Day 102 mile 102: Academic Amblings (A loop around the Snot Duck).
Before I start about today’s run, I am in shock and awe to announce that the total raised through doing this now stands at £500!!!!!! Thank you so much all of you 🙂
For many fortunate people (myself included) today is the last day of work before Easter! As a result my place of work is like a ghost town, it was always to be expected that a university out of term time would be a bit quiet but this is just silly. As a result I did today’s run through the grounds, car parks and down the sneaky cut-throughs while the opportunity was there.
Bangor University, as it is now known, formally came into being in 1884 paid for by donations of over £1200 from the local famers and quarrymen, a truly staggering amount given the average wage at the time. Originally it was temporarily based in the Penrhyn Arms it boasting 58 students and 10 staff. By 1911 the university had moved into the buildings in which the faculty of arts is still based a purpose built ‘Collegiate Tudor’ edifice opened by George V.
It’s an astounding place an interesting to see how it has grown and developed over the years. However it must be said that I am still not convinced about the latest addition of the Caban sculpture next to the new arts and innovation centre. It still looks an awful lot like a rubber duck who has been suffering from a terrible cold, but that’s just my opinion! It was great to get back indoors just as the rain came.
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: 1788.5 meters recorded
(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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