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Running and Vegetarianism

In Pakenham, Vegetarianism on January 10, 2006 at 9:02 pm


5.30pm 5.4 miles in 42 minutes 52 seconds

Week to Date mileage 5

Month to date mileage 49

Average Monthly rate 149

Weather: Drizzle mild

An easy run tonight in a slow time.

This is another picture of the church woods near Pakenham, Suffolk.

Here is a question for any runners out there and I am keen to hear your views. I am I suppose what is described as some form of semi vegetarian in that I don’t eat meat but I do eat fish , milk and eggs. I never have liked the taste of red meat and gave up white meat such as chicken about 18 years ago after a memorable caravaning holiday in Wales led to several of us getting a bout of food poisoning. I gave up meat on taste grounds rather than any other particular reason or moral reasons.

I personally don’t think being a vegetarian makes any difference to my running. I don’t take any extra vitamin tablets as I think I have a good varied diet except for meat. But what do you think? Are any of you runners who are vegetarian? If so have you had any problems? Welcome your thoughts on this .

Anyone have any views

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Pakenham Suffolk

In Pakenham, suffolk, Thurston on January 6, 2006 at 12:55 pm

9.45am 8.5 miles in 1 hour 10 minutes

Month to date mileage 26

Weather: cold damp and grey.

Course- I set of from the Upper School in Thurston and soon took a pathway along Meadow Lane. This took me over ploughed fields and through the woods known as Skeleton Plantation.

The photo of the woods and muddy pathway is known as Sheep Lane. You can then run across a large enclosure which takes you past
Nether Hall.

From here you emerge in Pakenham. The church is known as St Mary’s and dates back to 1100. Pakenham is known as the village with two water mills.

It takes its name from an Anglo Saxon settler named ‘Pacca’ of the 7th century. It was first called Pacca’s Ham, or the home of Pacca.

Unfortunately I didn’t have time to visit the water mills so I can look forward to that another day. I ran through the village past The Fox.
I then took a path along by the Church cottages out to Great Green before returning to Thurston.