It’s with great pleasure that we announce the latest recruit to the McCarkiss Endurance Project ranks, Anthony Hatswell. Anthony joins us from Long Eaton Running Club and hopes his transition to McCarkiss will help him on his journey from being a sub-sub-elite athlete, to the dreamland of finally being called a sub-elite athlete; and we’re confident MCKEP can help him achieve exactly that.
With a raft of mediocre PB’s that falls neatly in line with his new mediocre club – Hatswell will soon fill the role of club ‘poster boy’ once elected at the AGM, on account him being the first club member to actually look like a runner.
It has been said that Anthony set his sights on being accepted into the project long before its inception, where he first plotted to impose himself upon MCKEP founder, Dickie Simkiss, at the Stanford Hall Half Marathon. Not actually competing against Half Marathon winner Simkiss, Hatswell showed his athletic prowess to take the title in the
fun run 10k event.
Further attempts to catch the eyes of MCKEP bosses came in the form of paid for TV airtime at the London Marathon in 2015 – where Ant waited patiently at the back of the field for his moment of fame, striding heroically through the field like somebody who had given a half arsed effort for the last 25.8 miles.
Much like McCarthy – Ant races hard from the off, regularly leading the field by the 200m mark, before fading drastically as the race progresses, though unlike McCarthy Anthony proudly boasts and unbeaten record of races in North America. Mr Hatswell is also one of the few MCKEP athletes to have successfully overcome the terrible condition Plantar Fasciitis, which has seen McCarthy sidelined for 3 months (although finally now on the mend), and has plagued Simkiss on and off for several years of his athletic ‘career’.
We wish Anthony every success in his new McCarkiss vest… Welcome aboard lad!