Day 153 Mile 153: “Mad Mustachio Purple-hued Maltworms”. It’s Friday I’m at work and it’s all getting a bit daft. As a result it’s a bit of an urban run today but as ever, it is amazing what is there if you take the time to notice it. The route for today goes from the university, past the cathedral and loops up to the station before returning to the start. In the process it goes past a rather unassuming clothes shop, which previously sold academic books. It is also rather cool to find out that it is in some ways more famous than the university, cathedral and station combined.
Shakespeare’s play Henry IV Part 1 is set in the early 15th century during the reign of the eponymous King. Act 3 Scene 1 involves a heated exchange between Hotspur, Worcester, Mortimer, and Glendower [sic] which takes place at “Bangor. Archdeacon’s House”. Part of the structure of the Archdeaconry survives to this day and is this very building.
It’s a really pleasant run, it makes a nice change to be running on a flat surface rather than negotiating ankle twisting trails and to see a few familiar faces about. The hustle and bustle, primary colours and lack of mosquitoes are a bit of a bonus, however I wouldn’t like it for ever.
The title for today’s run comes from a quote from Henry IV and was too good an opportunity to pass up!
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: 1628.6 meters recorded
(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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