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…

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…

McCarkiss boys pose in front of the Brandenburg Gate

Berlin Marathon 2016: The Report

And so only 7 months on from the race, with all but the faintest of details remembered, we’re able to publish the McCarkiss Endurance Project Berlin Marathon 2016 Race Report. We make no apology for it’s delay – in truth nobody could be arsed to write it, and given Simkiss’ result, he didn’t have a…

Hatkiss / Simswell pushing the pace at 4mi

Ashby 20 – Team Race Report

After a recent spell of cold weather, an intrepid team (yes team) of McCarkiss runners set out to race the Ashby 20, a highly rated event around the picturesque Leicestershire countryside. The sun was (slightly) out, and a bit of a breeze blowing, but otherwise ideal conditions for the undulating/ hilly course (according to elevation…

Pearce_Reading17

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…