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December Newsletter



December has been a positive month for Silson, with the club moving up from 8th to 6th in the Chiltern League. Let us hope we can follow this up with another strong performance at Luton on December 3rd (HH Update – we did! Check out the Facebook Group and next month’s newsletter). Hopefully we can get teams in the Northants County Cross Country and also the Midlands. These races need to be entered before Christmas (see race fixtures below). Also to have 60 people attending a very successful awards evening at Silverstone SRA was another massive plus.


Chiltern League Teardrop Lakes Saturday November 12th

After having just 3 runners at Oxford the ladies team boasted 11 runners for the 2nd Chiltern League fixture of the season. This makes such a difference to the overall result with non-scoring runners pushing other teams further down the order. Six of the mens scoring 8 finished in the first 50. Results Ladies 8th Helen Heley, 20th Hannah St Leger Harris, 31st Emily Hinton, 56th Madeleine Moutrie, 58th Nikki Mansell, 65th Sally Stephens, 68th Fiona Storer, 70th Isabel Heley, 71st Stephanie Spencer,73rd Sophie Clark, 77th Teresa Cox. Men 21st mark Conway, 30th Jake Storer, 35th Toby Heley, 38th Simon Storer, 45th Richard Popiel, 50th Ben Hinton, 85th Greg Ball, 114th James Clark.


Silson Awards Evening Friday November 18th

Congratulations to all our winners, well deserved.

Club Person of the Year Richard Popiel

Chairperson’s Achievement Award Isabel Heley

Best Newcomer Zac Noon

Most Improved Junior Imogen Lancaster

Most Improved Young Athlete Jake Storer

Most improved Male Dan Kenealy

Most Improved Female Hannah St Leger Harris

Winter Training Cup Stephanie Spencer

Club Cross Country 1st Junior Imogen Lancaster, 1st Male Jake Storer, 1st Female Gemma Hinton.

Track & Field Award Rory Hammond

Runners’ Runner Senior Hannah St Leger Harris, Junior Isabel Heley

London Marathon Draw Stephanie Spencer, res Humphrey Marten


December/ January fixtures

Saturday December 3rd Chiltern League Luton

Saturday January 7th Northants County Cross Country Abington Park Northampton (enter now on the Northants AAA website)

Saturday January 14th Chiltern League Campbell Park Milton Keynes

Saturday January 28th Midland Cross Country Leamington (contact club captains for entry)


Training continues at Silverstone Motor Racing Circuit on Wednesday evenings 6.30pm. For Sunday runs, please follow FaceBook. The annual mince pie run is from Everdon Stubbs on Wednesday December 28th, details will follow on FaceBook.


To include a report in January’s newsletter email silsonsecretary@gmail.com by December 28th .


Happy Christmas to all our members, Graham Linnell

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