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Congratulations Clint ...winner of the IRC winter handicap race. Full results can be found here.

Annual Christmas run...We will be meeting at the Half Way House, Wylie on 27th December @ 2pm for our annual post Christmas run down the Sirhowy Walk.
Post run we will meet back at the pub for a drink where chip butties will be available to members (courtesy of IRC). See you there!...

Well done Angela..who came 7th female overall & 1st in category in the Cyprus 4 day challenge in which she raced 6k time trial, 11k/200ft hill climb, 1/2 marathon & 10k.

LCL Pontypool Park.. Fantastic turn out today for the toughest and muddiest (so far) xc in the LCL. Well done to Claire & Helen who ran their 1st XC and our ladies team who are now top of the leader board. Well done all (and to Glyn who ran in trainers!!)..
Results here.

Congratulations to Rob Davies Jnr..on being the 1st Islwyn member to reach 50 Park runs ...and an Adidas t-shirt to prove it!! Well done Rob.

Well done Haydn.. who was surprised after receiving an e-mail from Welsh Athletics to learn that he'd won silver for the MV40 category in the Cardiff 1/2 marathon welsh champs. Haydn was invited to collect his medal at the presentation evening last Saturday complete with free buffet!! and a screening of the S4C coverage of the 1/2 marathon.If you missed the coverage you can view it here.

Congratulations to Richard ...
who won 3rd in the U40 category in the Inov8 Open Welsh championship, winning a well deserved pair of Inov8 shoes.
See results in full here.

2011/12 Leisure Centre League XC
Dates are confirmed as:-

2/10 - Chepstow
06/11 - Pontypool Park
15/01 - Pontllanfraith Council offices
5/2 - Bryn Bach Park
18/3 - Rogerstone Junior School
To count toward team:-
1st 6 male finishers
1st 4 female finishers

Summer Fell Series...
Congratulations to Haydn & Angela for winning their age categories in the South Wales Fell servies. See results page for series results

Congratulation to Angela who has just won 1st lady & 2nd overall in the Welsh Grand Prix Triathlon series .

Final results here

Islwyn Ladies bring prizes home...
A busy week for the ladies starting with Donna winning the F50 category at the Brecon 10 followed by Angela Jones who was 1st lady home at our Murder Mile & Maria winning the Welsh 10K championship F35 categoryat Merthyr 10K
Congratulations to Haydn, Rich, Angela & Maria who were selected to represented East Wales in the Merthyr 10K inter region championship in which Angela & Maria won silver medals for the ladies Masters team.
Well done to all who set PB's this week including Richard & Phil on a challenging undulating course at Merthyr 10K, Kelly on her 4th Rose Inn & Ruth earning a well deserved PB at Cardiff Parkrun (sorry if i've missed anyone).
Don't forget Tuesday is the last LCL road series of the year @ Bryn Bach Park 7.30pm - hope to see you all there!

Islwyn Running Club presents....
The

Mile
1st Male Chris Moss - Cardiff AC
1st Female Angela Jones - Islwyn
Friday 12th August 7pm...
Entry form & further detail available here.

Tuesday LCL Caerleon..Note change in location for this years race. Details here.
Good week for medals...The week started well with a good turnout of black & white vests at the Aberdare 10K on a very warm Sunday morning. Steve came away with 4th overall & 1st V40 & Maria 5th overall female & 1st V35. Ruth & Donna came 2nd in the V45 & V50 categories.
Steve then went on to win 2nd at our Scenic 7 & Terry won 1st local MSVet and was awaredd the Ronnie Baldwin memorial shield.
Friday saw us collect a few more medals at the Self Transcendence 4miler. Despite the windy conditions and most of us running on tired legs, Islwyn came away with 2 medals - Mike Dury 5th Male & Maria 6th Female.Well done Islwyn.


Scenic 7 - Wednesday 7th July 7pm Results

Further details & entry form here.

Good luck.. to Haydn & Richard who are representing East Wales at the British Inter Counties Fell championship in Scotland this weekend. Further details here.
Rack Raid..A great day dispite battling the rain, wind & oh steep hills! Islwyn finished 4th overall in both A & B teams.
The A team ran 2 x 3rd(Dafydd & Rob), 3 x 2nd(Rich, Mike D & Lian), 1 x 1st (Steve Thomas) & Ruth & Maria were 1st ladies home in their stages. Steve Thomas also set a new course record for his stage - well done all!! See our photos here.
See here for full stage results & overall placings.

Cardiff Ultra 50..We had 5 runners taking on this tough challenge. See here for results. Well done Sean, Chris Davies, Garfield, Coleen & Malcolm.

Sirhowy Challenge. Well done to all who ran today. Results here.
Next LCL - Parc Penallta 7th June. Parking @ Ty Penallta. Start is 5 min walk - directions here. We will be doing a recce of the route on Thursday 26th May. See blog for details.

Handicap race winner ..Well done Claire Barnett, winner of the spring handicap run, knocking a staggering 5 1/2 minutes off her previous time.

London Marathon
Well done to all Islwyn runners who completed the big 26.2 mile this weekend with Rob, Stuart & Kelly running great times in their debut marathon despite the hot weather. Results here.

Well done Angela who also reclamed her Welsh Duathlon title this weekend.

Sirhowy 10 Challenge - Sunday 15th May 10am.
Further details here.

IRC Marathoners...
Over 2 1/2 months of hard training paid off yesterday for our Llanelli marathon training group. PB's were set by all and the ladies once again retained 5th ladies team. Keep it going guys & good luck for San Domenico 20 next weekend. Results here.

Weekend update...
A fantastic weekend for Islwyn with the final LCL XC of 2011 and 2 major 1/2 marathons; Llanelli & Bath. A successful weekend for the Islwyn ladies with Angela who once again took ladies victory at the XC and 1/2 marat hon PB's were gained for Julie, Maria, Helen & Clare. Steve,Stuart & Rob(Jnr) all gained PB's. Well done IRC. If I've missed anyone please let me know!!
Results here.

Pontypool 10K
Islwyn took 1st lady & 3rd male. See full results here.

Angela Jones takes 2nd Senior Welsh lady at the 2010 Triathlon series. See here for press article.

Lliswerry 8....
Great turnout today for Islwyn and some good results!
Islwyn took 3rd Female overall & 2nd (WV40)Angela Jones , 2nd (MV40) Steve Thomas, 3rd (MV45) Haydn & 3rd (VM35) Maria. We also won 3rd ladies team (Angela, Maria & Claire).
Well done Julie who ran the 8m course twice (joined by Terry on 2nd!!)
See all IRC results here.

2010 Championship winners were Kim Wehden & Ruth Treharne. Well done both. Results can be found here.

MEMBERSHIP FEES DUE..
Fees are due by 1st February 2011. Please ensure that you pay by this date to continue to receive club benefits such as:-
- Free entry to LCL XC & Road race series
- Insurance
- Eligibility into 2012 London Marathon ballot and many more...
Send payment or any questions to Blair. Further details here.

Intervals - 13th January @ Bargoed outdoor track. See Training page for details of session. If you are interested please add your name to the Blog here where further details are available.

Old Father's Time 5
Great results for with Islwyn collecting prizes for Haydn 3rd MV45, Richard 3rd MV35 and Maria 1st FV35. Full results here and photo's online.
Nos Galan
Well done to all who ran Nos Galan - plenty of PB's for Islwyn. Results online.

IRC Blog page...
Our blog page is now up and running. Register and give it a go here....

Snow ... didn't stop Islwyn runners today. Pictured below a snow covered Sirhowy Walk. Send in your training photos...
 
  Maria & Coleen
  Coleen & Ruth