Penmaenmawr Run

Pen-mine-mow(same as cow)-rer is the correct way to say it at least that’s what a Welsh bloke told me on Facebook. I was working in the quarry which you can sort of make out in the picture with the large lump of rock. I had my kit on me so i went for a run. I ended up doing about 2.5 miles followed by some hill sprints to really get a sweat on.

I did want to run to a village called Llanfairfechan which indecently is the place where Janet Street Porter was born (i heard her gobbing off about it in a documentary once) but i ran out of footpath so i turned back and just ran for another 20 minutes or so. The lump of rock that looks like an island is the Great Orme but it isn’t an island it’s joined to the mainland by the town Llandudno. That’s where i did the Nick Beer 10km race.

When i was doing some hill sprints a fellow runner came up to me and we had a good old natter for 10 minutes or so. It turns out he was training for The Great North Run this coming weekend and he said he was shitting himself because he has never done anything like it before. We shook hands i wished him the best of luck and that was the end of my training today.

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