The Spanish Football Podcast Live #TSFP

Spanish football has been an interest of mine, ever since I first watched the Galacticos of Real Madrid back in the 1990s with Beckham, Raul, Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos. Zidane's winning goal in Hampden Park, Glasgow in 1998 against Bayer Leverkusen stands out, even though it's 20 years ago. So it was nice to go … Continue reading The Spanish Football Podcast Live #TSFP

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Winter Training in Gran Canaria

After 4 days of cycling over Christmas in Gran Canaria, I thought I’d share my reasons for coming here and why it’s such a good base for warm weather winter training, whether you’re a runner, cyclist or triathlete. I've written about Christmas Cycling in Gran Canaria before, in 2014, 2012 and 2011 so trying to … Continue reading Winter Training in Gran Canaria

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

European Duathlon Championships Report 2015

26 April 2015 (Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain) In April 2015, I returned to Spain to race in a duathlon championships, finishing 16th in my age group over a tough run/bike/run course on the outskirts of Madrid. Two days after one of the biggest races of the year and I’m sitting in a café in Atocha Station, … Continue reading European Duathlon Championships Report 2015

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

10 Things I Like About Spanish Food

I’ve been to Spain more than any other country (probably 30 times) and yet I still fill my suitcase before the flight home with charcuterie, cheese, olive oil or wine. Food is a real passion in Spain, which is something I’ve come to appreciate more, especially as Ireland has so much great quality food too … Continue reading 10 Things I Like About Spanish Food

Skiing in sunny & snowy Spain: Sierra Nevada

Lots of people go skiing and I’ve been to my fair share of places, but few people have ever thought of skiing in Spain. It’s funny because Irish tourists go there in their millions every year: sun worshippers who flock to the Costa del Sol, Costa Brava, Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. I’m just back from a week in the Sierra Nevada mountains and had an amazing time so thought I’d try convince you why you should give it a go.

Girona, Catalunya: A Cyclists Paradise

Barri Vell, Girona Girona is a cycling mecca, without the crowds. What I mean is that it should be crawling with cyclists, exploring the amazing routes around the region. But it’s surprisingly quiet. I spent 3 days recently cycling around the Gironés region, and what a base it is. Plus Girona is a lovely city to spend … Continue reading Girona, Catalunya: A Cyclists Paradise