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Moreton Hall Circular Run

In Bury St Edmunds, Moreton Hall on July 17, 2007 at 7:12 pm

5.30am 5.85 miles in 47 mins 56 seconds

Week to date mileage 5.85 miles

Month to date mileage 78

Average weekly rate 30.3 miles

Average monthly rate 132

Year to date 856

Lifetime 10449

A repeat of last weeks route which is a circular run setting out from Westley area I ran along York Rd , Albert St, Risbygate St through town to Looms Lane, Mustow St and Eastgate St. I then climbed up the long drag which is Mount Road before returning to town via Ottewill Road and Symonds Rd and Shakers Lane.

I was nearly a minute quicker than last week and I felt this was a good run. What is noticeable is the number of runners you see up Moreton Hall of an evening. With its off road pathways it is certainly popular.

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Moreton Hall Circular Run

In Bury St Edmunds, Moreton Hall on July 10, 2007 at 8:20 pm

5.30pm 5.85 miles in 48 mins 45 seconds

Week to date mileage 5.9 miles

Month to date mileage 43

Average weekly rate 30.1 miles

Average monthly rate 131

Year to date 821

Lifetime 10414

This route was partly circular setting out from Westley area I ran along York Rd , Albert St, Risbygate St through town to Looms Lane, Mustow St and Eastgate St. I then climbed up the long drag which is Mount Road before returning to town via Ottewill Road and Symonds Rd and Shakers Lane.

The rest of the route being a repeat. I measured the course as being a 5.85 mile distance.

Moreton Hall Bury St Edmunds

In Bury St Edmunds, Moreton Hall on May 27, 2007 at 12:10 pm

8am 10 miles in 1 hr 22 mins 28 secs

Week to date mileage 27 miles

Month to date mileage 104

Average weekly rate 29.4 miles

Average monthly rate 128

Year to date 618

Lifetime 10211

The clouds looked ominous as I set out for a long run this morning. I decided to venture up to Moreton Hall inspired by the recent growth in the no of bloggers in this area as read about on Living in Bury St Edmunds.

Running through town there was a good atmosphere as the continental market stalls and flower stands were being set up. Once again it was a pity that this was largely washed out by the heavy rains that followed.

A photo of Mothercare?

Why you might ask well until 1976 when it finally closed this was the Kings Head. The Inn had been serving customers since at least the early 18th century. According to Pigot’s Directory the King’s head was the starting point in the 1820’s for stage wagon trips to London twice a week.

Along Mustow Street there is an dutch house and this interesting date of 1777.

During 1777 the American Revolution was in full swing with Cornwallis being defeated by Washington. Cornwallis made his home at Culford and was responsible for building the bridge at the top of my blog.

Up Mount Road there is this curious ‘men’ grafitti on a tree who knows what this is for? A meeting point for men, men wanted ?

I decided on a run around the Mount road plantations. With their being a bit of drizzle there was no else to be seen. Previous visits here have always been a bit challenging with many a dog let loose and the usual saying don’t worry it won’t bite .

I visited some of the very newest housing developments in Moreton Hall. I followed some recently opened pathways which eventually led to a dead end with a fence blocking my way.

With the area being a big building site the land disturbance has encouraged many poppies and ox eyed daisys

Moreton Hall

In Moreton Hall on February 13, 2007 at 7:10 pm

5.30pm 5 miles in 40 mins 24 secs

Week to date mileage 5 miles

Month to date mileage 46

Average weekly rate 29.5 miles

Average monthly rate 128

Year to date 185

Lifetime 9778

I finally had to give in to the cold and after nearly a week of no running I was fairly sluggish as I set out for this run out to Moreton Hall and back. I ran up to the Flying Fortress on an out and back run running out in 20.01 before slowing on the return to 20.23.

Moreton Hall to Gt Barton Suffolk

In cat, Gt Barton, Moreton Hall, suffolk on December 16, 2005 at 12:26 pm


9.30am 7 miles in 58 minutes 56 seconds.

Year to date mileage 1270

Month to date 73 miles

Average miles per month 110

Average weekly rate 25.4

Week to date 34

Weather Mild windy and overcast.

I ran this morning from the car park at Matalan in Moreton Hall out to Gt Barton on the busy Bury Road. Heavy clouds threatened a downpour but it never happened because of a good breeze.

As far as the mileage goes 34 miles this week represents the most I have run since the beginning of November. I got in five runs which is what I like to do with 2 rest days.

I took a photo of I think of a cat on a roof at Gt Barton , it looks as if it has just had a fright. Maybe it is a good luck charm to ward off witches. It reminds me a little of the victims that the White Witch of Narnia chooses to freeze.

Moreton Hall Suffolk

In Moreton Hall, suffolk on December 2, 2005 at 9:02 pm

6pm 6.4 miles in 50 minutes 29 seconds .

Year to date mileage 1203

Month to date 6 miles

Average miles per month 109

Average weekly rate 25.1

Weather:Windy and wet

An easy run up to Moreton Hall and back along the same route. A windy night please to get a run in after a pretty poor week where I have struggled to find anytime to get any running in. Hopefully December will be better.

Moreton Hall Circular Run Suffolk

In barnack stone, Moreton Hall, Peterborough, River Lark, suffolk on September 30, 2005 at 7:27 pm

5.30pm 7.6 miles in 1hr 2 mins.

Year to date mileage 950

Month to date 141 miles

Average miles per month 106

Average weekly rate 24.4

Weather: Heavy rain showers

Course: Set of through the Town Centre along Cullum Rd and the Water Meadows. Along by the River Lark and No Mans Meadow then over the A14 bridge. I did a circuit around Moreton Hall before returning home via the Town Centre.

When looking at the low level of the River Lark in Bury St Edmunds you would hardly believe it was once navigable, however the barnack stone used to build the Abbey was transported up this river. The Barnack Hills are near Peterborough and the original medieval quarry is now a nature reserve.

September has been my second most successful month of the year for mileage

Jan 127 No of Runs 19
Feb 45 No of Runs 7
Mar 94 No of Runs 14
Apr 97 No of Runs 15
May 84 No of Runs 12
Jun 89 No of Runs 13
Jul 145 No of Runs 21
Aug 130 No of Runs 18
Sep 141 No of Runs 20

Total Runs for the year 139 out of 273 days which of course is a run every 2 days approximately.

My average distance that I run is 6.83 miles.

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.

Gt Barton & Coltons Ride Circular Run

In Colton's Ride, Gt Barton, Moreton Hall on September 1, 2005 at 12:02 pm



8am 9.5 miles in 1hour 20mins.

Year to date mileage 819

Month to date 10 miles

Average miles per month 102

Average weekly rate 23.5

Weather Hot a little overcast

Course: From Moreton Hall I ran out along the pathway which runs besides the A143 to Gt Barton. I went as far the crossways and turned left at the Bunbury Arms along Brand Road. This road heads towards Gt Livermere and is very agricultural with just a few farms to break up the landscape of fields. I turned left at Livermere Rd and headed back through Conyers Green and Gt Barton. I then turned right along the Fornham Rd before turning left along a bridleway known as Colton’s Ride before returning to Moreton Hall.

The photo is a typical section of this run from the bridleway at Colton’s Ride.

Moreton Hall , Flying Fortress and the Town Centre

In Flying Fortress, Greene King, Moreton Hall, National Cycle Network on August 13, 2005 at 11:28 am


7.45am 10 miles in Ihr 24 mins

Year to date mileage 743

Month to date 63 miles

Average miles per week this year 23.1

Average per month 100

Weather: Overcast & dry.

Course: Around the centre of town down Whiting Street past the Greene King Brewery then headed out towards Moreton Hall. Moreton Hall is the new Housing development which is stretching the boundary of Bury St Edmunds ever further out towards Thurston on the eastern boundary. You can get totally lost around the new housing on Moreton Hall which is springing up. I went as far as the pub known as the Flying Fortress where a new sign has appeared.

The new sign refers to the National Cycle Network and is known as the Millennium Milepost. It is one of many cycle signs going up around the country creating 10,000 miles of cycle routes. The section in Bury is part of the National Cycle Route 51, between Felixstowe and Cambridge.

Above you see a couple of pictures from the entrance of the Greene King Brewery. If you grow up in Bury St Edmunds one of the great smells of the Town is from the Greene King Brewery. If the wind is in the right direction you get a lovely seet bitter smell.

Greene King has been in the Town since 1799. In recent years it has been expanding acquiring Moreland Brewery and Ridleys.

Some of the great beers from Greene King include Abbot Ale . IPA, Old Speckled Hen and Ruddles County.

Abbot Ale is the company’s flagship beer and has brewed in Bury since the 1950’s.

You can take a guided tour of the brewery and see many of the art deco features from the mash tub room built in the 1930’s.