Day 40 mile 40: Roman Camp Run. It’s a beautiful, cold and crisp day today, and would seem ideal for a run, were it not for the fact I don’t feel too great. So I tried to take myself somewhere a bit inspiring, during daylight and in terrain which was never going to be quick so I didn’t have to worry about being fast! As a result I went charging around Roman Camp with its amazing views, steep muddy descents, long grass, and corners where the frost is still sitting at 1:30 in the afternoon.
In typical fashion, it’s believed that the Normans not the Romans, settled this hill. The ruins at Roman Camp suggest that Hugh D’Avranches, Earl of Chester built the fort at the beginning of the twelfth century, and it is consistent with the Norman motte and bailey castle design which was used in that era. It is certainly well positioned with great views of the surrounding countryside and enemy advances from miles away would be easily noticed.
Massive views of the Isle of Angelsey, the Menai Strait and the Snowdonia mountain range makes the effort all worth while and its designated as a site of Special Scientific Interest on account of its flora and fauna.
On another note, I have now actually clocked up over 50 miles actually run since the year started. If you take into account that each run has been at least 1 mile, now those little extras bring it up to 50 miles done… Yay! Here is to celebrating small victories!
Cheers for all the support and kind words, it’s amazing to bump into people in real life who are actually reading this 🙂
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Distance: 1609.4 meters recorded (1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
A bit of an audio duvet to keep me going around today 🙂