Nordic Islands AR “Valhalla” (Sweden/Norway) 2019 [Race Report]

Pre-Spiel The first edition of this race last year attracted a large contingent of racers and had excellent coverage giving you insight into an exciting and challenging race. It was clearly very well run – a factor driven by renowned racer/here Race Director Staffan Björklund. So; a new well-run race.. A real expedition style over […]

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Corsica Raid Adventure (France) 25th Anniversary Edition 2018 [Race Report]

Pre Spiel; Following most international race updates, it is the enticing images (or videos) of an ‘exciting’ race that draws the eye to the Corsica Raid Adventure which is part of the Outdoor Racing World Tour. Celebrating their 25th anniversary for this 1-6 June 2018 edition it was ‘back to the roots’, however we didn’t […]

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Northern Spain: Segovia, Santiago, Cudillero, Valladolid & Avila

Pre and post the Raid Gallaecia race, we darted around to taste just a bit of what the region has to offer. If you want history, I included Wikipedia links as I’m not going to pretend I remember all the history myself! Here below are some pictures and my thoughts/comments. Segovia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Segovia We happened upon this ancient […]

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The Home of Bullfighting – Ronda [Spain]

Pre-Speil: This town is rich in history – part of a tour, we had this stop scheduled on our trip and in fact I think it was the second stop! Ronda Town: They say this is where it all started, well it started a long time ago circa Julius Caesar! But yes, the bull fighting […]

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The Historic Horse Race of Palio di Siena [Italy]

Pre-Spiel: Timing a visit to Europe and Italy can be a strategic exercise.. Having heard about this race from my parents who missed it by days, I wasn’t going to miss it by any! Arriving just in time, the buildup and race (+ after party) was immensely fun as expected! What a thrilling event, albeit […]

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Cinque Terre [Italy]

Pre-Speil: I first heard about these little towns you ‘have to’ walk between, scattered along the West coast of Italy. That was 2002.. 10 years later – I made it! Vernazza:

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