Day 109 mile 109: Joining the Dots. Lon Las Ogwen is an 11-mile route that runs between Bangor and Llyn Ogwen. Over time I have run, walked or cycled many parts of it but never completed it in its entirety, either at a stroke or in stages. Today I am filling in one of the gaps in the map, running south from where the road fords the Afon (River) Cegin.
It is a wonderful route, a tarmac-ed cycle path all the way running through an artery of woodland, with fields on one side and the river tumbling below on the other. The tarmac of the track seems to merge into the surrounding flora almost imperceptibly, as the encroaching moss smudges the edge of the path down from the sides of the woodland that lines the way. The presence of the river and the trees mean that the place is full of birdsong at this time in the morning, and away to the right the bleating of lambs and the sound of young children on school holidays mingles in an uneasy conjunction of utterance.
I hadn’t realised that it is all slightly uphill, until I turned around to come back and found that it felt like I could fly!
Right time to get to work for the first day back after Easter and put the kettle on!
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: 1742.0 meters recorded
(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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