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The Dangerous Summer: Editor’s article In The Telegraph

My article on the extraordinary fatality rate in the encierros, ‘bull-runs’, and other ‘popular’ taurine events this year, and why we continue to participate in them, is in The Telegraph today (online here.) A more detailed breakdown of the figures … Continue reading

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San Fermín Roundup

Our editor, who is on holiday, has asked me to step into the breech to do a little roundup on the years events in Pamplona to accompany Joseph S. Furey’s “excellent” article in the Daily Telegraph magazine today. (We suspect … Continue reading

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A close call in Pamplona

This morning was the bloodiest so far I this year’s Feria de San Fermín. With five people gored including one American according to Navarran authorities. Our friend Dennis Clancey came close to making it six (and two) as you can … Continue reading

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Pamplona, bull running, bull gorings, Esquire TV and poetry from New York

The Fiesta so far has been one of moments of glory and moments of hilarity, all among old strangers and new friends. The star of the show has been the American bull-runner Dennis Clancey, formerly of 20th Special Forces Group … Continue reading

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Running on the horns of the bull

I just found a photo which when cropped down I discovered the exact moment I was truly bullrunning, in the mozo-sense, on the horns of the bull, rather than posing alongside, after the horns have passed. I remember the adrenaline-spike, … Continue reading

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Untouchable – A Clean Running Of The Bulls in San Fermín

That’s what the headline on the cover of the Navarre daily, Diario de Noticias, said after the first day of running in Pamplona said – my best day by far. I didn’t leave the city entirely untouched, emotionally or physically, … Continue reading

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Into The Arena

… is both the name of my book – available on Amazon here – and what I did yesterday. Here are some photos of my dancing with the young bulls they let in after the run (which I also ran). … Continue reading

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The Pamplona Posse

Having arrived in Pamplona by way of both Barcelona and Madrid (missed connection, but not all airlines are bastards. Thank you Iberia), I have joined the “Pamplona Posse”, a rag tag group of gap-year students, ne’er-do-wells and bullrunning maniacs at … Continue reading

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The Dangerous Summer begins…

PAMPLONA is no place to bring your wife. The odds are all in favor of her getting ill, hurt or wounded or at least jostled and wine squirted over her, or of losing her; maybe all three. If anybody could … Continue reading

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Ernest Hemingway, 50 years on, and the family Ordóñez

On the 50th anniversary of the death of the great Ernest Hemingway – who was packing for Pamplona at the time just as I am now – it seems right to reprint an excerpt from my recent book Into The Arena, … Continue reading

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