Day 76 mile 76: Snakes & Guinness

IMG_9681Day 76 mile 76: Snakes & Guinness.

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, which, working in a university city in a Celtic nation means almost anything can happen! It would be really nice to have jumped on a ferry and headed over to Ireland and run a mile today but alas that couldn’t happen so I worked out an alternative!

FullSizeRenderSt. Patrick was famous for many things, not least expelling the snakes from Ireland. So, my run today started next to Bangor University’s Brambell building which houses (amongst many other things) a herpetology research hub which is home to a large collection of particularly venomous snakes, as well as a museum with several ammonites and a two headed sheep in it.

From there I threaded my way through the drizzle, past the russet crystalline dampness of the cathedral and down the high street through an undulating forest of green shirts and silly hats. Eventually the revellers dwindled as the shops and pubs became less frequent and the colours leached out before I emerged at the coast, grey paving slabs under feet mirroring the sky which was, in turn, reflected back by the sea.

As the end of today’s run loomed, the Tap and Spile pub came into view, overlooking the Victorian pier, in order to partake of a pint of the less hallowed celebration of the day 🙂

Sláinte mhaith!


Today’s cover-photo is “courtesy” of Anwen Williams.

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: 1922.8 meters recorded

(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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