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Gwent League X/C Bridgend fixture results here 19th October
GLCL X/C Race Lliswerry results here 26th October
Race results here 7th November
Club championships here 15th November NEW!
Upcoming Events
12/11/2016 Gwent  League X/C Brecon Penlan, Brecon.
13/11/2016 The Mo Run 5K & 10K Bute Park, Cardiff @ 11:00 a.m.
19/11/2016 Elan Valley 10 Mile Road Race Elan Valley Visitor Centre, Rhayader, LD6 5HP @ 1:00 p.m.
20/11/2016 GLCL X/C Griffithstown Harriers Pentwyn, Pontypool, NP4 6RP @ 11:00 a.m.
20/11/2016 Sosban 10 Mile Multi Terrain Pembrey Country Park, Burry Port, Llanelli, SA16 0EJ @ 11:00 a.m.
03/12/2016 Gwent League X/C Blaise Castle Blaise Castle, Bristol, BS10 7QS.
11/12/2016 Merthyr Mawr Xmas Pudding Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend @ 10:00 a.m.
Weekly Parkruns - Saturday 9am
 IRC Out In Force @ the Cardiff Half!

Winter LCL & Gwent League 2016/7 X/C Race Series

Did you give them a clean before you put them away last season? The dates for your diary for the LCL X/C series are as follows:
Race 1: Sun. 23rd Oct. 2016.
Hosted by : Lliswerry Runners
Venue : Rogerstone Primary School, Ebenezer Drive, Rogerstone, NP10 9YX.
The presentation of awards for the GLCL 2016/17 Road Race Series and the Combined Series will take place afterwards.
The remaining fixtures are:

Race 2 : Sun. 20th Nov. 2016.
Hosted by : Pont-y-Pwl & District Runners.
Venue : Pentwyn, Pontypool, NP4 6RP.
Race 3 : Sun 8th Jan. 2017.
Hosted by : Spirit of Monmouth.
Venue : Humble By Nature Farm, Monmouth, NP25 4RP.
Race 4 : Sun. 5th Feb. 2017.
Hosted by : Usk Runners.
Venue : Usk Campus, Usk, NP15 1XJ.
Race 5 : Sun. 12th Mar. 2017.
Hosted by : Chepstow Harriers.
Venue : Chepstow Leisure Centre / Piercefield Park, Chepstow, NP16 5LX.
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.  

 The Murder Mile...
Well, were you murdered or did you survive? Find out here.

Endure 24
Great turnout for the black & white army at the Endure 24 over the weekend of 10th-12th June. Well done to all IRC members that took part!

The Blade Runner!
Harrison Ford or Rutger Hauer? Full results here!

X/C Category Winners

The presentation to acknowledge and reward the winners and runners up of the 2015/6 GLCL X/C series took place after the first GLCL road series race of the season at the Olive Tree hosted by Griffithstown Harriers. IRC had the following representatives:
Anne Rice-Jones 3rd F50-54
Steve Lane 3rd M40-44
Islwyn women 5th overall in the series, Islwyn men 4th overall in the series.
Well done all!

Sirhowy Challenge

Well, did you survive the Beast? Find out here.

IRC @ Parc Bryn Bach 6

IRC Annual Awards 2015
The evening of Friday 29th January saw Islwyn Running Club hold their 2015 awards evening once again at the New Forge in Oakdale, with an attendance in excess of 80 guests.
Male club champion:
1st Rob Davies (Jnr)
2nd David Waters
3rd Jason Dixon
Female club champion:
1st Vicki Jones
2nd Kelly Felstead
3rd Kay Dixon
Best Newcomer:
Lee Mills
'Future Flyers' Graduate:
Angela Price
Most Improved male:
David Waters
Most Improved female:
Vicki Jones
Outstanding Achievement:
Julie & Terry Lewis, Haydn Hartnell
Chairman's Award:
Blair Lundie, Kim Wehden
10 Year:
Rob Davies (Snr), Jim Dobbs, Russell Dobbs, Julie Lewis.

Thanks were expressed to Suzanne Davidson for organising the evening. An excellent time was had by all!

Cross Country Parc Bryn Bach 2016
Sometimes a picture really does paint a thousand words:
Credit to Paul Stillman for this excellent photo.


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