Day 256 Mile 256: Windy Up Top

20170913_071122-01Day 256 Mile 256: Windy Up Top. After a blowy night the wind has started to die down somewhat, but it is still rather wild on top of the hills; which therefore seemed a perfect opportunity to go and air some cobwebs before starting the day. Alltwen is a peak that forms the eastern edge of the amphitheater of hills embracing the village as it looks out northwards to the sea.

The morning is just starting to wake up, and the storm scoured sky has been stripped back to its base to reveal areas of perfect cobalt blue between the abrading clouds. The heather and gorse flowers stand out as bright constellations of yellow and purple amongst the brown of earth, peat and bracken; and the sheep hunkering down against the wind between this appear, from a distance, more like spray-painted lumps of quartz with only their farm-daubed backs visible among the boscage.

It would be really beautiful if it wasn’t such hard work running into the wind, and so terrifying coming back the other way!

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: 1761.0 meters recorded

(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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Thanks as ever for all the support!

Ed

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