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

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What I ate, drank, wore and carried on the Wicklow Round

Sorry but even the mere sound of this post’s title already puts me to sleep: this stuff is technical and boring and very detailed, so please feel completely free to ignore it. However, it is the sorta thing that fellow runners do ask about, and it is the kinda thing I needed to know before … Continue reading What I ate, drank, wore and carried on the Wicklow Round

Mountain Marathon Tents, Bags and other stuff…

It’s not easy knowing what to bring on a two day mountain marathon. Before my first mountain marathon, I remember frantically making notes on the back of a beer-mat in a bar as a fellow mountain runner Hazel Thompson told me exactly what I needed to bring in my bag. Before my next excursion, I … Continue reading Mountain Marathon Tents, Bags and other stuff…