Day 57 mile 57: Summit for the weekend sir?!

Day 57 mile 57: Summit for the weekend sir?! OK first off, silly innuendo aside, thank you so much to the people that donated to this running challenge yesterday. The charity fundraising is now a tantalising £399.60 an amazing total especially when you consider I initially thought £100 for the entire year was realistic! Thank you 🙂

Today’s run goes from the top of the Sychnant pass where there is a handy parking spot and almost invariably an ice cream van no matter how inappropriate the time of year or bad the weather. The route simply takes in the top of the hills trending south onto and outlying secondary summit of Maen Esgob and then comes back. This pinnacle has a prominent cairn, not really visible from the road which I had never quite got to before.


img_9280As a random aside it was wonderful to find a somewhat optimistic sundial built into the top of what I had wrongly assumed was a triangulation point.

We came across this hill on a post-work family walk a couple of weekends ago but never made it to the top due to tired offspring… this morning was the chance to actually get to the top and revel in the descent.

Apart from punctuations of exposed rock, and mix of gorse and heather at the top, the paths are unusually verdant, a sheep cropped baise of descending arcs only sparsely populated with ankle turning rabbit holes.

It’s great! 🙂

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: 1654.1 meters recorded

(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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