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Moved from Blogger

In Uncategorized on December 9, 2009 at 5:47 pm

Just moved my blog over to wordpress. No doubt it will take some time to learn all about the features in wordpress but hoping this will act as a kick up the pants to start my running diary again

Sir Bobby Robson Statue

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2009 at 12:44 pm

A legend in his time. A familar site for any visitor to Portman Road are the statues of both Sir Bobby Robson and Sir Alf Ramsey two of England’s finest ever mangers.

Sir Bobby Robson

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Sir Bobby Robson, originally uploaded by Running in Suffolk.

Sir Bobby at the final match of the 2007-8 season at Portman Road

Ipswich Town visit Feyenoord

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Here is Sir Bobby and the Ipswich Town team visting Feyenoord. Sir Bobby is in the front row wearing the captains hat.

Sir Bobby Robson

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2009 at 12:38 pm

It is a very sad day for all football fans with the passing of one of our greatest ever managers and gentleman of football.

Obviously at Ipswich we were fortunate to have the benefit of Robson as manager throughout the 1970’s taking us to sucess in winning the FA Cup and the Eufa Cup. The league alluded us but I thank Sir Bobby for the fantastic memories which are unlikely to ever be repeated at our club.

He was a regular visitor to Portman Road even in recent years and I will load up one or two photos.

Shakers Lane Circular Run

In Uncategorized on May 27, 2009 at 7:15 pm

Another standard regular route run very slowly 43.52 for 5 miles

Now playing: Jimmy Eat World – Your New Aesthetic
via FoxyTunes

Horringer School /Hospital /Cullum rd Newmarket rd Bury St Edmunds

In Uncategorized on May 26, 2009 at 2:11 pm

A short run on a regular circuit , 5.14 in 43.11 seconds.

Now playing: The Pioneers – Long Shot
via FoxyTunes

Timworth Suffolk

In Uncategorized on May 22, 2009 at 9:27 pm

An out and back run today to Timworth in Suffolk. I am running slowly at the moment and today was no different. My main objective was to do a long run of over 10 miles.

I am trying to include a regular run of over 10 miles in my training schedule every week. I would hope to build the length of my long run up to around 13 miles in the coming weeks perhaps with an autumn half marathon as the plan.

Today I had one eye on the search for a plentiful supply of elderflowers. After watching Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall River Cottage TV Series we were taken by the idea of making some Elderflower Champagne. On the route I ran I didn’t see an awful lot of elderflowers and those that I did see were not in full bloom. I am a little early but I guess in a week or two the time will be right to give this a go. From what I can tell you are likely to be more successful in finding elderflowers around more urban areas such as town centre car parks.

Choosing to run in my lunch time between work meant I was running at 1pm in the best of the sunshine. I listened to a podcast today from the National Archives at Kew. The National Archives is the official archive of the UK Government and if you have an interest in social history or genealogy then you are sure to be interested. The podcast I listened to related to the 2nd World War and one of the most famous escapes made by allied airmen.

During the night of 24 March 1944, 76 airmen escaped from the Prisoner of War camp Stalag Luft III. Only three made it home and, of the remainder, 50 were murdered on Hitler’s orders. This podcast explained what actually happened in the so-called Great Escape as compared to the famous film. The film starred Steve McQueen in reality no Americans were involved in the escape attempt as all American pow’s had been moved to another camp.

Now playing: Susan Cadogan – Hurt so Good
via FoxyTunes

Stowlangtoft,Westley,West Stow and Thurston

In Uncategorized on January 27, 2007 at 11:13 pm

New photo links added on the left hand side to photos I have taken at the following Suffolk villages of Stowlangtoft,Westley,West Stow and Thurston

Westley Rd & Newmarket Road Bury St Edmunds Suffolk

In Uncategorized on September 14, 2006 at 6:23 pm

5.30pm 5.6 miles in 44 mins 46 seconds

Week to date mileage 12

Month to date mileage 41

Average weekly rate 30.1

Average Monthly rate 131

Year to Date 1105

Life time 9125

I ran two laps of a circular route along Westley Rd through Westley Estate past the school and along Newmarket Rd to the Costcutter garage and back around Westley Rd. I reckong this is roughly a 2 mile circuit which will be good for the winter as a regular run.

My first lap was run in 16.38 and the 2nd in 16.35. I did a warm up and a mile or so warm down