Day 160 Mile 160: Horsepower for the TT. Today is the final day of the Isle Of Man TT racing, including the senior race where bikes of around 1000 cc can hit speeds of in excess of 200 mph on normal (closed) public roads. Living on the top coast of N Wales, if you get up high on a very clear hot day it is possible to see the Isle of Man on the horizon. This is usually an atmospheric trick as the air shimmer over the sea bends the light over the horizon but on the right day it is definitely there. So this morning, I took myself and the Dainese T-shirt that I had been bought several years ago by my other half to watch the MotoGP with my Dad at Silverstone, and ran up a big coastal hill.
As was to be expected the weather was not ideal and the island was hidden in the mist but it was still a beautiful run, and a great excuse to get out and up into the hills. What made it even more special was to see the mountain horses. They live out on the hills all year and roam and graze as they please, so seeing them is always a very welcome surprise.
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In spite of all of the fun of a week of racing it is important to take a moment to remember Alan Bonner, Davey Lambert & Jochem van den Hoek. All three of which have died while racing in this year’s TT. Thoughts go to their family and friends at this time.
May we all have the courage, and tenacity to risk everything for the things we love.
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: 1626.6 meters recorded
(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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Thanks as ever for all the support!