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Fornham All Saints Circular Run

In Fornham All Saints, running, suffolk, Tollgate on September 30, 2006 at 7:30 pm

8am 10 miles in 1 hour 21 mins 06 secs

Week to date mileage 28

Month to date mileage 121

Average weekly rate 30.4

Average Monthly rate 132

Year to Date 1185

Life time 9205

Wet this morning as I set out for a long run. I am hoping a few longer runs may help improve my running and give me a little more confidence which I am lacking after recent runs. I set out along the Newmarket Road and went as far as the roundabout before the A14.

I went under the flyover and took the Westley Road before immeadiately turning left and along past the crematorium. This used to be part of the old Bury 20 many years ago. Just past the Hyde Cottage I turned right and along by Hyde Wood. This road is infrequently used as you can see by the grass growing in the middle.

Eventually this lovely road emerges at Fornham All Saints. At the cross roads I took a left to cross over the River Lark and turned right to run through Fornham St Martin. Back into Bury past the Tollgate and along Beetons Way and home.

Bury St Edmunds Cullum Rd/Ramada Hotel/Newmarket Rd Circular Run

In Bury St Edmunds on September 29, 2006 at 8:20 pm

5.30pm 5.4 miles in 42 mins 10 seconds

Week to date mileage 18

Month to date mileage 111

Average weekly rate 30.2

Average Monthly rate 131

Year to Date 1175

Life time 9195

Ran very poorly tonight my recent times over this course have been :

29 – Aug 40.40
27 Jul 40. 47
13 Jul 41.11
6 Jun 41.33
18 May 41.18
7 Apr 40.30
7 Mar 41.31
3 Mar 41.34
21 Feb 41.35
27 Jan 41.56
13 Jan 41.30
2 Jan 42.42
23 Dec 43.34
9 Dec 42.0
6 Dec 42.04
29 Nov 42.17

West Suffolk Athletic Track

In Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk Athletics Track on September 27, 2006 at 9:07 pm

6.15pm 6.5 miles in 53 mins 35 secs

Week to date mileage 13

Month to date mileage 105

Average weekly rate 30.3

Average Monthly rate 132

Year to Date 1170

Life time 9190

Tonights track session consisted of a warm up including a run to the track, 3 laps followed by 4 x 3mins with a minute recovery. A 5 minute break and then we repeated the set again 4 x 3 mins and concluded with a 1500 metre run which I think I ran in 6.38. I was disapointed with this.

At least I completed the session , I had doubts during the intervals whether I would.

Leavenheath Suffolk

In apples, Leavenheath, Stoke by Nayland, suffolk on September 26, 2006 at 8:18 pm

5pm 6 miles in 49mins 07 secs

Week to date mileage 6

Month to date mileage 99

Average weekly rate 30.3

Average Monthly rate 132

Year to Date 1163

Life time 9183

After my last visit to Leavenheath on the 11th of July this year, I have always planned to return to visit the other half of the village which is concentrated around the village pub. I parked up near the Hare and Hounds and decided to run back along the pathway besides the A134 towards Honey Tye.

I turned off along the very straight Plough Lane. The weather was good, September having been an above average month for temperatures. I picked up on a a track leading me through some apple orchards on the left hand side. This was enjoyable even though the ground which was heavily rutted from farm machinery had turned to little lakes with recent overnight rain. The air smelt strongly of apples. Underneath the trees apples were littered in their hundreds giving a lovely warm autumnal pungence scent of cider. I saw nobody in the orchard and I emerged on to the Stoke by Nayland Golf Course near the 16th hole known as the Gainsborough.

I came to a series of lakes where the path seemed to cease and without any clear signs I had no option but to retrace my steps. It was only on looking at the ordanance survey map that it becomes clear that the pathway continues once you reach the other side of the lake and this would have enabled me to have a run a circular run.

However back in Leavenheath I took the Harrow Street path before again picking up a farm track towards Stewards Farm. Having completed my 6 miles I returned to the car.

Tarpley 10 at Beyton Suffolk 2006

In Beyton, race, suffolk, Tarpley 10 on September 24, 2006 at 7:38 pm

10am 10 miles in 1 hour 19 mins

Week to date mileage 31

Month to date mileage 93

Average weekly rate 30.3

Average Monthly rate 133

Year to Date 1157

Life time 9177

I found this race a struggle. I wasn’t confidant going into the race following my patchy training. The weather was good at the start of the race as it was slightly overcast though half way through the sun emerged and it was quite warm.

The car park had changed for this 2nd running of the Tarpley 10 to the Beyton School instead of the pumpkin field. There were a good number of late entries to bolster the total entry. There were 115 finishers today compared to 124 so the overall entry was slightly down.

My mile splits were as follows

1 7.18
2 7.45
3. 7.56
4. 7.54
5. 7.48
6. 7.43
7. 8.06
8. 7.59
9. 8.36
10. 7.51

I failed to beat my time from last year which was 1 .18. 25 in the main to some slow miles from 7 miles onwards. It is time to get some more consistent training in!

Ipswich Town v Sunderland

In football, Ipswich Town, Sunderland on September 23, 2006 at 7:15 pm

A comfortable win against Sunderland by 3-1. The victory represented the first managerial defeat for Roy Keane as manager so will always be remembered by him.

Two goals for Alan Lee changed the game around in the second half after Darren Currie had scored an equaliser after Sunderland had taken the lead from an own goal.

Newmarket Road Bury St Edmunds Suffolk

In Bury St Edmunds, suffolk on September 23, 2006 at 9:37 am

8 am 4.5 miles in 37 mins

Week to date mileage 21

Month to date mileage 83

Average weekly rate 30.2

Average Monthly rate 131

Year to Date 1147

Life time 9167

A gentle pre race jog. Quite a misty morning. I didn’t follow any particular course just decided to take it easy.

I have entered the Felistowe Half Marathon on the 8th of October.This will be a new race for me having never run at Felixstowe before. If anyway has done this race before let me know what you think of the 2 lap course.

Horringer Farm Suffolk

In Horringer on September 22, 2006 at 9:25 pm

5.30 pm 5.5 miles in 46 mins 45 seconds

Week to date mileage 16

Month to date mileage 78

Average weekly rate 30.2

Average Monthly rate 131

Year to Date 1143

Life time 9163

Friday Night before the Tarpley 10 race on Sunday and I was a little unsure what to do. So I chose a regular route so I could switch of and have a gentle untaxing run. I ran very slowly but my running is struggling at the moment anyway through lack of consistency and the need for new shoes.

West Suffolk Athletic Track

In West Suffolk Athletics Track on September 20, 2006 at 9:50 pm

6.15 pm 5.4 miles in 41 mins 39 seconds

Week to date mileage 5.4

Month to date mileage 68

Average weekly rate 30.2

Average Monthly rate 131

Year to Date 1132

Life time 9152

I ran down to the track and then warmed up with 4 laps. I then realised that it was the Tarpley 10 on Sunday so I decided to only do half the set as I don’t like doing a track session in the same week as a race.

As it was for some reason I struggled tonight and I felt sluggish doing the 4 minute intervals. We did 3 followed by a 600 metre run at 10k pace. Tonight we also did various exercies including sit ups,press ups, star jumps and a couple of laps of strides with jogs around the bends.

Ran home feeling a bit jaded and not confident about Sundays Tarpley 10.

Horringer School /Hospital /Cullum rd Newmarket rd Bury St Edmunds

In Bury St Edmunds on September 19, 2006 at 8:44 pm

5.30pm 5.4 miles in 41 mins 39 seconds

Week to date mileage 5.4

Month to date mileage 68

Average weekly rate 30.2

Average Monthly rate 131

Year to Date 1132

Life time 9152

8 Sep 06 41.01
1 Aug 06 41.45
28 July 06 42.25
17 July 06 42.46
13 June 06 42.08
11 May 06 43.21
27 Mar 06 42.41
8 Mar 06 42.13
24 Feb 06 42.33
16 Feb 06 44.0
10 Feb 06 41.50
2 Feb 06 42.38
17 Jan 06 42.50
10 Jan 06 42.52
1 jan 06 41.45
14 Dec 05 42.47

Felt really good tonight and I ran well over this course.