Day 318 Mile 318: Mum Said Don’t Run On Top Of The Wall! As the year and this challenge gradually draws to a close, there are a few runs and routes left which I have had in mind to do before time, opportunity, daylight and the weather gives out.
The Conwy town walls were built at the same time as the castle, in about 1285 and they create a wonderful route. They comprise an elevated loop of almost exactly 1 mile (if you include the open but by the sea!). The result is an astounding gantry through ancient architecture and a breathtaking landscape.
Some of the route is more than slightly nerve wracking; with low barriers, sheer drops and worn uneven stone, it feels closer to mountain running than a respectable tourist attraction. The additional issues of steps and site-seers going in the opposite direction mean that today’s run was never going to be fast, but as an aesthetic line and for views it is almost unparalleled 🙂
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: 1640.6 meters recorded
(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
Thanks as ever for all the support!