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July/August Newsletter

We are in the middle of East Midlands Grand prix series of road races, with Silson represented quite strongly. It’s good to see some newer members taking part along with along with some returning members. Training continues at Stowe school track on Friday evenings, with the Water Meadows, Towcester being used on Wednesdays from 17th August.

Harborough Tuesday 5 June 7th

The Harborough 5 has a notoriously fast downhill start; runners are then met with testing undulations of the Leicestershire countryside. Five Silson runners completed the course Results 91st Helen Heley 33.48, 114th Paul Holmes 35.46, 115th Richard Popiel 35.50, 219 Sam Snell 44.54, 247th Abby Snell 50.08

Kettering Open Meet Tuesday June 14th

A perfect summers evening led to some special performances from the Silson athletes. Chris Wood equalled his 1500 pb and Rory Hammond won his 800 heat.

300 meters. Rory Hammond 49 5th

800 meters. Rory Hammond 2.44 1st

1500 meters Chris Wood 4.27 3rd, Julie Hammond 5.53

Weedon 10k Tuesday 21st June

Silson were well represented at this notoriously tough 10k, where race times are normally a couple of minutes down on the normal. Mark Conway and Jim Darcy had a close battle to lead Silson home. All 14 runners can be proud of their runs. Results 44th Mark Conway 40.42, 45th Jim Darcy 40.53, 70th Simon Woodward 42.55, 74th Toby Heley 43.13, 89th Paul Holmes 44.23, 99th Dan Kenealy 44.53, 100th Hannah St Ledger 44.54, 102nd Richard Popiel 44.57, 195th Emma Chapple-Hyam 54.12, 200th Dave Jarrett 55.02, 219th Grace Coleman 58.09, 244th Sarah De Boer 64.12, 245th Karen Teago 64.13, 253rd Abby Snell 68.16

Corby 5 Wednesday June 29th

Silson were again well represented at East Carlton Park, it could have been even better had Sarah Kaye’s (37.12) been allowed to represent the club (HH: this has been followed up with EMGP). There is healthy competition building, with members regularly swopping positions during the EMGP series. Results 63rd Helen Heley 33.09, 71st Toby Heley 33.42, 75th Simon Woodward 33.50, 89th Dan Kenealy 34.50, 91st Paul Holmes 34.55, 99th Hannah St Leger 35.28, 103rd Richard Popiel 35.44, 226 Abby Snell 50.57

July Race Fixtures

Friday 8th Blisworth 5 EMGP

Sunday 10th Wellingborough 5 NRRL

Tuesday 12th Milton Keynes 10k EMGP

Wednesday 20th Rugby 6 EMGP

August Race Fixtures

Tuesday 3rd County Mile, Kettering

Sunday 14th Sunset 5k/10k Desborough NRRL


Continues Friday Evenings 6.30pm Stowe School during July.

For the Sunday runs please follow Silson Facebook.

To include race reports in the September newsletter, email by August 25th

There will be no August newsletter, I am away on holiday

Graham Linnell


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