Archive for the ‘Horsecroft’ Category

Horsecroft & Pinford End

In Horsecroft, Pinford End, suffolk on September 4, 2005 at 6:11 pm

8.45am 8.5 miles in 1hour 11mins 27 seconds.

Year to date mileage 843.

Month to date 33 miles

Average miles per month 104

Average weekly rate 23.9

Weather: Hot and sunny

Course Out and back course along the Horsecroft Road through Little Horsecroft to Pinford End. Just before Pinford End there is a footpath which takes you on a circular path around a wood. The wood isn’t named on the ordance survey map but is near Hawstead HalL. From what I can tell the original path has now been changed and instead of emerging at Hawstead Church it takes you in a circle back to Pinford End. I will try to find the path from the church on another run at a future date.

The houses are typical of those passed on this run at Little Horsecroft.

Horsecroft/Nowton/Town Circular Run

In Bury St Edmunds, Horsecroft, Nowton, Nowton Park, Sunflowers on August 30, 2005 at 7:49 pm

4pm 7.8 miles in 1hour 3mins 32 seconds.

Year to date mileage 810

Month to date 130 miles

Average miles per month 102

Average weekly rate 23.4

Weather Hot sunny 82

Course: Ran out on the road to Horsecroft, returned over fields to Nowton Park and the returned home via Town Centre . An unusual site for Suffolk I ran past, was this field of Sun flowers or perhaps I have never noticed farmers growing this type of crop before in this area. If you have ever attempted to grow sunflowers at home as a bit of fun or to try and get your children interested in gardening then you may be interested to know the world record stands at 25 feet 5 and half inches. This was grown in Holland in 1986.

Apparently sunflowers grow taller if planted on the northern side of fences and buildings this is because the plants stretch to reach the morning sun.

17th July Once Bitten Twice Shy!

In dogs, Horsecroft, Whepstead on July 17, 2005 at 12:40 pm

8am 8.5 miles in 1 hr 10 minutes. Year to date mileage 607, monthly mileage 71. Hot and Sunny not a cloud in the sky fantastic weather.

Course: I planned to do 35 mins out and back toward Whepstead. At the moment my longest run is just 1 hour. As I want to do a 10 mile race in the middle of September I plan to build up mileage each week with a long run gradually adding 5-10 minutes extra.

Take the Whepstead road from Bury, this is a fairly quiet road with not too many cars, though being as the road is a bit bendy you have to anticipate the worst and switch sides of the road on the bends. After about 20 minutes I had to do a u-turn as I hadn’t anticipated a dog on the loose which came charging at my ankles from a driveway at the house above. Not sure what type of dog it was but it wasn’t going to let me go past and there was no owner in site to reign it in.

So having had my run messed up I will give this route a miss for a while.Instead I headed out towards Horsecroft. I went over fields quite a bit as the pictures of the wheat show before returning home.

Felt good and comfortable with the extra time and distance.