Welcome to Islwyn Running Club Website
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Supporting runners' rota here 10th May
Cardiff Bay 5 photos here 
21st May
Club championship 2014 (so far) here
1st June
Dark (k)nights training routes here 
6th October NEW!
Club kit here 
29th October NEW!
GLCL X/C Pontypool race results here 
29th October NEW!
Upcoming Events
16/11/2014 Usk Runners GLCL XC Usk Campus, NP15 1XJ @ 11:00 a.m.
16/11/2014 MT10 Sospan Road Runners Pembrey Country Park, Llanelli, SA16 0EJ @ 11:00 a.m.
16/11/2014 Mo Fun Run 5K & 10K Bute Park, Cardiff @ 10:00 a.m.
22/11/2014 Elan Valley 10 Mile Road Race Elan Valley Visitor Centre, LD6 5HP @ 1:00 p.m.
30/11/2014 Ras Y Mast Blaenwern Holiday Centre, Llanybydder, Ceredigion @ 1:00 p.m.
06/12/2014 Gwent League X/C Penlan Leisure Centre, Brecon.
Weekly Parkruns - Saturday 9am
Future Flyers!
The club have taken the decision to start a beginners' group intended for people who have never run before or who have done very little running. The aim of the programme will be to help people to progress from running/walking to running 1 mile, then 2 miles, then 3 miles so that eventually they reach a position where they can comfortably run 4 miles.
The group will meet every Tuesday (commencing 9th September) @ 7:00 pm, Pontllanfraith Council offices. The group will be a part of Islwyn Running Club and will be led by experienced coaches and club runners in a relaxed and informal environment.
Come along and take flight!

Winter GLCL 2014-5 X/C Race Series

The time to get muddy once again is fast approaching! The dates for your diaries are:

Sunday 19th October 2014 - Pont-y-pwl & District Runners (Pontypool Park, NP4 8AT, includes presentation for GLCL Road Race series).
Sunday 16th November 2014 - Usk Runners (Venue TBA).
Sunday 11th January 2015 - Islwyn (Pontllanfraith Council Offices, NP12 2YW).
Sunday 15th February 2015 - Fairwater Runners (Llantarnam School, NP44 3XB).
Sunday 15th March - Lliswerry Runners (Rogerstone Primary School, NP10 9YX).
All races start at 11:00 a.m. Please make every effort to support your club and attend at least one (if not all!) of the above. The X/C races are great fun, honest!

Marathon Man

Not many people get to earn one of these, so massive congratulations go to Sean Birch who completed his 100th marathon in May! He is, like, the Dean Karnazes of the club. Magnificent achievement!

Summer GLCL Road Race Series

Dates for your diaries:

06/05/2014 - Griffithstown Harriers (The Olive Tree, Cwmbran).
27/05/2014 - Spirit of Monmouth (Trellech).
17/06/2014 - Islwyn Running Club (Parc Penallta).
15/07/2013 - Caerleon Running Club (The Wheatsheaf, Llanhennock).
05/08/2014 - Parc Bryn Bach Running Club (Parc Bryn Bach).
All races to start at 7:30 p.m. Please make every effort to support your club and attend at least one (if not all!) of the above.

Parkrun News

Congratulations to Ruth Treharne and Robert Davies who both recently achieved the notable milestone of 100 park runs. Well done both!

IRC Annual Awards 2013

31st January saw Islwyn Running Club hold their 2013 awards evening at the Ynysddu Hotel with a record attendance of over 60 guests. Club chairman Martin Jones welcomed special guests Brenda Cook and Andy Parker, and presented flowers to Coleen Birch for organising the evening. Now to the awards:

Male club champion was Haydn Hartnell, Female club champion was Melonie Senior.
Most improved male athlete was Alun Wood, most improved female athlete was Kelly Waite.
Awards were presented to new club captains, Chris Lloyd and Melonie Senior.
Outstanding Achievement Award presented to Garfield Jones for his exploits in 24 hr and 100 mile races.
There were 20 year club awards presented to Mike Dury and Daffyd Lambeth.
30 year award presented to club president and founder member Malcom Parker.
New club chairman Martin Jones presented the Chairman's award to outgoing chairman Glyn Hicks, who was also made an honorary member for his outstanding contribution to Islwyn Running Club.

Thanks were expressed to Coleen Birch for organising the evening, The Ynysddu Hotel for an excellent meal, Blair Lundie for sourcing the superb trophies and his work as registration secretary and Rhyd Harris for his efforts as treasurer. Good night wasn't it?


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   

 Leisure Centre League 2014