Day 303 Mile 303: Sensory Sunrise Run. With the change of the clocks it is once again light in sufficient before the start of work to be able to sneak a run in. Today sees a beautiful sunrise with the iridescent colours of petrol and roses over the sea. Down the road by the Motorbike Shop the Jackdaws are reeling like slivers of coal knap against the butter-icing sky as one of them shouts his heart out on the non-functional lamp post that marks the end of the forecourt.
There is a crispness to the winter air, which has the 2 commuters at the bus stop stood up, topped with woolly hats and hands thrust down in jacket pockets. In-spite of this, the sea air has kept the frost largely at bay, apart from on the most shadow-sheltered of the cars; and the morning seems to crackle with the sparkle smell of winter, mixed with fresh tarmac and the occasional waft of early morning shower-gel.
The turnaround point for today’s run is the wonderfully named Escape Reality second hand bookshop, where an appropriately festive mix nestles Delia Smith’s Winter Collection next to How Many Bats Can You See? seemingly without issue.
On the return run the cold is just starting to nibble the fingers and the Jackdaws appear to have settled down. The huddled commuters are still waiting for the bus!
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Distance: 1914.0 meters recorded
(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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