Simkiss “Not Shit” at the Nationals

With Simkiss in tatters at the start of the week, dragging himself round runs on weary legs and wondering how the hell he was going to manage anything above his usual ‘easy run’ pace at the nationals, it took nothing more than a sniff of the word “Overtraining” from an MCKEP onlooker for the athlete to sack off Thursday’s hard session (which he was dreading) and demand immediate treatment from his sports physio to get him in the best possible shape for the trip to Wollaton Park.

One session of uncomfortable hip manipulation and general muscular pummelling later and sicknote walked away with his new set of legs.

After queuing forever to get into Wollaton Park, Simkiss began his warmup, and soon realised that after his annoyance at using spikes too short for the muddy conditions in the past few races, he would not need the 18mm monster spikes he’d subsequently required – the going was good and 12mm’s would be plenty.

The race itself was rather uneventful, Simkiss holding a consistent effort throughout the race and progressively worked his way through the field and finished strongly, crossing the line in a small group and placed 156th in 40:40.

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