Welcome to Islwyn Running Club Website
Croeso i Wefan Clwb Rhedeg Islwyn
The Valleys  Friendly Running Club                            See us on  

The AGM took place as advertised on Tuesday 4th December at 8:00 p.m. in the Islwyn Bowls Club. The officers elected were as follows:
President: Malcolm Parker
Chairman: Suzanne Davidson
Vice Chair: Mike Kelly
Secretary: Mike Heare
Treasurer: Louise Saddler
Registration Secretary: Jo Harris
Social Secretary: Sara Arnold
Men’s Club Captain: Jason Dixon
Men’s Vice Captain: Chris Hope
Women’s Club Captain: Kelly Wall
Women’s Vice Captain: Hannah Davies
Male Welfare Officer: Julian Hope
Female Welfare Officer: Angela Price.
The remainder of your committee is:
Kay Dixon, Rhydwyn Harris, Mike Dury and Helen Williams.

Winter LCL & Gwent League 2018/9 X/C Race Series
Oh dear... hope yours aren't this dirty! Anyway, the time to dig them out once again is upon us.
The dates for your diary for the LCL X/C series are as follows:
Race 1: Sun. 21st Oct. 2018.
Hosted by : Chepstow Harriers
Venue : Piercefield/Leisure Centre, Welsh Street, Chepstow, NP16 5LR (Chepstow Harriers). The presentation of awards for the LCL 2017/18 Road Race Series and the Combined Series will take place afterwards.
The remaining fixtures are:

Race 2 : Sun. 18th Nov. 2018.
Hosted by : Griffithstown Harriers.
Venue : Pontnewynydd Cricket Club, Pentrepiod Road, Pontnewynydd, Pontypool, NP4 6RP.
Race 3 : Sun 6th Jan. 2019.
Hosted by : Spirit of Monmouth.
Venue : Humble By Nature, Upper Meend Farm, Penallt, Monmouth, NP25 4RP.
Race 4 : Sun. 3rd Feb. 2019.
Hosted by : Usk Runners.
Venue : Usk Campus, Usk, NP15 1XJ.
Race 5 : Sun. 10th Mar. 2019.
Hosted by : Caerleon Running Club.
Venue : The Glebelands, Newport, NP19 7HF.
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. The first fixture is:
Race 1: Sat. 13th Oct. 2018.
Venue : Llandaff Fields, Cardiff.
Details of the remainder of the fixtures are on the Gwent League website here or on our IRC site here.

Scenic 7 (OK... 5) Re-resurrection!
Thanks once again to the sterling efforts of Mike Heare this year's edition of this iconic race will take place on Wednesday 22nd August @ 7 p.m.. Please note, due to restrictions imposed by Natural Resources Wales as a result of this year's wild fires, the route has been truncated and so will only be 5 miles in length.
All proceeds this year will go to the Fire Brigade charity.
Entries £5 affiliated, £7 unaffiliated.
Confirmed results here.
The usual venue with onsite parking:
Toll Booth,
Cwmcarn Forest Drive,
NP11 7EX.
Some of the IRC runners who successfully battled against difficult conditions in what was the warmest weather the London marathon has so far been run in. Well done to all of those who took part!

IRC'S GLCL @ Parc Penallta!
Fantastic photo courtesy of Nigel Pearce.

IRC Showing Off Their VLM Bling!

Some of the IRC runners who successfully battled against difficult conditions in what was the warmest weather the London marathon has so far been run in. Well done to all of those who took part!

IRC Hosted Races 2018
As usual, Islwyn Running Club will be hosting a number of races during the summer, as follows:
Sirhowy Challenge Sunday May 13th @ 10:00 a.m. Confirmed results here.
Blade Runner Wednesday June 27th @ 7:00 p.m. Confirmed results here.
Murder Mile Friday August 3rd @ 7:00 p.m. Confirmed results here.
Full details on all of the races can be found here.

Coach of the Year!
Congratulations to our very own Kay Dixon who was nominated in the South Wales Argus sports awards as volunteer of the year and coach of the year and won the latter!
Link to the article here.

IRC Annual Awards 2017
The evening of Friday 26th January saw Islwyn Running Club hold their 2017 awards ceremony @ the Islwyn Indoor Bowling Centre in Gelligroes, Pontllanfraith, with an attendance in excess of 100 guests. Entertainment was once again provided by our very own Rhydwyn Harris's excellent band, Under the Covers! An excellent evening was had by all... 
Awards were too numerous to mention, but we had the same male and female club champions as last year!
Male club champion:
1st Paul Hayward
Female club champion:
1st Kelly Felstead
Credit to Mike Kelly for the photos.