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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 
Race results here 
26th June
GLCL Caerleon Road Race results here 
7th August NEW!
Upcoming Events
02/07/2014 Scenic 7 Cwmcarn Forest Drive, NP11 7FA @ 7:00 p.m.
03/07/2014 Tintern Trot Abbey Mill, Tintern, NP16 6SE @ 7:30 p.m.
05/07/2014 Ras Guto Nyth Bran Church Street, Bedwas @ 6:00 p.m.
06/07/2014 Lady Windsor Runs, Lady Windsor cycle track, Ynysybwl, Pontypridd @ 10:30 a.m. onwards.
06/07/2014 Pontcanna 5 Mile Pontcanna Fields, Cardiff @ 9:30 a.m.
06/07/2014 Llanelli 10K Millennium Coastal Park, Llanelli @ 11:30 a.m.
Weekly Parkruns - Saturday 9am
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 2012 - Pontypool