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Horsecroft Suffolk

In Hardwick Heath, Horsecroft, snow, suffolk on December 28, 2005 at 3:16 pm

1 .15pm 7.5 miles in 1 hour 3 mins.

Year to date mileage 1328

Month to date 132 miles

Average miles per month 112

Average weekly rate 25.7

Weather Sunny dry and cold.

No further snow but it has remained cold so there is only a slight thaw. I run out through Hardwick Heath and took a tumble as I missed a pot hole. Luckily I landed on my shoulder and
did a bit of a forward role which got a bit of a laugh and a round of applause from a big group of folks who were snowballing and sledging. Just for a moment I couldn’t put much wait on my foot and I feared the worst but I was soon ok.

I ran across this field in the photo. The pathway was still evident from some metal rods posted in the ground.

The field was fine to run on with plenty of grip underneath. However once I reached the road to Hawstead I found the road was a skating rink. I only managed a mile or so by running in the
verge. I called it quits and returned by the same route.

Again a slow run.

River Lark & Water Meadows Run Bury St Edmunds

In Abbey Gardens, No Man's Meadow, snow, Water Meadows on December 27, 2005 at 10:28 am

8.15am 7.2 miles in 1 hour 3 mins and 23 seconds

Year to date mileage 1320

Month to date 124 miles

Average miles per month 111

Average weekly rate 25.6

Weather Snow- heavy snow showers.

Course:Head out through the water meadows and then turn left at Bury Rugby Club . Follow the path through No Mans Meadow which is at the back of the Abbey Gardens returning to Southgate Bridge and then returning over the meadows for a 2nd lap.Return home up Southgate Street past the Police Station and through the Abbey Gardens graveyard then through town centre, Risbygate street, Westley road and home. The
snow that had been promised duly arrived this morning.

Very rarely do we get the chance to run in the snow here in Suffolk. as most winters I reckon we only get perhaps at most 5-10 days of snow.

As I set off the snow showers became more heavy and running into the falling snow made visibility difficult. There was a lovely crunching sound as the snow compacted beneath my feet as my shoes landed.

As the going was difficult I found I was running a lot slower. My time for running this course was 3-4 minutes slower than normal.