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Silson AC make the most of the holiday season!

Author: Lindsey Thomas Published: 5th September 2017 09:38
Annie Parker finishing the Helmdon HurlerAnnie Parker finishing the Helmdon Hurler
When most people think of a holiday they might think of a relaxing time.  Silson AC runners aren’t too different but they seem to consider running a relaxing activity!  That’s how lots of the Silson AC runners have spent their summer – running!  Here’s a run-down (no pun intended) of what they have been up to for the last month or so:
  • Jo Japp and David Jarrett had a lovely time running the Wellingborough 5 race on Sunday 30th July, the weather was kind and the homemade cakes afterwards were worth the run.
  • Paul Rose ran the SVN Music Legends (Prince) Marathon (his 110th) on 22nd July, then the following day he ran the Beatrix Potter Marathon (111th), then the following weekend he ran his 112th (Saturday 29th) and 113th (Sunday 30th) Marathons at the Enigma Planes event.  On Sunday’s run, Paul was accompanied by his daughter Chelsey Rose, who has definitely caught the Marathon bug herself as this was her 16th Marathon.  Since then Paul has gone on to complete the; Enigma Schools Out Marathon in 3:52 (3rd August), Dovedale Dipper Marathon where he was joined by Chelsey who completed her 17th Marathon, Thames Meander Marathon in 4:06 (12th August), and finallly, the Enigma Trains double Marathon event in 4:17 and 4:08 (26th and 27th August) – Marathons number 117 and 118!
  • There have been a couple of momentous achievements for Silson AC at parkrun recently with Silson Mens Team Captain, Simon Woodward, completing his 100th parkrun and Simon Storer running his 50th parkrun.  Greg Ball smashed his parkrun PB to set a new time of 20:04.  A fair amount of Silson parkrun tourism has taken place too – David Morley, Eleanor Rees, Millie Rees and Holly Rees at the Minehead parkrun, Paul Holmes at the Longrun Meadow parkrun, Taunton and Paul and Chelsey Rose at the Kingston parkrun and the Dolgellau parkrun, Wales.
  • Five Silson AC runners (Richard Popiel, Madeleine Moutrie, Sally Stephens, Caroline MacKenzie and Justine Verwey) dug deep for the Hooky 6 mile race (on 7th August), all had a great time and finished happy with their times.
  • On 13th August, Caroline MacKenzie thoroughly enjoyed the Stopsley Striders 10 mile race, describing the experience as ‘a hot and undulating double looper of a lovely trail route with great views - a well organised friendly race with fab marshalls’.
  • Paul Holmes completed the Rock ‘n Roll half marathon in Dublin.  He was extremely pleased with his time of 1:51.
  • The Hinton family took on and successfully conquered the Swanage RNLI Lighthouse Loop, with dad Ben Hinton being the first of the family back home (in 10th overall), Emily (U13) being the first lady runner back home and mum and Gemma being the 2nd lady runner.
  • The annual Helmdon Hurler 4.3 mile race presented a fabulous local challenge on August Bank Holiday Monday.  This well organised race saw Simon Storer, Ben Hinton, Greg Ball, Annie Parker, Luke Harris, Alfie Long, Madeleine Moutrie, James Spencer, Emily Hinton (U13), Jake Storer (U13), Gemma Hinton, Nic Black, Justine Verwey and Sandy Moffat, all push through the heat and finish strong.
  • Tom Watson and Caroline MacKenzie loved the new Bedford Half Marathon on 2nd September.  The weather was incredibly hot and even though he experienced cramp in the last mile, Tom still managed to finish in 1:20!
  • Nic Black was lucky enough to have a slightly cooler day on 3rd September when she completed the NAA Northampton Half Marathon, as always Nic smiled all the way round and finished smiling too.
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