Day 110 mile 110: Dracula Day. April 20th 2017 is the 105th anniversary of the death of the writer Abraham Stoker, better known as “Bram” and the author of Dracula. So as a bit of fun today’s run was worked around that theme.
“20th May. Bangor– Left university buildings where the School of Medical Sciences delivers lectures on Haematology* and headed down the Deniol Road. From there I made my way towards the theatre, for I was conscious of the knowledge that Stoker had once been employed as business manager of the Lyceum in London. From there I rushed up the Eastern side of Glanrafon Road to the Cathedral as it stood tall and deep, stone-mullioned, and weatherworn, the gravestones set back against the boundary wall.
Turning towards the bus stop; at every station there were groups of people, sometimes crowds, and in all sorts of attire. I was once again blown back towards the main thoroughfare and the sky was overcast as I headed out towards the coast. The sea is tumbling in over the shallows and the muddy flats with a roar, muffled in the sea-mists drifting inland. The horizon is lost in a grey mist. All is vastness; the clouds are piled up like giant rocks, and there is a brool over the sea that sounds like some presage of doom.”
* Had to get a blood reference in there somewhere
If you feel that today could not get any sillier, rest assured that the tune that went around in my head while running is just plain daft! On another note I have now set a new 1 mile PB for the year 🙂
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: 1859.3 meters recorded
(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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Thanks as ever for all the support!