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March Newsletter

We can safely say that the 22/23 Cross Country season was successful for Silson AC. Promotion back to Division 1 of the Chiltern League, secured at Keysoe, the final league fixture on February 11th. Also there were individual medal winners (see report). Club members representing their County in March are Jake Storer U/20 and Julie Ann Hammond at the Inter Counties Cross Country, Prestwold Hall Loughborough on March 11th. Running for Northants at the English Schools in Nottingham is Imogen Lancaster on March 18th. Helen Heley could have ran for Northants at Loughborough but chose to run for England Masters instead!! Helen’s running the Chester 10k on March 12th. Good luck to all enjoy the day.

East Anglian Schools Cross Country Abington Park Northampton Saturday February 4th

Running in the under 17 age group, as schools age categories are different to English Athletics, Imogen Lancaster worked so hard to secure her place at the English Schools against very strong competition. Imogen finished 34th in the race and 3rd from Northants to cross the line.

Chiltern Cross Country League Keysoe Saturday 11th February

Silson comfortably achieved promotion, finishing in runners up position, 377 points ahead of 3rd place Queens Park Harriers. Despite missing a few of the season’s regular points scorers, debutants Kim Froggitt and Amelia Lewis U/13 helped the promotion push. Dry conditions made for a relatively fast course which again included the water splash and another good team performance. Individual honours were taken by Helen Heley silver and Julie Ann Hammond bronze in the lady vet 45’s. Congratulations to all a well deserved success.

Results Senior Men 11th Tom Watson, 16th Simon Woodward, 24th Toby Heley, 29th Richard Popiel, 37th Paul Holmes, 41st James Spencer, 49th Ben Littlejohn, 80th Richard Lewis, 82nd Dave Jarrett, 85th James Clark, 92nd Humphrey Marten. U13 girls 9th Amelia Lewis. U15 girls 5th Imogen Lancaster. Senior Ladies 4th Helen Heley, 7th Julie Ann Hammond, 14th Hannah St Leger Harris, 36th Sally Stephens, 38th Kim Froggitt, 46th Sophie Clark, 47th Teresa Cox.

March Race Fixtures

Saturday 11th Inter Counties, Prestwold Hall Loughborough

Sunday 12th Chester 10k

Saturday 18th English Schools Wollaton Park, Nottingham


Training continues on Wednesday evenings 6.30pm. Please follow Facebook for the Sunday runs.

To include any news or race reports in the April newsletter email by March 25th.

Graham Linnell


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