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The AGM took place as advertised on Tuesday 1st December at 8:00 p.m. in the Islwyn Bowls Club. The meeting was really well attended. Congratulations to the following elected officers of the club:
Chairman: Martin Jones
Vice Chair: Mel Senior
Secretary: Mike Heare
Treasurer: David Waters
Membership Secretary: Susan Jones
Social Secretary: Suzanne Davidson
Men’s Club Captain: Jason Dixon
Men’s Vice Captain: Daffydd Weetman
Women’s Club Captain: Ceri Bartley
Women’s Vice Captain: Helen Williams
Committee Members:
Mike Bunston, Rhydwyn Harris, Kay Dixon, Chris Lloyd, Mike Dury, Helen Davies, Kim Wehden, Haydn Hartnell, Vicki Jones, Kelly Jacka, Sam Methuen, Michelle Johnson, Glyn Hicks, Cheryl Francis.
The minutes of the meeting can be viewed here.

Very well done to this young man (our very own Haydn Hartnell), silver medal winner in his age category at the East Wales Road Race Champs held at Elan Valley on 21st November.
Very well done, also, to another young man, one of our unsung members Garfield Jones, who recently competed in a 48 hour race in Bislett, Norway, completing 247.87km/154 miles, coming 11th out of 33 male starters, 15th out of 45 starters overall. Amazing achievement...

Roman Runners!

Severn Bridge Runners!

Winter GLCL 2015-6 X/C Race Series

It's time to dig those dirty daps out once again! The dates you need to concern yourselves with are:
Race 1: Sun. 27th Sept. 2015.
Hosted by : Parc Bryn Bach Running Club
Venue : Parc Bryn Bach, Tredegar, NP22 3AY.
The presentation of awards for the GLCL 2015/16 Road Race Series and the Combined Series will take place afterwards.
The remaining fixtures are:

Race 2 : Sun. 22nd Nov. 2015.
Hosted by : Usk Runners.
Venue : Usk County Hall & College Grounds, Usk, NP15 1GA.
Race 3 : Sun 10th Jan. 2016.
Hosted by : Islwyn Running Club.
Venue : Pontllanfraith Council Offices, Blackwood, NP12 2YW.
Race 4 : Sun. 21st Feb. 2016.
Hosted by : Chepstow Harriers.
Venue : Chepstow Leisure Centre / Piercefield Park, Chepstow, NP16 5LX.
Race 5 : Sun. 20th Mar. 2016.
Hosted by : Pont-y-Pwl & District Runners.
Venue : Pontypool Park, Pontypool, NP4 8AT.
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.  

GLCL 2014/15
Well done to all Islwyn runners who participated in this year's series and congratulations to those award winners listed below:

Murder Mile
Well done to all who participated in this year's Murder Mile! The provisional results are here. We're missing a couple of runners from the results, namely Jan Richards (Lliswerry), Gareth Chislett (u/a) and Matthew Evans (Aberdare), so if anyone can assist with this please get in touch with Mike Heare or via the IRC Facebook page.

The Blade Runner!
...has been and gone (until next year), results are here!

X/C Category Winners
The presentation to acknowledge and reward the winners and runners up of the 2014/5 X/C series took place after the first GLCL road race of the season at Parc Bryn Bach. IRC were well represented in the X/C series:
Robert Davies (jnr) 1st M40-44
Glyn Hicks 2nd M65-69
Islwyn men 5th overall in the series.
Kelly Wall 2nd F17-39
Islwyn women 6th overall in the series.
Well done all!

Out and About With IRC...
Lapping the lake up in Parc Bryn Bach:
Braving the breeze down in Llanelli:

IRC Annual Awards 2014
The evening of Friday 30th January saw Islwyn Running Club hold their 2014 awards evening at the New Forge in Oakdale, smashing last year's attendance with over 70 guests.
Male club champion was Chris Lloyd, Female club champion was Julie Lewis.
Most improved male athlete was Aidan Davies, most improved female athlete was Sara Arnold.
Outstanding Achievement Awards were presented to Russell Dobbs and Sean Birch for each completing 100 marathons.
There were 10 year club awards presented to Blair Lundie and Kate Bennett.

Thanks were expressed to Coleen Birch for organising the evening. A good time was had by all!

Summer GLCL 2015 Road Race Series

For those who don't enjoy getting muddy, don't worry, the summer road race series will be upon us before we know it. The dates for your diaries are:

Tuesday 19th May 2015 - Parc Bryn Bach Running Club (Parc Bryn Bach, NP22 3AY, includes presentation for GLCL X/C series).
Tuesday 16th June 2015 - Spirit of Monmouth Running Club (Trellech, NP25 4PA).
Tuesday 7th July 2015 - Caerleon Running Club (Llanhennock, NP18 1LT).
Tuesday 28th July 2015 - Islwyn Running Club (Parc Penallta, CF82 7PG).
Tuesday 18th August - Chepstow Harriers (Chepstow Leisure Centre, NP16 5LX).
All races start at 7:30 p.m. Once again please make every effort to support your club and attend at least one of the above. The races are great for those who like to tear up the tarmac and are a good opportunity to mingle with your team mates!