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About Silson

Silson AC provides an inclusive and friendly running landscape suitable for all types, abilities, shapes and size 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.

Silson is a friendly, welcoming and inclusive running club for runners looking to train with others and those seeking competition.

Silson AC Vision Statement

Our Mission


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; Gerald Lovell and John Denny.  

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.

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.

Historical Photographs of Silson AC Running Club
Members of Silson AC Running Club

Our Objectives

  • Be welcoming for runners to run in a friendly, safe and social environment.

  • Provide an opportunity for parkrunners and those who run alone to take the next step.

  • Develop and support runners to achieve their goals and be their personal best through provision of coaching and other support.

  • Bring our members together as a team to run and compete together.

  • Provide opportunities for competition for all of our runners.

  • Enjoy running and keeping fit; have fun while running and socialising.

  • Create a diverse membership from our local population in Silverstone, surrounding villages and Towcester.

  • Give back to the local and running communities through organising events and volunteering, including at Park Runs.

  • Support local good causes.

  • Provide value for money for our members and be “Not for Profit”.

  • Be proud of Silson’s heritage and embrace the club’s original values.

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