I’m absolutely stoked! Christopher’s photo of me riding in the Sperrin Mountains in Northern Ireland won the competition of best biker pics and got published on the cover of Sveriges Motorcyklisters magazine for region west. See the online magazine here.
In Barcelona there is always something happening and as a foreginer many of the events come as a surprise to me. As I returned from my run today I heard drums and saw a procession with the “gegantes”. Following them proved to be a good decision, since they led me to a square where three castellers clubs were starting their performance of building human castles. Jolly good entertainment.
Racers, runners, striders, joggers, walkers, waddlers and even a few on wheels joined forces this morning for the El Corte Inglés 10k on the streets of Barcelona and Montjuic.
This is by far the highest race number I ever recieved, over 70 000 were registered for the race which was hosted by a popular company and entries were free of charge. This appealed to me, since we pretty much live off dust at the moment and it’s no wonder that it also attracted many that are not runners of habit. It was pretty much like running in a colourful snake for the whole race, dodging walkers who, against all common sense, had started at the front, passing families walking hand-in-hand and children on scooters and in prams. Jolly good fun despite the obstacles.
One of the highlights was running a lap on the Camp Nou stadium, now the second stadium I’ve run in, not bad. As for the time, I wasn’t expecting a PB today and, all in all, I must say that I’m pleased with my 1h10min – considering both my overall fitness and the challenges of running in such a populated field, which never thinned out during the race.