Day 343 Mile 343: Parky Parkrun

Day 343 Mile 343: Parky Parkrun. Last night it snowed, it hasn’t stuck at lower levels but on the hills there is a deep covering, roads have turned to ice while I, at the age of 37, actually dreamed about snowball fights.

As a result of the drop in temperature several outdoor events have been cancelled, the result of which was that an eclectic mix of people turned out for the 5km parkrun which goes along the Conwy estuary. None the less numbers did seem to be down somewhat compared to normal as it seems that only the dedicated or slightly mad would consider being outside at 9am in anything less than a jumper and long trousers on a morning like this!

As I drove up it was hailing, but by the start time the weather had cleared and a quarter of an hour in the sky had cleared and the snow covered mountains stood out against the stone of the castle and the blue of the sky… this didn’t make running through the puddles feel appreciably warmer though… brrrrrr!

Photo courtesy of SJ Photography and Conwy Parkrun

I’m feeling tired today, whether it is the slight cold I seem to have, or the fine food and wine consumed this week as part of my better half’s birthday, the stresses of life taking their toll or just being lazy but it felt like hard work. That doesn’t detract from it being an amazing place on what turned out be a beautiful (if chilly) day. Thanks especially to Pete who was not running today, but turned up to shout supporting heckles from the warmth and safety of his bright orange waterproof, cheers 🙂

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: 4975.7 meters recorded

(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)

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