Llandudno is a rather attractive seaside resort and a varied place for running – with a wide sweeping promenade stretching for two miles between the headlands of the Great Orme and the Little Orme . Victorian seafront hotels are well maintained and painted in a limited range of pastel shades and provided the backdrop for the start of the run.
I soon headed upwards towards the Great Orme, climbing around 200 metres quite rapidly, which even made my Sheffield Tour de France run seem quite modest.
The half a dozen miles on the Great Orme broadly followed the undulating top of the limestone headland with the heather and gorse looking delightful. The run back into town was harder on the quads than I had expected but included a pair of unusual war memorials.