Where it all began…
Silson AC began its life as a village running group in 1976, formed by local Silverstone GP, Dr Frank Newton and
two fellow Silverstone villagers. The trio’s aim for the club was to promote health among local adults and also to
help others to realise the same pleasure of running that they had discovered. Dr Newton, a talented runner himself, had competed at a high level gaining a National Cross Country Championships Team Bronze Medal with Manchester Athletic Club in 1952.
In 1977, the club was registered with AAA as an athletics club, Silson Joggers AC. The name remained as such until July 2016 when, after much thought and consultation, the club’s name was changed to Silson AC.
Today, Silson AC continues to provide an inclusive and friendly running landscape suitable for all types, abilities, shapes, sizes and ages of runners.
As well as participating in running activities the club continues to give something back to the local and running communities through organising events (such as our annual Silverstone Grand Prix 10k race) and volunteering at Community events such as parkruns. We also pride ourselves on being a ‘Not for Profit’ club, which enables us to provide our members with value for money and also to support local good causes.
Today’s Vision and Objectives
Dr Newton had a vision and objectives for club when he formed it and although the running arena has evolved over the years, the club still holds true its creator’s ideas. You will find the club’s Vision and Objectives here: