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


Portugal: It’s not Spain

Irish people should be well aware that we’re not the same as our near neighbours across the water. No were not British. Yes, we speak English. No, we don’t have pounds. Yes, we do follow English football teams. No, we don’t all speak cockney. So, Portugal and Spain are kind of the same. Ear neighbours … Continue reading Portugal: It’s not Spain

Trail Running in Portugal: Grande Trail Serra D’Arga

  Caminha, Portugal, 26 September 2016 This report is about running two mountain trail races in Portugal in less than 24 hours. I finished the main 33km race in 13th position after 3hrs 22mins of running over 33km. The night before I warmed up with a Sunset run over 17km. I’m sitting in the … Continue reading Trail Running in Portugal: Grande Trail Serra D’Arga

Meia Maratona do Porto: Race Report

Run: 21.1km in 1:18:57, 3:45min/km pace, new PB, 87th place Porto is a special city given its history, amazingly rich architecture and beautiful setting on the steep banks of the River Douro. Luckily the half marathon avoids all those hills and sticks to a lovely flat course along both banks of the Douro. You won’t … Continue reading Meia Maratona do Porto: Race Report

A busy few months

The last few months have been busy, even if I’ve squeezed in 3 holidays in that time. I’m getting abuse at work as all my holidays have involved some sort of race or sport. What’s wrong with sitting on the beach drinking mojitos all day they say? My focus has been on training for both … Continue reading A busy few months