Day 278 Mile 278: The Dr Will See You No! 55 years ago to the day the first Bond film was released, and let’s face it playing at being 007 has to rank up there with getting away from zombies as one of those silly bits of fun which occasionally goes through my mind when running! With many of the Bond films being based in the UK working out of Pinewood Studios, Snowdonia National Park features heavily as a backdrop for many of the iconic moments showing up at length in: From Russia With Love, Tomorrow Never Dies and The World Is Not Enough and incidentally in many other movies.
Hence I took the chance to have a quick dash up into the Snowdonia hills on my way to work. Normally Aber Falls is a busy place, but there is something wonderful about the solitude up here on an early autumn morning. The only other living creatures I saw were a buzzard looping its way along the tree-line and a marauding spaniel who looked far too happy to have clearly left its owner out of eyesight miles ago.
Apart from that there is a certain damp-majesty to the hills today, it seems to be a place of grandeur and sticky leaves, tumbling water and rolling clouds. It was a hard run on the way up but my goodness gravity gives you supercharged legs on the way back down!
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: 1734.3 meters recorded
(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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There could only be one track for an earworm for today, what else could you wish for to run downhill to?!