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Gwent League X/C Blaise Castle results here. 8th December
GLCL X/C Spirit of Monmouth results here. 8th January
Final club championships as at 31st December here. 19th January NEW!
Race results here. 27th January NEW!
Upcoming Events
02/02/2020 GLCL X/C Fairwater Runners Cwmbran Risca Leisure Centre, Risca, NP11 6GH @ 11:00 a.m.
02/02/2020 Reverse 10 Penallta House, Tredomen Park, Ystrad Mynach @ 10:00 a.m.
08/02/2020 Gwent League X/C Chepstow Racecourse, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 6BE.
22/02/2020 Hoka Half Marathon Bryn Bettws Lodge, Pontrhydyfen, Port Talbot, SA12 9SP @ 11:00 a.m.
23/02/2020 Pontypool 10K Home Run Pontypool Active Living Centre, Pontypool, NP4 8AT @ 10:00 a.m.
01/03/2020 Gwent League X/C Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PY.
Weekly Parkruns - Saturday 9:00 am
The AGM took place as advertised on Tuesday 3rd December at 8:00 p.m. in Pontllanfraith RFC. The officers elected were as follows:
President: Malcolm Parker
Chair: Mike Kelly
Vice Chair: Martin Jones
Secretary: Mike Heare
Treasurer: Racheal Watkins
Membership Secretary: Jo Harris
Social Secretary: Clare Barrett
Assistant Secretary: Deb Brown
Men’s Club Captain: Paul Hayward
Men’s Vice Captain: Steve Lane
Women’s Club Captain: Hannah Davies
Women’s Vice Captain: Melissa Morgan
Male Welfare Officer: Julian Hope
Female Welfare Officer: Emma Pask.
The remainder of your committee will be confirmed in due course.

Winter LCL & Gwent League 2019/20 X/C Race Series
Please try to make every effort to support your club and attend these events. If you've not done X/C since you were in school then it's time to give it another try!

Scenic Seven Update

IRC Placings in the 2019 Road Race Series
Category awards for the road race series following the final road race have been published. Islwyn's representatives were as follows:
Melissa Morgan 3rd F35-39
Steve Lane 2nd M45-49
Congratulations both! The awards will be presented after the first GLCL X/C of the series up in Parc Bryn Bach so please hang around afterwards to applaud their efforts.

Well done also to Paul Hayward who came 9th in the overall combined x/c and road series.

Islwyn women 7th overall in the series, Islwyn men 6th overall in the series.

Stop Press! Race Sponsorship...
Moti Cwmbran have kindly agreed to sponsor all of IRC's races this year, prizes as follows:

£30 1st female & male finishers
£30 2nd female & male finishers
£10 3rd female & male finishers
My Moti is here.

The Return of the Magnificent Scenic 7!
Once again Mike Heare has managed to get agreement from the Natural Resources Wales to stage the Scenic 7. This year's edition of this iconic race will provisionally take place on Sunday 15th September @ 11:00 a.m..
Online entries will be available.
The usual venue with onsite parking:
Toll Booth,
Cwmcarn Forest Drive,
NP11 7EX.

Summer Road Series 2019
Summer's coming...
The GLCL road race series will soon be here.
(PROVISIONAL dates & hosts)

Race 1 : Parc Bryn Bach : Tues. 7th May
Race 2 : Islwyn Running Club: Tues. 21st May
Race 3 : Pont-y-pwl & District Runners : Tues. 4th June
(including presentation of 2018/19 XC awards)
Race 4 : Lliswerry Runners : Tues. 2nd July
Race 5 : Griffithstown Harriers & Fairwater Runners Cwmbran : Tues. 6th August

All races start 19:30.

IRC Annual Awards 2018
The evening of Friday 25th January saw Islwyn Running Club hold their 2018 awards ceremony @ the Islwyn Indoor Bowling Centre in Gelligroes, Pontllanfraith once again. Entertainment was once again provided by our very own Rhydwyn Harris's excellent band, Under the Covers! An enjoyable evening was had by all... 

Credit to Mike Kelly for the photos.

IRC Races 2019
The Sirhowy Challenge is a 10 mile (approx) multi-terrain race. The race starts on the Sirhowy Valley Walk at the Ynysddu Hotel and climbs via forest tracks, paths and tarmac roads to the trig point on Machen Mountain before returning to the finish at the Ynysddu Hotel. The route climbs 1,500ft.⠀⠀⠀
All finishers will receive a drinks token that can be exchanged at the Ynysddu Hotel. ⠀⠀⠀
There will be prizes in all categories, along with male and female team prizes.⠀⠀⠀

Limited entries may be available on the day, online entries are now available here.
The Blade Runner is a scenic 6.6 mile race from turbine to turbine through the village of Manmoel on quiet country lanes.
All finishers will receive a commemorative 'Blade Runner' buff. 
There will be prizes in all categories and a team prize.⠀⠀⠀
Limited entries may be available on the evening, online entries are now available here.

Established in 1994, the Murder Mile is one of the toughest uphill miles in the country. ⠀

The route climbs 700ft along a country lane before finishing in Penrhiwarwydd Farm. ⠀

Will 2019 be the year when the course record of 8:04 mins is broken? ⠀
Sponsored by Moti Cwmbran, there will be Moti vouchers for the top 3 male and female finishers, with Murder Mile hoodies for the first male, female, junior male and junior female.
Beer for all finishers (or Haribo).
Limited entries may be available on the evening, online entries are now available here.


About Us
We're a friendly running club formed in 1983 based in Caerphilly County Borough whose H.Q. is Pontllanfraith RFC. The club meets
every Tues. & Thurs. at 6.15 for a 6:30 start.
All abilities welcome.
For more info contact:-
Mike Heare on  01495 245430 
IRC @ the Griffithstown GLCL Road Race May 2016: