Day 231 Mile 231: Is This the Start of Autumn? I went to Conwy to do the 5km Parkrun today and the wind comming off the sea is truly awesome, presumably the start of the wonderfully named ‘Storm Gurt’. You do not need your eyes open to know if you are running in the right direction; one way feels like fighting through treacle, the opposite direction feels like you are about to take off!
I happened to get there a bit earlt today so got a chance to take in the views. The Conwy RSPB reserve is situated on the east side of the estuary comprising 114 acres and protects a variety of habitats including grassland, scrubland, reedbeds, salt marsh and mudflats. It turns out it was created as compensation for the destruction of areas of wildlife habitat during the construction of the road tunnel under the estuary between 1986 and 1991. Dredged silt was dumped onto the site which was later landscaped to create two large pools and several smaller ones. Since then over 220 species of bird have been recorded on the reserve, including lapwing, little ringed plover, skylark and reed warbler. Other wildlife includes otter, stoat and weasels along with 11 species of dragonfly and damselfly and 22 different butterflies.
In the grand scheme of it, it seems like a good compromise!
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: 5048.9 meters recorded
(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
Thanks as ever for all the support!