Day 53 mile 53: “Dry shoes only, in the kitchen!”

Day 53 mile 53: “Dry shoes only, in the kitchen!” The Afon Cegin flows down from the Snowdonia national park and into the Menai Straits. On the rare occasions it’s name is translated into English it is simply referred to as the River Cegin, perhaps because the literal translation Cegin=Kitchen would cause too much confusion!

In the hills above the city of Bangor there is a point where the road fords this river, it is accompanied by a small footbridge, but where is the fun in that! From there it is possible to describe a 1.5 mile route up the back of the mountain before contouring across and down to rejoin the river valley at a lower point and following its tree lined banks back to the start.

That does not REALY describe the feel though. The combination of running through the ford, winding it up the hill; before the committing descent through the dark mud-slicked gorse-slopes and back to the river, where the viaduct looms out of the night in the rain-stellated play of the head torch, made for one of the most exciting, rewarding and necky runs I have done for a long time 🙂

And it’s possibly one of the longest sentences too!


I’m running a mile each day everyday for 2017. If you feel you can sponsor me please do, as all the money raised will go to the Cleft Lip & Palate Association (CLAPA) who provide services all across the UK to support people affected by it.

Distance: 2226.7 meters recorded

(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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