The pre-race entertainment advertised near my hotel. I might have gone, but asked myself “What would Kipchoge do?” and the answer definitely wasn’t “Visit SEXXY ESKALATION the night before a race”.

‘Pearce Does Berlin’ – Berlin Marathon 2017

After a long absence from the wide web of the world, and still no race report from London #VMLM2017, two McCarkissians made the journey to the infamously fast Berlin Marathon to try their luck. Ludovic Renou hoping to better his 2:30 breaking performance from 2016, and first claimer Mark Pearce who has written of his experience… Berlin…

Pearce @ Frankfurt 2016 - Mannheim

Pearce Nails a PB in Frankfurt Marathon

With un-McCarkiss like levels of efficiency, and in excess of McCarkiss like levels of humour – member Mark Pearce writes of his experience in the Frankfurt Marathon at the weekend… Having run a pleasing marathon PB in perfect meteorological conditions back in April at the Zurich Marathon, my thoughts had immediately turned to an “autumn…

Up the incline to start Lap 2

Race Report: Telford 10k 2015

Leeds Abbey Dash was a disaster… it really was – So pants was it in fact, that I’ve stricken it from memory. I can’t even remember what my time was; only that it was 33-‘something’, and that’s a long way short of where I was hoping and expecting to be… I needed to take a…

New MCKEP Signings

New Editorial Staff at the Elite Project

A major re-shuffle has taken place backstage at the ‘elite project to take the stress and strain of the current blog team, and allow Simkiss and McCarthy more time to train. Following recent journalistic success for the project – we’re delighted to welcome to the team a man who is well known by most runners…

Random spiral footbridge

Race Report: Daventry 10 – 2014

With a lonely 14-16mi training run planned, Simkiss opted to make the journey to Daventry to complete its 10mi race at a marathon training pace of 5:37/mi (which will subsequently need to be revised following Siggers’ recent effort in Berlin). A steady start saw Simkiss settled in 2nd place leading a group, with a lone…