Day 357 Mile 357: ‘Stop Press’ & Double Anniversary Run

Day 357 Mile 357: ‘Stop Press’ & Double Anniversary Run. Today is something of a celebration-fest. Not only is it Christmas Eve Eve, but it has transpired that between us my daughter and I have racked up 10 and 50 5Km Parkruns respectively. Well done her I’m sure the free t-shirt with the number 10 on it will be with her soon 🙂

We have been on a festive visit to my Mum so had a cheerful and chatty run around Tring Park. This morning it is very misty, obscuring the views across the vale and turning the trees into architectural pillars reaching into the grey fan vaulting of the sky. It’s nice to run along with her and natter, taking in the sights of the cheerful dogs and the steep slidey mud.

The fun of festive jumpers and the cheering on of onlookers, marshals and cow marshals (yes you read correctly) really added to the sense of occasion. Dropping into the café in the town afterwards the various fell running shoes left on the palatial doormat hints at the wonderful juxtaposition of worlds pain au chocolat in a posh eatery in home counties north, a cuppa and a bunch of muddy sweaty people. What is not to like?!

In other actual actual news there is a wonderful article about this challenge in the Daily Post, while a couple of fine details are a little sketchy it is a great piece and a very kind bit of publishing.


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: 5077.7 meters recorded

(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)

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