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April Newsletter



April is definitely a transmission month with a very successful Cross Country season now behind us; we now look forward to the road and track. No rest for Silson ladies team who headed up to the Midland relays this Saturday April 1st.


Inter Counties Cross Country Loughborough March 11th

Silson had Jake Storer and Julie Ann Hammond competing for Northants, in this extremely tough event. A hard overnight frost quickly thawed to produce a very sticky course. Julie completed the 8km course in 248th position, scoring good points for the Northants ladies team. In the under 20’s race Jake ran 10km, crossing the line 156th, helping his team to 22nd position. The highest placed Northants team.


Chester 10k Sunday March 12th

I ran in an England vest for the first time: representing the country in an international competition at the Chester 10k. Having gone out hard, I was sub 19 mins at 5k and was going strong until the last mile or so, when fatigue really kicked in. Nevertheless, I crossed the line in 39:14 – a huge pb of 30 seconds. In the match, the England Team beat the Welsh; I came 4th in my age category and 23 / 1389 in the race! Thrilled doesn’t describe how I felt.

Helen Heley


The English Schools Nottingham Saturday 18th March

It takes 4 rounds of cross country racing to secure a place in the finals of the English Schools. Imogen Lancaster had to battle all the way and deserved her place at Nottingham. The backdrop of Wollaton Hall and a very good parkland course made for an excellent event. After a difficult start Imogen ran a very good race, moving through the field finishing 282nd from 336 inter girls.


Oakley 20 Bedford Sunday March 26th

Six Silson runners completed the Oakley 20 mile road race in very rainy conditions on an undulating course just outside Bedford. First home for Silson was Simon Storer 2.19.21 (22nd) followed by Paul Holmes 2.30.43 (46th). Lizzie Phipps in 2.31.50 (50th), Hannah St Ledger Harris in 2.32.27 (53rd), Toby Heley 2.35.39 (66th) and Richard Popiel 2.49.28 (132nd). A special well done to Simon and Hannah for coming 3rd in their respective age categories and for Lizzie who broke the womens 20 mile club record.

Toby Heley


East Midlands Grand Prix & Northants Road Running League 2023 Road Races

Wednesday 17th May Silverstone 10k all members are expected to help. Contact Greg Ball at silsonmembership@gmail.com to be allocated for a job on the night.


Tues May 23rd Banbury 5 EMGP race

Friday June 9th Blisworth 5 EMGP race & NRRL race

Tues June 13th Harborough 5 EMGP race

Weds June 28th Corby 5 EMGP race & NRRL race

Sunday July 9th Wellingborough 5 NRRL race

Tues July 11th Milton Keynes 10k EMGP race

Weds July 19th Rugby 6 EMGP race

Sunday July 30th Sunset 5k NRRL race

Sunday September 17th Northampton half Marathon NRRL race

Sunday October 8th Rugby 10 NRRL race

Sunday October 15th Daventry 10k NRRL race


75th Northamptonshire County Track & Field Championship, held in conjunction with Leicestershire and Rutland.

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th May 2023, Rockingham Stadium, Corby.

Entries via ROSTER Athletics and close on 30th April: https://meets.rosterathletics.com/public/competitions/details/about?id=13662

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.

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

Included on Saturday are 5000 meters & 800 meters (Male & Female) and Sunday 1500 meters again M&F.


April Diary

Saturday April 1st Midland Relays Sutton Coldfield

Sunday April 23rd London Marathon


Wednesday Training continues at 6.30pm at Silverstone Motor racing Circuit, until we start the track training at Stowe School on Friday April 21st 6.30pm. For the Sunday runs follow Facebook.


To include any news or race reports in the May newsletter email silsonsecretary@gmail.com

Graham Linnell

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