Day 23 mile 23: of sniffles, piers and festive socks

As was always predicted I have woken up with a mild cold, but hey that was to be expected. What was not to be expected was the realization, as I pulled on my running stuff this lunch time, that I was wearing my Christmas socks. Ok, its January so its not the biggest fashion faux-pas I have ever committed (this week). However given the fact I cant really remember putting them on this morning made me chuckle!


Today’s jaunt took me along Bangor’s Garth Pier and out to the playing fields. Bangor Pier was opened in 1896 by Lord Penrhyn. It was designed by JJ Webster and cost £17,000 (then!) to construct. Its main purpose was to enable steamships from Liverpool and other places to bring passengers to Bangor. A narrow-gauge railway originally carried passengers’ luggage for them. It’s still got a lot of the original fittings although the railway is sadly no longer there. Looking back there are some amazing views of the mountains of the Snowdonia national park. Its enough to make a person feel quite insignificant (in their Santa socks)!

Thanks to all those who have donated since I last typed, I am truly astounded.



Pier plus a bit

Distance: 1750.3 meters recorded

(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)

Elapsed time: 10 minutes, 37 seconds
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