River Lark Run Bury St Edmunds Suffolk

In Uncategorized on April 28, 2006 at 1:42 pm

8.45am 7.2 miles in 58 minutes 8 seconds

Week to date mileage 22

Month to date mileage 131

Average weekly rate 31.5

Average Monthly rate 137

Year to Date 531

Life time 8309

Course:Head out through the water meadows and then turn left at Bury Rugby Club . Follow the path through No Mans Meadow which is at the back of the Abbey Gardens returning to Southgate Bridge and then returning over the meadows for a 2nd lap.Return home up Southgate Street past the Police Station and through the Abbey Gardens graveyard then through town centre, Risbygate street, Westley road and home.

My previous times over this course are as follows

10.15th April 58 minutes 50 seconds
9. 13th Feb 06 59 minutes 52 seconds
8.27th Dec 05 1 hour 3 mins and 23 seconds
7.19th 05Sep 56 minutes 42 seconds
6.29th 05 August 58 minutes and 7 seconds
5.2 july 05 1 hourand 53 seconds
4.26th june 05 1 hour and 9 seconds
3.28th May 05 58 minutes and 51 seconds
2.13th April 05 59 minutes and 25 seconds
1.11th March 05 1 hour and 31 seconds

I ran well again the weather is just perfect at this time of the year for running. I took some pictures of sights I regularly see on this run.

The sign board introduces an area of water meadows known as No Mans Meadows. Apparently the area was created artificially in the medieval period as a result of diverting the course of the River Linnet in order to provide a millstream for the abbey. Livestock would have roamed here.

The picture of the conical shape building is that of an Oast House. An Oast House is a kiln for drying hops. There would ususally be a kiln room and above this a drying room where the hops were layed out to dry. After sufficient drying the hops would be removed into a cooling room.

The shape of the Oast House enables a sufficient draught for the fire in the kiln.

Running through Bury St Edmunds Abbey Graveyard the gravestones have almost disappeared under a sea of weeds.

Final picture shows one of my favourite buildings in Bury that of Moyse’s Hall. Built in 1180 it is now an excellent museum. It has apparently been an Inn, the town gaol, policestation and a workhouse.

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