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…

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Stratford’s Big 10k 2016

Several years have passed since Simkiss last competed in Stratford’s Big 10k – Five in fact. Back in 2011 Simkiss podiumed in 3rd place with a time of 34:04, having won the event in 2010 with a time of 34:07. Now in 2016 (in case you forgot), with the Berlin Marathon only 2 weeks away…

Godiva Trio lead it out - Can you spot our McCarkiss Boys?

Godiva Autumnal 5 2016

With Marathon training in full flow, 3 of the McCarkiss lot made plans to run the Godiva 5 at memorial park… actually 2 made plans, and Simkiss the sheep followed with a plan of including the race as part of his long training session for the day (a plan which failed miserably). Adcock is still…

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Northern Masters 5000m Track Championships

NORTHERN MASTERS 5000M TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS, LEIGH SPORTS VILLAGE, LEIGH, UP NORTH. JULY 27th 2016 FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT: JARROW MARCH BACKGROUND TO RACE & SOCIAL CONTEXT Northern England, also known as the North of England, the North or the North Country, is a cultural region of England. It is not an official government region, but a…

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The Summer Shakespeare Half Marathon 2016

It’s that time again where Simkiss struggles to write a race report in third person and attempts to conjure up some form of humour to not look out of place on the McCarkiss site. Following discussion within the McCarkiss training group over the validity / stupidity of running a half marathon at marathon pace as…