In every race I have run here in Spain I have have to say that a huge percentage of runners cheat. They will run on the sidewalk instead of the street and on every turn cut though the sidewalk, or park, or any way that will give an advantage. I have even seen people not […]Read more "Cheaters!"
Last week before running the Cursa Barri de Sant Antoni I showed Bea the official shirt that comes with every race I have registered for here in Barcelona. She asked my why I dont wear it to the race and I said that it is lame to do that, it is just for wannabe runners, […]Read more "Wearing the Race Shirt during the day of the race."
The concept behind Correbarri race is simple but genius. When you register for the race you select which of the many neighborhoods ofnu Barcelona you want to represent. Then, when you pick up your bib you get the usual for Barcelona complementary race shirt. However, each neighborhood had it’s own design and color. It’s a […]Read more "Sant Gervasi, Bitches! – Correbarri 10K Race"
The Challenge Are you a fan, a big fan, of 10K races? Does the idea of trying to endure a long series of races throughout a year entice you? If yes, and you live in Barcelona, you are in luck. There is a competition known as the BCN 10K CHALLENGE . It is a series […]Read more "Barcelona 10K Challenge"
The is the first race of the 10K Barcelona Challenge series. A new entry in the competition, raising the number of races needed to complete challenge by one. As the name implies, it takes place outside the famous Camp Nou Stadium home of the best team to ever grace the planet. About 3.500 runners gathered for […]Read more "Cursa Barca 10K – For those who like anything Barca"
Cursa del Poble Nou is the second race in the Barcelona 10K challenge I came the previous day to pick up my bib and t-shirt for the Poble Nou race. The neighborhood seemed quiet, though that might have just been because Barca was playing. The ladies at the pickup station gave me my number and shirt […]Read more "Cursa del Poble Nou 10K – Running, Botifarra, and Wine"
This New Year’s Eve, while in Barcelona, I ran my fourth race since I got back into running on Feb 1, 2012. It was the Cursa dels Nassos, an annual race near the oceanside of the city. Cursa del Nassos means “running of the noses.” There were about 10.000 runners and I managed to finish 6.216th! […]Read more "The Running of the Noses"