Back home in Ireland for 2013

2012 was quite a year. A little over 12 months ago, I was living and working in Cambodia. I visited Burma for a week in February, getting to run around the famous Bagan Temples and the capital Yangoon’s streets. In early March I was off to Thailand to compete in the River Kwai Adventure Race. … Continue reading Back home in Ireland for 2013

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What I brought with me on the Camino de Santiago

There's nothing worse that having to lug a big bag across the North of Spain. Guidebooks on the Camino suggest that your bag shouldn´t be more than 10% your body weight. That´s easier said than done. Thanks however to my old ultra running gear box, and a bit of ex-mountain marathon experience, I managed to … Continue reading What I brought with me on the Camino de Santiago

The highs and lows of the Camino de Santiago trail

"Oh I´d love to do the Camino". "Oh I´ve always wanted to go to Santiago". "Oh I´m so jealous of you." That's what people told me before I embarked for three weeks on the trail. And yes, it was good. And I´m very glad I did it. But it wasn´t always fun and games whilst … Continue reading The highs and lows of the Camino de Santiago trail

I did the camino… my way

"So where have you flown in from?", the woman beside me asked. I had just arrived in Dublin Airport and was heading straight home on the bus. "Spain", I replied with a fleeting smile. "Were you working there?" she asked, idly making conversation. I thought the truth might shut her up. "No, I've just run … Continue reading I did the camino… my way