Day 264 Mile 264: First Head-torch Run of Autumn

20170921_062629-01Day 264 Mile 264: First Head-torch Run of Autumn. It is a sure sign of autumn when the need for a torch sneaks back into daily life! Today marks the first time in quite some while, apart from deliberate nocturnal adventures when I have needed a head-torch to go for a ‘normal’ run.

It adds a certain sense of excitement and occasion to proceedings, and feels like it has put down a marker as another key point on the route to the end of the year.

Today’s run is a welcome return to sanity after the mountains adventure that comprised yesterday charging out through the village and around the headland. There is a slight drizzle coming in on the wind from the west and the low-tide sea-sound is blotted out by the wash of lorries heading to the port, along the expressway at the base of the cliff.

High up from the vantage point where the path winds around the massif which divides Penamaenmawr for Llanfairfechan it is possible to sea down to the beach below through the fading dark. Out on the shoreline the is one lonely light walking and stopping and bobbing. Clearly a fisherman out collecting bait for later in the day but from this height and distance it feels like the world has inverted and the fisherman’s torch has become a rouge star reflected down from the horizon twinkling in the surf to the derision of the oystercatchers.

On re-turning the wind pushed me back home, towards the east and the lighting sky; running towards home, the day and a cup of tea.

On an aside many thanks to the people who have donated over the last few days, for some reason my email wasn’t picking this up, but it has now, so a belated thank you very much to you 🙂

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: 1677.0 meters recorded

(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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A different earworm for today, I first heard this yesterday evening. I can’t even fully work out if I like it yet, but the bonkers blend of synthesized and purportedly instrumental sound has got under my skin somehow. Enjoy!


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