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Horsecroft Hawstead & Norton Circular Run

In almshouses, Bury Fayre, Hawstead, Horsecroft, Norton on December 11, 2005 at 1:42 pm

9am 11 miles in 1 hour 28 minutes .

Year to date mileage 1253

Month to date 57 miles

Average miles per month 110

Average weekly rate 25.4

Week to date 17

Weather: Damp and foggy.

My fourth consecutive day of running. I decided to run out on the road to Hawstead. Unfortunately it was very foggy and visibility was poor so I couldn’t get many clear photos.

Hawstead is a lovely village I particular like these almshouses built by Phillip Metcalfe in 1811 for the aged and deserving as it says on the plaque.

I returned to Bury via Norton and Nowton and went through the graveyard next to St Edmundsbury Cathedral. There are some interesting memorial stones here I particularly like the one I have included here.It reads

Here lies interred the body of Mary Haselton
A young maiden of this town
Born of Roman Catholic parents and virtuously brought up
Who being in the Act of prayer repeating her vespers
was instantaneously killed by a flash of lightening
August the 16th 1786 Aged Nine years old

I ran through Bury Fayre which was doing a great trade this morning.

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Hawstead to Gt Whelnetham Suffolk

In almshouses, Gt Whelnethum, Hawstead, Saucony, suffolk on October 15, 2005 at 12:35 pm



10.30apm 8.6 miles in 1 hour 13 minutes

.Year to date mileage 1028

Month to date 78 miles

Average miles per month 109

Average weekly rate 25

Weather: A warm autumn day as the morning mist lifted.

Course: Hawstead Village is about 3 miles south of Bury St Edmunds. I parked in the car park next to the swings. The picture showing the grass field and road on the road is right in the centre of the village. For a Saturday being perhaps the busiest day of the week there was hardly a soul to be seen.

I started running out towards Lawshall but changed my mind as the road was a little too windy and this was a main road. Although there were’nt many cars I didn’t feel comfortable. Si I returned and found another path along Bell Lane.

Bell’s Lane leads up hill towards Gt Whelnetham. At Bell’s Lane farm I managed to find a pathway across fields though the ground was rather sticky and stuck to my Saucony Trigon responsive shoes.

At Gt Whelnethum I took a path which takes you along side the grounds of the Gt Whelnethum Halland up Cocks Green lane to Cocks Green. I returned back to Hawstead.

The picture of the building shows some almshouses erected by a Philip Metcalfe