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GLCL Road Fairwater Runners results here. 1st August
Club Championships as at 31st August here. 11th September NEW!
Race results here. 11th September NEW! 
Upcoming Events
17/09/2017 Mic Morris 10K Cwmavon Road, Blaenafon @ 9:00 a.m.
17/10/2017 Wentwood Woodlark Earlswood Village Hall, Chepstow @ 11:00 a.m.
17/09/2017 Great Bristol Half Marathon Harbourside, Bristol @ 9:30 a.m.
24/09/2017 Swansea Bay 10K St. Helen's, Swansea, SA1 4PQ @ 1:00 p.m.
01/10/2017 Cardiff Half Marathon Cardiff Castle, Cardiff @ 10:00 a.m.
08/10/2017 GLCL X/C Parc Bryn Bach Merthyr Rd., Tredegar, NP22 3AY @ 7:30 p.m.
14/10/2017 Gwent League Llandaff Fields, Cardiff.
Weekly Parkruns - Saturday 9:00 am
Scenic 7 Resurrection!
Thanks to the sterling efforts of Mike Heare the 26th edition of this iconic race returns for 2017! The race will take place on Sunday September 10th @ 11:00 a.m., all proceeds to charity (Stroke Association). There will be winners' prizes and male and female team prizes.
Entries £5 affiliated, £7 unaffiliated.
Results now available here.
The usual venue with onsite parking:
Cwmcarn Forest Drive,
NP11 7FA.

IRC @ Parc Bryn Bach League Race
Fantastic turnout at the first leisure league road race of the season, 90+ runners! The race was followed by the category award presentations for the X/C series. Islwyn's winners (same as last year!) were as follows:
Anne Rice-Jones 3rd F50-54
Steve Lane 3rd M40-44
Islwyn women equal 5th overall in the series, Islwyn men 7th overall in the series.

IRC Members With VLM Medals!

IRC Promoted Races
The dates for our own IRC promoted races for 2017 are as follows:
Sirhowy Challenge: Sunday May 14th @ 10:00 a.m. Confirmed results available here.
The Blade Runner:  Wednesday June 28th @ 7:00 p.m. Confirmed results available here.
Murder Mile:          Friday 4th August @ 7:00 p.m. Online entry available here.
Also, don't forget the summer leisure league race hosted by IRC @ Parc Penallta on Tuesday June 6th @ 7:30 p.m. More details here.
Please make every effort to support these races, either by participating or by volunteering in some capacity! 

IRC Annual Awards 2016
The evening of Friday 27th January saw Islwyn Running Club hold their 2016 awards ceremony, this time @ the Islwyn Indoor Bowling Centre (yes, Dan Do) in Pontllanfraith, with an attendance in excess of 100 guests. Entertainment was provided by Keith Davies and Gareth 'Bagsy' Baker, complemented by our very own Rhydwyn Harris's excellent band, Under the Covers! Oh yes, a memorable evening... 
Awards as follows:
Female club champion:
Kelly Felstead
Male club champion:
Paul Hayward
Best Female Newcomer:
Sharon Carrafa
Best Male Newcomer:
Gareth Baker
'Future Flyers' Graduate:
Emily Jane Welsh
Most Improved male:
Paul Hayward

Most Improved female:
Juli Williams 
Outstanding Achievement:
Ceri Bartley, Jayne Jones
Chairman's Award:
Martin Jones
10 Year Awards:
Haydn Hartnell, Donna James, Ruth Treharne

Thanks were expressed to Sara Arnold for organising the evening. An excellent time was had by all!
Some actual award winners:
Credit to Mike Kelly for the photos.



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 
 IRC @ the Griffithstown GLCL Road Race May 2016