Great Britain 3 August: CAT - Snowdon

Running up a hill, and down a mountain

A glorious morning in the welcoming valleys of North Wales.

Our team of International runners visit the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) near Machynlleth in Wales.

The team are met by staff and volunteers including Dr Adrian Watson, the Head of the Graduate School of the Environment, and Catriona Toms the External Relations Manager.

A guided run around the extensive grounds of the Centre.

Adrian gave us a fascinating talk on the work that they do, the construction of the Centre and all the interesting courses they do for the public and their graduate course.

The Peace Runners are inspired and plans are being made for a more extensive visit in the future.

The town of Llanberis sits at the foot of the highest mountain in Wales, Snowdon.

From Llanberis you can either take the train up to the summit of Snowdon ....

In 2008 Snowdon joined more than 800 significant landmarks and important locations around the world when it was dedicated as a Sri Chinmoy Peace Blossom by Lord Elis-Thomas.

..... or you can run up!

Racing the train.

The Peace Runners reach the summit where they enjoy spectacular panoramic views.

Rain clouds start to move in - they keep Wales beautiful and green.

A torrential rain storm descends gradually turning the path into a small river!