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Lt Saxham Suffolk

In Lt Saxham on January 20, 2007 at 9:31 pm


8.am 10 miles in 1 hr 23 mins 53 seconds

Week to date mileage 10 miles

Month to date mileage 90

Average weekly rate 31.4. miles

Average monthly rate 136

Year to date 90

Lifetime 9683

After heavy over night rains the weather was dry but cool as I ventured out on a long run. I decided to run out to Little Saxham a village about 3 miles to the west of Bury St Edmunds.

This isn’t a road I would recommend as it always seems to be busy with traffic and with the large puddles this morning I got my feet wet running through these at times by keeping into the side of the road. The minor B road takes you out past Westley to the right and Horringer can be seen in the distance to the left.

circular buildings. Thats one theory though I imagine it was partly a case of keeping up with the Joneses and what was gooThe road twists and turns but eventually arrives at St Nicholas Church at Lt Saxham which is a lovely round tower building. Apparently there are only around 180 of these in the country and most of these are centered in East Anglia. Why a round tower? Well this is disputed but it seems the local flint stone is difficult to use to construct square buildings and lends itself more tod for one village was then wanted by a neighboring village.

The church is right smack bang at the end of this road and cars have to turn sharply either towards Barrow or Chevington. This time I turned southward towards Chevington. I was able to run a fair way along this road without reaching Chevington before my time was up and after 43 mins I turned for home . This section of the run was much quieter and could be run in comfort.

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