Victor of the the Rugby 6, Hywel Davies of Rugby, Rugbyshire celebrates reduced chaffage thanks to the clubs new vest. The Fastrax specialist sandpaper fabric vest now retired.

Rugby 6 – Race Report

Rugby’s premier running club was going to be out in full force at round 3 of the EMGP. The RUGBY 6. Yes, the RUGBY 6… run by RUGBY and NORTHANTS AC, including RUGBY. At 6.30, runners from all of RUGBY and beyond started to arrive at RUGBY and the locals expected to see the return…

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The Ballad of Reading Fail

For the many fans of Oscar Wilde’s poetry among the members of MKEP, the title of this blog will be the highlight of this contribution[1]. In short, realizing I am able to reference Reading’s most famous inmate was a silver lining to a debacle of a race weekend. (As a rare aside to my blog…

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‘Big Mac’ at the Seaside

In an effort to dilute the plethora of Simkiss Photos on the McCarkiss homepage we bring you news of Tony McCarthy’s midweek race, from the North England branch of McCarkiss, where they like their race reports the same as their courses: Last night – Wirral Seaside Run 2nd V55 18.15 The 4.92km run forms part…

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MCKEP takeover Braunstone Parkrun

Saturday saw the much anticipated McCarkiss trip to Braunstone, where the project had organised a stellar field consisting of Jordan, Adcock, Simkiss, McCarthy and new MCKEP recruit, Hywel Davies. Chief organiser Adcock had promised the McCarkiss boys a fast and flat course with a ‘stacked’ field. The mailshot that Adcock circulated on the club Whatsapp…

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Race Report: EMGP Corby 5

As the doping scandal involving Project Head Coach ‘Nolberto Salanozar’ and Richard Simkiss broke across the world, it was left to dopey, grumpy and sleepy of the McCarkiss Elite Project to travel in search of better headlines in the Corby 5, which is actually at East Carlton Park in Leicestershire. Adcock, Jordan and McCarthy headed to the…

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Athlete Bio: Matt Adcock

In the first of a new series called; ‘Insightful insights’, we gain an insightful insight into the current Project members;     OVERVIEW Matthew “Matty” Adcock was appropriately born in Woolwich, more or less on the London Marathon route, in 1954. He moved to “God’s Own County” (Leicestershire apparently) and has been a stalwart of…

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Race Report: Manchester 10k 2015

And so to Manchester, where McCarthy was entering his third ‘race’ in five days, fresh from a devastating win at the Warrington Parkrun in 18:05 a day earlier, this of course followed his third place at the Silverstone 10k in 33:22 on Wednesday. Arriving in Manchester with only 3 and a half hours before the start…

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2015 EMGP: Race 1 – Silverstone 10k

The Silverstone 10k and the East Midlands Grand Prix series were bestowed the honour of hosting the first outing of the ‘Men in Black’, the birth of a new era in distance running. Before the race, rumour of an MCKEP appearance was rife due to the fact that the weather conditions were being described as…