Bam Flloyd Berks

MCKEP would whole heartedly like to welcome a new member, a member that has been kicking around for some tIme but most recently managed to achieve her ‘lifetime ambition’ (how you do this at 17….) , of running and studying in the USA. She loves to go by the name of Bam Flloyd Berks, we…

Marathon Inspiration

Having spent nearly three years exiled in the Middle East, the inspirational performances from the likes of Simkiss, Hywel and Hatswell over the weekend of the 2018 London marathon may have been enough to push former McCarkiss athlete (still the fastest founder member of McCarkiss over the undisputed half marathon distance) out of retirement. It…

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McCarkiss Welcomes Peck

 McCarkiss welcomes Jude Peck to Project.  The latest addition to the ever growing McCarkiss stable is Jude Peck who joins us from the Warrington based club, Spectrum Striders. Jude further strengthens our women’s squad with a very respectable top 40 UK placing in her AG for 5k in 2016, this coming in the form of a 19:14…

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Rugby 10: Race Report

As the Rugby World Cup swept into Rugby in the form of a ‘crappy little fanzone’ with a big screen, sports fans around the world were acutely aware that the annual Rugby 10 mile was taking place, in Barby. A bumper crowd was in town as hundreds of Rugby Union fans trawl around England following their respective…

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Official Announcement: MCKEP is not ‘Elite’

Following the doping scandal that has ripped through our sport, the last 7 days in athletics have felt like 168 hours and the Project has suffered greatly following confusion between the MCKEP logo and the potential similarity to that of the Nike Oregon Project logo. Whilst we cannot see the likeness, the Project cannot be put at risk…

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Race Report: Northern Double Header

For McCarthy it was onwards to Edinburgh, via a quick stop over on Friday night in Warrington for the inaugural Birchwood Brook 5k, the second in the North Cheshire 5K series. A northern debut for the MCKEP vest and an opportunity to damage all the recovery that had been achieved ahead of Sunday. Arriving with…

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Distance Running in Social Media ‘Spat’

McCarthy became involved in a lengthy WhatsApp spat with his fellow parkrun, 1500m, 3000m 5,000m and 10,000m, Half Marathon and Marathon runner, Rich Simkiss, on Tuesday night in which he called his McCarkiss Elite Project team-mate “ThighKiss”. Simkiss responded after McCarthy, who earned his best career result to date when he was second to Elly in the…

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Operation 92433: Cotswold Hilly 100

  The McCarkiss Elite Project is proud to announce that it will be supporting Operation 92433: The Kenilworth Runners attack on the Massey Ferguson owned 1989 Hilly 100 record. Back in 1989 the Massey Ferguson Running Club set a record time for the race from Stratford, which still stands to this day. The relay race…