Welcome to Islwyn Running Club Website
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Club kit here
1st April
Supporting runners rota here. 16th September
Autumn/Winter training routes here.
1st October NEW!
Race results here
4th October NEW!
GLCL X/C Parc Bryn Bach results here. 4th October NEW!
Club championship 2015 (including the Cardiff Half) here 7th October NEW!
Upcoming Events
11/10/2015 Gwent League X/C Bridgend Newbridge Fields, Bridgend.
18/10/2015 The Ponty Plod Llandegfedd Reservoir, New Inn, Pontypool, NP4 0TA @ 10:00 a.m.
24/10/2015 Snowdonia Marathon Llanberis @ 10:30 a.m.
01/11/2015 Richard Burton 10K Cwmafan Community Centre, Cwmafan, Port Talbot SA12 9DF @ 11:00 a.m.
01/11/2015 The Bog & Bryn Challenge Cwmbran Stadium, NP44 3YS @ 10:30 a.m.
08/11/2015 Gwent League X/C Cardiff Llandaff Fields, Cardiff.
Weekly Parkruns - Saturday 9am
Roman Runners!

Severn Bridge Runners!

Winter GLCL 2015-6 X/C Race Series

It's time to dig those dirty daps out once again! The dates you need to concern yourselves with are:
Race 1: Sun. 27th Sept. 2015.
Hosted by : Parc Bryn Bach Running Club
Venue : Parc Bryn Bach, Tredegar, NP22 3AY.
The presentation of awards for the GLCL 2015/16 Road Race Series and the Combined Series will take place afterwards.
The remaining fixtures are:

Race 2 : Sun. 22nd Nov. 2015.
Hosted by : Usk Runners.
Venue : Usk County Hall & College Grounds, Usk, NP15 1GA.
Race 3 : Sun 10th Jan. 2016.
Hosted by : Islwyn Running Club.
Venue : Pontllanfraith Council Offices, Blackwood, NP12 2YW.
Race 4 : Sun. 21st Feb. 2016.
Hosted by : Chepstow Harriers.
Venue : Chepstow Leisure Centre / Piercefield Park, Chepstow, NP16 5LX.
Race 5 : Sun. 20th Mar. 2016.
Hosted by : Pont-y-Pwl & District Runners.
Venue : Pontypool Park, Pontypool, NP4 8AT.

Please try to make every effort to support your club and attend at least one (if not all) of the above. Come on, you know you want to!
The club will also be entering teams in the Gwent League X/C series. Details on fixtures etc. are on the Gwent League website here or on our IRC site here.  

GLCL 2014/15
Well done to all Islwyn runners who participated in this year's series and congratulations to those award winners listed below:

Murder Mile
Well done to all who participated in this year's Murder Mile! The provisional results are here. We're missing a couple of runners from the results, namely Jan Richards (Lliswerry), Gareth Chislett (u/a) and Matthew Evans (Aberdare), so if anyone can assist with this please get in touch with Mike Heare or via the IRC Facebook page.

The Blade Runner!
...has been and gone (until next year), results are here!

X/C Category Winners
The presentation to acknowledge and reward the winners and runners up of the 2014/5 X/C series took place after the first GLCL road race of the season at Parc Bryn Bach. IRC were well represented in the X/C series:
Robert Davies (jnr) 1st M40-44
Glyn Hicks 2nd M65-69
Islwyn men 5th overall in the series.
Kelly Wall 2nd F17-39
Islwyn women 6th overall in the series.
Well done all!

Out and About With IRC...
Lapping the lake up in Parc Bryn Bach:
Braving the breeze down in Llanelli:

IRC Annual Awards 2014
The evening of Friday 30th January saw Islwyn Running Club hold their 2014 awards evening at the New Forge in Oakdale, smashing last year's attendance with over 70 guests.
Male club champion was Chris Lloyd, Female club champion was Julie Lewis.
Most improved male athlete was Aidan Davies, most improved female athlete was Sara Arnold.
Outstanding Achievement Awards were presented to Russell Dobbs and Sean Birch for each completing 100 marathons.
There were 10 year club awards presented to Blair Lundie and Kate Bennett.

Thanks were expressed to Coleen Birch for organising the evening. A good time was had by all!

Summer GLCL 2015 Road Race Series

For those who don't enjoy getting muddy, don't worry, the summer road race series will be upon us before we know it. The dates for your diaries are:

Tuesday 19th May 2015 - Parc Bryn Bach Running Club (Parc Bryn Bach, NP22 3AY, includes presentation for GLCL X/C series).
Tuesday 16th June 2015 - Spirit of Monmouth Running Club (Trellech, NP25 4PA).
Tuesday 7th July 2015 - Caerleon Running Club (Llanhennock, NP18 1LT).
Tuesday 28th July 2015 - Islwyn Running Club (Parc Penallta, CF82 7PG).
Tuesday 18th August - Chepstow Harriers (Chepstow Leisure Centre, NP16 5LX).
All races start at 7:30 p.m. Once again please make every effort to support your club and attend at least one of the above. The races are great for those who like to tear up the tarmac and are a good opportunity to mingle with your team mates!

About Us
We're a friendly running club formed in 1983 based in Caerphilly County Borough whose H.Q. is Pontllanfraith Leisure Centre. The club meets
every Tues. & Thurs. at 6.15.
All abilities welcome.
For more info contact:-
Mike Heare on  01495 245430 
 At Parc Bryn Bach Leisure Centre League 2015