Race Report: Godiva 5

Apologies are to be sent to MCKEP fans following McCarthy’s sub par performance at the Godiva 5. Having blown up in the first mile, McCarthy walked across the finish line in 7th place in a time of 26:57. Reflecting on his performance today in conjunction with news that ‘Old Man’ McCarthy (as he’s affectionately known)…

Outrage From MCKEP Fan @gjtaylor56 at Blog Typo

McCarkiss Elite Project apologise for any interruption to service and the lack of recent blog posts, this has in no way been related to a lack of quality training, racing, or the MCKEP athletes being away on holiday but instead is the result of the entire MCKEP backroom staff being engaged in the resolution of…

MCKEP Original: Run hard and don’t…

As the England team selection for the Commonwealth Games marathon was made, the surprise inclusion of a former fatty was on everybody’s lips. To our surprise, Neil Black (UKA Performance Director, who is actually just a physio but must have something over one of the big wigs at UKA for him to have been given…

EMGP Race 8: Milton Keynes 10k

Milton Keynes 10k; The climax of the 2014 East Midlands Grand Prix Series – and Simkiss was struggling before he started. The relentless nature of the EMGP’s weekly races combined with the arguably foolish decision to compete in the Warwickshire Road Race League on Saturday has taking its toll on Simkiss as signs of cumulative…

Summer 6 News Update: “Confusion over directions cost MCKEP athletes the race”

Following the release of official race photos, courtesy of yourraceday.co.uk – rumours emerge that the pair of MCKEP athletes “would’ve undoubtedly won if it weren’t for their navigational skills”. Despite clear instruction from the marshals – photos clearly show them struggling to read McCarthy’s pocket map taken from “A Guide to Beautiful Low-Key Races: Midlands…

EMGP Race 7: Weedon 10k – Why bother?

After inexplicably abandoning the project this weekend in favour of gallivanting around Princess Anne’s back garden on a Mountain Bike as part of a 24hr relay, Simkiss went into the 7th race of the EMGP series sleep deprived, exhausted, and with a very sore arse. Keen to not be outdone by McCarthy in his attempts…

EMGP Race 5: Banbury 5 – The Record Attempt

The event of the calendar thus far, the Banbury 5 – such hype surrounded this event that it may be shortlisted as a 2015 Diamond League Athletics Fixture. Talk of Simkiss’ non-attempt at the Kenilworth Runners 5 mile Club Record had bounced around the boundaries of Warwickshire, spilling into Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire. Trending on twitter…