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IRC @ the Welsh Inter-Regional X/C Championships
Well done to Haydn Hartnell, Lee Mills, Nicola Howls, Kelly Felstead and Kelly Wall! All five were selected to represent East Wales in their respective age categories at the Welsh Inter-Regional X/C Champs held in Brecon on December 10th. They all got wet & muddy too!

The AGM took place as advertised on Tuesday 6th December at 8:00 p.m. in the Islwyn Bowls Club. All existing officers were re-elected and are as follows:
Chairman: Suzanne Davidson
Vice Chair: Rhydwyn Harris
Secretary: Mike Heare
Treasurer: David Waters
Membership Secretary: Martin Jones
Social Secretary: Sara Arnold
Men’s Club Captain: Jason Dixon
Men’s Vice Captain: Steve Lane
Women’s Club Captain: Helen Williams
Women’s Vice Captain: Nicola Richards
In addition to the above, the rest of your committee is as follows:
Helen Davies, Keith Davies, Kay Dixon, Russell Dobbs, Vicki Jones, Chris Lloyd, Sam Methuen, Jason Russell and Juli Williams.

..to our very own Ceri Bartley who was selected to represent Wales in her age group for the British & Irish Masters International X/C fixture held in Glasgow on 12th November. Possibly the first time an IRC athlete has earned themselves a Welsh vest?

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.