Day 105 mile 105: Low Tide High Turnout. Today is Easter Saturday and the Conwy Parkrun is busy, with 348 people at the start line to join in the fun! The sun is shining and there is en exceptionally low tide which makes the estuary appear more like a desert than a maritime thoroughfare. Personally I’m still feeling rather battered having run up and down a mountain two days ago so was never going to be running the 5km course in a time I would be happy with so it was nice to be able to take it a bit easier and admire the world around me.
The sea had withdrawn leaving only channels of fresh water from the mountains to navigate the voluptuous folds and curves of the remaining sand. Here and there little gangs of Oystercatchers and the occasional more solitary Shellduck could be seen mudlarking for worms and crustaceans hidden bellow the surface of the ‘dunes’. This is to say nothing of the vista of the medieval castle which overlooks almost the entire course!
It’s nice to be able to have the time to notice these things rather than simply trying to beat a time.
It was great to see the luminous Chris Williams pushing his son Thomas in a buggy, although less good to be overtaken by them, (I’ll get you next time Gadget) and also to see the legend the is Iorwerth of Eryri Harriers running club who I ran with for about the last mile.
In retrospect it was a great run, but it certainly didn’t feel like it at the time:)
Once again thanks all!
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: 5031.9 meters recorded
(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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