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Culford Suffolk

In bridge, Cricket, Culford, Culford School, Marquis of Cornwallis, River Lark, sign, suffolk, village on June 24, 2007 at 6:12 pm


1pm 5 miles in 40 mins

Week to date mileage 31 miles

Month to date mileage 119

Average weekly rate 30 miles

Average monthly rate 130

Year to date 750

Lifetime 10343

Parked just off the main street in Culford which is now well known for its public preparatory school in the grounds of the former home of the Marquis of Cornwallis. Cornwallis being the Commander who surrendered British forces at York Town in the war of independence

I immediately set off into the grounds of the school past St Mary’s Church.

I stopped briefly at the back of Culford Hall before following a path named the David Anderson Way which led through some trees to the back of Culford Hall.
I continued past the lovely cricket ground and down to the River Lark and another visit to the Cornwallis Bridge.

Actually I am not sure what it is called but I have read that this was built under Cornwallis direction using an old cannon from a battle in India when he was the Governor General.


Back round past the front of the hall and then along the main road in Culford for another 20 minutes.

Abbey Gardens and Moreton Hall Bury St Edmunds

In Abbey Gardens, Ashes, Australia, Bury St Edmunds, Cricket, Moreton Hall on September 12, 2005 at 7:06 pm




6pm 6.2 miles in 51min 48 seconds.

Year to date mileage 884

Month to date 74 miles

Average miles per month 105

Average weekly rate 24.3

Weather: Sunny bright blue sky.

Course : Ran from the town centre through the Abbey Gardens graveyard and along by the River Lark heading up to Moreton Hall . Returned on the same path.

Ran with a smile on my face after listening to Englands victory in the cricket over Australia to win back the ashes after 18 years. Many are saying that this has been one of the greatest series of test matches in living memory. Football can learn a lot after the shameful scenes in the England v Northern Ireland match involving the petulance and bad sportsmanship of Wayne Rooney. Look at how Shane Warne ran 30 yards to shake hands with Kevin Pietersen after he had scored 150 to ensure England would win the ashes. Rooney’s reaction to a bad foul was to abuse his captain, abuse the referee and commit a further bad challenge for which many would have expected a sending off.

Cricket has done a lot to enhance its reputation this summer with a successful ashes series and very popular 20 over games. Whilst I would still choose Football as my number one sport many fans are becoming disillusioned with the current format of the Premier League which really means only 3-4 teams have a serious chance of winning the league. This is shown by a drop in numbers and empty seats at many games this year. Perhaps this will pick up now the cricket has finished ?

Ran comfortably though have a bit of a bruised big toe at the moment.