Camino Portugues: 4 days running

This is a detailed blog post about running the Camino Portugues from Vigo to Santiago over 4 days in September 2016.  Jump to these sections: Day 1: Vigo to Pontevedra – 33km Day 2: Pontevedra to Padron – 42km Day 3: Cambados to Pontecesures – 50km Day 4: Pontecesures to Santiago – 39km Gear: What … Continue reading Camino Portugues: 4 days running

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Visiting Galicia: A Coruña & Pontevedra

I've previously written several posts about my 2 trips to Galicia and Porto in 2014 and 2015 (my thoughts on Santiago, running the Camino to Fisterre, Galicia: A Seafood Lover's Paradise and running the Porto half marathon. This time, I'd like to share some lesser known cities which are well worth a visit for a … Continue reading Visiting Galicia: A Coruña & Pontevedra

Exploring Santiago de Compostela

Last September 2015, I visited the famous pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela, the destination for millions of pilgrims each year who walk along the camino. After my own run to Fisterre, I explored the city for a few days, so here's my blog on what I found. Today I took a day off. No … Continue reading Exploring Santiago de Compostela

Running the Camino to Fisterre

Galicia Trip: September 2015 Disclaimer: this is not a blog about walking the Camino de Santiago, as I haven’t even done one mile of it. It’s not even a blog about hiking, or even about the end of the world. This is my story about running the Camino de Fisterra, which is the last stage … Continue reading Running the Camino to Fisterre

Galicia: A Seafood Lover’s Paradise

Galicia is known for its food, its history, its climate and landscapes. Let me share some of the bits I loved, starting with the race venue of Pontevedra. The City: Pontevedra Pontevedra is a lovely city, I’d go back to explore the history, food, nightlife and surrounding countryside. It has a well preserved Casco Viejo, … Continue reading Galicia: A Seafood Lover’s Paradise

Pontevedra World Duathlon Championships

This race report is from the beautiful city of Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain where I competed for the 3rd time at the ITU World Duathlon Championships, finishing in 25th place in my age group in a time of 2:08:23. I had a great time with the Irish team throughout our stay, where the locals made a … Continue reading Pontevedra World Duathlon Championships