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April Newsletter

Updated: Apr 30

We have a variety of races to report for our April newsletter and some dates to look forward to, as we make the change from the cross country season to road and track. Thank you for submitting your race reports, that’s what we are looking for. Humphrey’s report was following his National Cross Country in February.


English National Cross Country, Parliament Hill Fields, London, Saturday 26th February

Humphrey Marten ploughed through 12 kilometres of North London mud for 1hr 31 minutes to complete the very popular National Cross Country Championships. There were 2089 finishers in the men’s race; Humphrey finished 2068, with many failing to complete the gruelling course.


CAU Inter Counties Cross Country Championships, Prestwold Hall Loughborough, Saturday 12th March

After the recent rainy spell, the Prestwold Hall course was remarkably good underfoot. Four Silson members stepped up and represented Northants very well. Helen Heley and Julie Hammond were again closely matched, leading the Northants Ladies team to an excellent 26th place. Helen finished 228th with Julie 12 places and 37 seconds behind. Amy Harris finished strongly, crossing the line as 2nd Northants U/17 lady. Completing the Silson quartet was Georgia Corcoran, pacing herself excellently to finish 124th in the very competitive under 20 ladies race.




Milton Keynes Festival of Running, Sunday 13th March

20 Mile

As preparations continued for April’s Manchester Marathon, the Milton Keynes 20 was next up for 3 Silson runners. Runners were met by blustery conditions around the MK Redways. A close race ensued between Jim Darcy and Simon Storer, with only 5 places separating the two. Jim was 42nd in 2.19.20 with Simon 47th timing 2.21.09. Toby Heley completed the course 2.45.18 crossing the line 129th.

Half Marathon

Karen Teago was delighted with her half marathon, with a time 2.06.50.


April Dates and Fixtures

- Sunday April 3rd Manchester Marathon

- Training before the Easter Holidays: 6.30pm at Silverstone Circuit on Wednesday 6th.

- The final round of the Winter Cup will take place at the Buckingham Park Run course on 13th April.

- Training after Easter we start our Spring/ Summer track training at Stowe School, meeting at 6.30pm on Fridays. The first session is Friday 22nd April. We make a small charge of £2 per runner/ per session to help cover track hire costs.

- For the Sunday runs please follow Silson Facebook.


Silson AGM

The Silson AC AGM will be held via Zoom on Monday 25th April at 7:30pm. Zoom details to follow, please join in!


Looking ahead

Monday 9th May is the date now secured for our Silverstone 10k race. We need all Silson members and supporters to volunteer on the night. If you can help in the run up to the event, the committee would love to hear from you too. We will be accessing the track from 4pm to start the set up, but appreciate that some of you won’t be available until after work. Please let Helen (silsonchairperson.gmail.com) know your availability and then we can start co-ordinating the volunteer roles. The race is part of the EMGP road race series, but we request members volunteer rather than enter the race.

EMGP road race series dates and venues can be found at: http://www.mkac.org.uk/east-midlands-grand-prix/

Track Races for 2022 season

If you would like to race on the track this summer, a number of Silson athletes will be entering the following events:


Date

Competition

Venue

Entries

Monday May 2nd

Open Meet

Kettering

Saturday May 14th

County Champs

Corby

Sunday May 15th

County Champs

Corby

Wednesday May 25th

Open Meet

Oxford

Tuesday June 14th

Open Meet

Kettering

Wednesday July 6th

Open Meet

Oxford

The format of the track open meets is you can choose a couple of races you would like to run, possibly a longer race ie. 800m / 1500m and a shorter one: maybe 200m. When entering, you submit a time you think you may run for the event. The organisers will then enter you in a race to suit your ability, there maybe 3 or 4 races in the distance you choose. There will be someone from Silson to assist with your entry and with sharing a lift to the event. It is a fun afternoon or evening and can be a focus for your track training. For more info please contact Graham at silsonsecretary@gmail.com.


Northamptonshire AA T&F County Championships, Sat 14th & Sun 15th May 2022, Rockingham Stadium, Corby

This year the entries and results will be via a system called ROSTER. The link for entries is now open to enter:

https://meets.rosterathletics.com/public/competitions/details/about?id=4159

All details are on this link including provisional timetables. In order to Login & Enter you will need to create an account.

- Once created go to login.

- Click on ‘Register Here’….(this is where you enter an event) and will take you to the registration Page

- Click on ‘Select Events’ and enter

The times shown for each event are the finals and are ONLY provisional.

If there is a requirement to hold heats, these will be held on the same day. In the event that some races have insufficient entries, they may be combined so the timetable is liable to change.

All entries along with the final timetable will be visible On-Line through the ROSTER system.After the entries close on 30th April (no late entries), please check within ROSTER for details of the final timetable.

They will also be posted on the NAA Website: http://www.northantsathletics.org.uk

There is a ROSTER App for participants to download where they can receive notifications about their event and see results. We strongly encourage competitors to download it from the App Store.


To include race reports in the May newsletter, email silsonsecretary@gmail.com by April 25th

Graham Linnell

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