We have had a busy month during May with the Northants County track and field championships, The Silverstone 10k, Buckingham Half Marathon and the Banbury 5. With 883 finishers the Silverstone 10k was a success. The race was won in 31.23 by Haydn Arnall from Rugby & Northampton also now running for R&N Alice Belcher was first female in 36.52.
Northants County track & Field Champs Corby May 13th & 14th
Silson athletes took part in various distances from 5000 to 800 meters, winning 3 medals. Helen Heley ran a fine race in the 5000 to take gold in a time of 19.19. Over the same distance Mark Conway can be pleased with his first track race coming 7th in 18.05. Julie Hammond took 2 silver medals in 1500 5.54 and 800 2.50. Rory Hammond timed at 2.40 also in the 800 coming 6th .
Buckingham Half Marathon Sunday May 14th
This very well organised race by Buckingham & Stowe AC over the undulating country lanes from Maids Moreton. Some of our runners still feeling effects of the London Marathon. Despite this we had 2 age group winners in Simon Storer O/50 and Richard Popiel O/60. Results Simon Storer 1.32.03, Paul Holmes 1.34.07, Richard Popiel 1.35.50, Simon McDowell 1.44.57, Kris Black 1.53.36, Dave Jarrett 2.06.49 and Humphrey Marten 2.20.03.
Banbury 5 Tuesday May 23rd
A very popular race in the EMGP calendar was attended by 15 Silson runners. It was a bright sunny evening, making conditions good for running. Although not flat, the Banbury 5 can produce some fast times. Results 39th Mark Conway 29.52, 76th Simon Woodward 32.08, 85th Paul Holmes 33.05, 114th Richard Popiel 34.25, 144th James Spencer 35.39, 156th Jacob Ebrey 36.11, 215th Emma Chappel Hyam 39.47, 249th Sam Snell 42.21, 251st Dave Jarrett 42.26, 261 Tasha King 43.12, 271st Kim Froggitt 44.45, 278th Rebecca King 45.27, 301st David Morley 51.28, 303 Sarah De Boer 52.15, 307th Eleanor Rees 52.59.
Friday June 9th Blisworth 5 EMGP and NRRL
Tuesday June 13th Harborough 5 EMGP
Tuesday 20th June Weedon 10k EMGP and NRRL
Wednesday June 28th Corby 5 EMGP and NRRL
EMGP is East Midlands Grand Prix Series
NRRL is the Northants Road Running League
Friday evening training continues at Stowe School Running Track 6.30pm. The exception being Friday June 30th, when the session is on Wednesday June 28th, due to a function at the school. For the Sunday runs follow Silson Facebook.
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