Day 1: JK 2014- Do not go gentle into that good night..


We arrived in Pembroke yesterday afternoon after a lovely flat calm crossing.  One of the other families had organised the accommodation this year, close by to where Robert had run in the JHI’s in 2013.

Our place of residence for the weekend is the Lakeside Caravan Park in Llangors.  The sprint was held in Swansea University. For over 2700 runners the organisation was excellent. The sun was shining, the finish was fast and there was plenty of discussion over route choices.

Robert at the Finish
Robert at the Finish

Our journey down to the sprint took us through the National Park of the Brecon Beacons.  A truly beautiful part of Wales that we have never visited.  Granted, the weather today would have softened the hardest of hearts, but everything does seem brighter on the sun!

Reservoir in the National Park
Reservoir in the National Park

Although we didn’t win any medals today, we certainly didn’t disgrace ourselves.  Tomorrow will definitely be a different story, until then adieu.  or hwyl fawr.

Some quotes in the University Restaurant
Some quotes in the University Restaurant

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on that sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

 

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