Day 104 mile 104: St. Tudno’s on Good Friday. On top of the Great Orme nestled in a hollow sits the church of St Tudno. It is a special place, hunkered down in the bracken, gorse and limestone against the worst of the storms that roll in from the Irish Sea. It was built in the 12th century on a site dating from the 6th century and dedicated to the memory of its founder St. Tudno. He was one of the seven sons of King Seithenyn who were all sent into holy orders. Tudno established the Church on the Orme and the Ogof Llech, a small cave on the headland, with difficult of access, but also a clear spring of water is believed to be where he lived.
It is very peaceful and an ideal place for contemplation.
Thanks for all the support as ever, it was needed today. The first half of the run is all uphill and having still not quite recovered from yesterday’s run the mountains, combined with a stiff neck, slight sniffles and a very mildly sprained left ankle, after about 200m I was close to calling time and getting back in the car and going home. If I was just doing this as me I probably would have done so but so many people have been so kind and generous I couldn’t let it go. Thank you!
I may now spend the rest of the morning in the bath with a book and a cuppa recovering 🙂
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: 1830.6 meters recorded
(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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