Carb-loading was a low-tech and low-taste affair, but luckily the hotel tap at least delivered some pretty hot water. With hindsight, the kettle would have been a better option for “cooking” my pasta.

Pearce @ Valencia Marathon – Race Report

We’re pleased to bring you McCarkissian Mark Pearce’s race report from Valencia in what was arguably the performance of the year. His race, along with Ludo’s exceptional marathon in Frankfurt show just what can be achieved when you actually do some training – apparently you don’t even need social media to achieve this!   “Good…

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2018 – End of Year Review

As the year draws to a close and our ‘Champion Runner of the Year’ event is upon us, the time is right to publish our annual review and look back at the highlights of 2018. For our founding fathers, McCar and Kiss (Simkiss and McCarthy) it has been a contrasting year. Early year predictions (based…

Fig 1: Second wooden horse in two years. Fuck yeah.

Pearce Half’ PB’s in Lugano

“Your body’s ruined, Pearce. You’ll never walk again if you carry on at this rate,” exclaims Dr. Kästner. “But Doctor,” I reply, “I have a marathon to run in just a matter of weeks. THIS CAN’T BE HAPPENING TO ME!” “There’s nothing we can do for you, Mr. Pearce,” interjects the nurse, leaping to her…

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Race report – Rushcliffe 10k 2018

To build the appetite for the masterpiece that will be the 2017 London marathon review (hence the importance of putting years in the title), a quick summary of the Rushcliffe 10k 2018. On a warm morning, there was sun for the first time this year (still 2018 we are talking about) around the race village…

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…