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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.