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October Newsletter

Please find below the Silson Newsletter for October. I look forward to seeing lots of you at next week’s Silson AC Club Cross Country and then at Keysoe the following week.

We have now heard that Silson’s marshalling venue for the Chiltern League will be Teardrop Lakes, Milton Keynes, on the 11th November. We are required to provide a marshal to remain in the league, so if you are not able to run in that event, please consider being one of our volunteer marshals. Contact me if you are available and I can tell you more!

Thanks, Helen

Silson Newsletter October 2023

It’s an important month ahead, as we need a good start to our Chiltern League season at Keysoe on October 14th. We have a battle to stay in the Chiltern League’s top division. The week before, October 7th , we have the club Cross Country, which is also important as running the country is very different to the road (all details in fixtures). The September results include reports from the Northampton Half Marathon and The Midland Relays: well done to Silson Ladies for competing at Sutton Park.

Northampton Half Marathon Sunday September 17th

Seven Silson Athletes took part in the undulating Northampton Half Marathon. The event was part of the Northants Road Running Series. Starting and finishing in the town centre, the race took in Northampton’s 3 sporting venues Northants County Cricket Club, Franklins Gardens and Sixfields Stadium. Dan Keneally and Charlie Purr were closely matched, with Michele Dowling and Kim Froggitt representing Silson Ladies. Results 103rd Dan Keneally 1.38.39, 106th Charlie Purr 1.38.49, 187th Thierry Neyroud 1.44.02, 321st, 274th Emma Chapple Hyam 1.48.58, Michele Dowling 1.51.09, 455th Susan Mulligan 1.59.09, 577th Richard Lewis 2.06.27, 624th Kim Froggitt 2.10.30, 648th Sam Snell 2.11.39.

Midland Relays Saturday September 23rd Sutton Park

Silson were represented by a team of ladies at the Midland Relays in Sutton Park. The ladies did the club proud finishing 56th out of 83 finishing teams. Running her first race for a while, Hannah St Leger-Harris ran a strong first leg 20.29 for 72nd position. Next off was Teresa Cox home in 82nd completing the 3 mile course in 25.29. Gaining 18 places on the next leg was Julie Ann Hammond 64th in 18.00. Running the anchor leg Emma Chapple Hyam, with a gain of 8 places, timing 19.39.

October Fixtures

Saturday 7th Silson Club Cross Country, Brackley Lane, Abthorpe NN12 8QJ, 11.30am 4km for Juniors and Ladies, 12 pm 8km Senior Men.

- Any winners of Silson Trophies from the 2022 Silson Awards Evening, please return them at this event.

Sunday 8th Rugby 10 Northants Road Running League and Silson Road Racing Challenge

Saturday 14th Chiltern League, Keysoe, Bedford. There will be a free bus running from Towcester to this fixture.


Wednesday training is from Winter Hills 6:30pm, soon moving to Silverstone Circuit (we’ll notify via Facebook and website training schedule). For the Sunday runs follow Silson Facebook Group.

Date for your Diary

Silson awards evening 7pmFriday November 17th at Silverstone Recreation Association hall. The event is free to Silson members and will include food, yearly awards presentation and a disco.

To include a report in the November Newsletter email by October 25th

Graham Linnell


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