Ironman coaching in Suffolk

Head Triathlon Coach and Head of Aerobic Monster, Phil Jarvis has been Coaching Triathlon since 2004 and is a fully Certified IRONMAN and British Triathlon Federation Coach. Phil has represented Great Britain at both Triathlon and Duathlon Age Group World Championships having finished a respectable 20th place at the World Sprint Triathlon Championships in Hamburg in 2007. Phil also competes in Cycling Time trials with personal bests of 20:42 for 10 miles, 52.57 for 25 miles, 1:52:51 for 50 miles and 3:59:59 for 100 miles. Phil is a fanatic IRONMAN Coach and Athlete, he specializes in building bike power for Triathlete’s.

The EdgeRiders Grind Ipswich June 2015

The EdgeRiders GRIND competition will be taking place on Saturday 20th June 2015 from 9am at Stoke Bridge Skate Park, located at Stoke Bridge, Ipswich near Cardinal Park retail complex.

Entry is free.

Competitions are geared towards skaters, scooters and BMX.

Team riders from EdgeRiders and Hoax will be attending with MGP pro team riders including Terry Price, Cam Thomas and Archie Cole.

For more information check out the web site The EdgeRiders Grind Ipswich June 2015

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Best jacket potato in Suffolk

One of my favourite lunch time light meals is the Great British jacket potato, filled with your choice of fillings and garnished with a side salad.

I’ve dined at a lot of Suffolk eateries over the years and I’ve eaten a lot of jacket potatoes laden with every filling known to man. From the traditional tuna mayo to beans and cheese to the more fancy chicken tikka or coronation chicken.

However when it comes to naming the best jacket potato in Suffolk in my opinion it’s not a place that you may expect like a fancy restaurant in Lavenham or a cafe in Southwold. In fact you’ve probably never even heard of the place because it doesn’t really advertise and primarily caters to the workers located in the very building it occupies, although it is open to the general public.

The name of the cafe is Truly Scrumptious and it is located in Felaw Maltings in Ipswich town centre a stones throw from the waterfront.

So why are their jacket potatoes so good? Well they start by slowly baking them early in the morning turning them occasionally and brushing the skins with oil and salt so that when they are ready they taste truly scrumptious. They also have a decent selection of fillings, and a generous helping of salad at no extra cost. In fact the overall cost is a lot less than your average high street prices.

Check them out next time you are in the area. www.tscafe.co.uk

Suffolk Places were not paid for this post and has no affiliation with TS Cafe.

With Love from Suffolk

FILM Suffolk (http://www.filmsuffolk.org.uk/), a regional non-profit organisation, is coordinating the production “With Love From… Suffolk”: a romantic film in the vein of Love Actually comprised of eight short romantic tales celebrating love in Suffolk.

The production aims to bring exposure to the local film industry as well as our county. Eight teams are working on each section of the film comprising local talent including 1980s Hollywood director Graham Baker (the Omen 3, Beowulf, Alien Nation), local writer/director Daniel Simpson (The Rendlesham UFO Incident, Spiderhole) and support from blockbuster cinematographer Steven Hall (Star Wars VII, The Imitation Game, Gladiator).

They need your support to make this film happen so please take the time to visit www.withlovefromsuffolk.co.uk

Beccles Charter Weekend 2015

Saturday 4th and 5th July sees the Beccles Open Gardens and Spaces event take place with approximately 25 gardens open to the public to view.

Programmes are available for £5 (children free) on the days from Beccles Museum in Ballygate from 10am with the gardens open each day from 11am to 5pm.  The museum will be open and will include a display of artwork from Sir John Leman High School students.

Saturday’s programme includes a free river trip on the ‘Betsie Jane’ to see the riverside gardens.  BACT (Beccles and Bungay Area Community Area Transport) will be available on both days to transport people around the gardens.  Sunday will also see heavy horses and carriages offering transport around the town.

Funds from Beccles Open Gardens will go to support the ‘Friends of St Michael’s South Porch Appeal’.

Beccles Church Tower will be open both days (Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sunday 11.30am-3pm).  Also on both days inside St Michael’s Church will be an exhibition from the Norfolk and Suffolk Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Guilds

On the Sunday, in addition to the Open Gardens, there will be a nautical themed fayre at Beccles Quay from 9am with music, stalls, a bar, pony rides etc.  The afternoon will see a river cavalcade and a water bike race.

For more information see www.becclescharterweekend.co.uk or www.opengardens.co.uk.