Ilkeston Running Club

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Current Training Schedule

Date Event
October Schedule.
27/10/2016 Thursday - Track session - Rowan.

Tuesday - West Hallam - David Feely


Thursday - Beat the Bus - Leader Alan Bower / Richard I

18/10/2016 Tuesday - Heanor Road - out and back - Phil Michou

Current news

13th October 2016 - Weekend news

Weekly Parkruns, the Goose Fair Gallop and Two half in Derby city centre and the other in the Derbyshire Dales...

We had 8 runners out at 5 different Parkrun locations on Saturday morning. Andy Murray ran at Colwick, Dave Millington & Lucy Morris both went to Markeaton Park. Sue Bates & Simon Davis ran at Long Eaton, Colin Foster went up to Bolton House while Keith Hudson & Richard Hobson both ran at Poolsbrook.
Well done to Keith and Richard both setting new PB's and coming 1st & 2nd in category and Dave coming 3rd.

The Tissington Trail Half Marathon was back this weekend which is held on both the Saturday and the Sunday. It's a net down hill course along the old train line between Parsley Hay and Ashbourne with some great scenery passing through some beautiful countryside in the Derbyshire Dales. We had runners entered on both days, 10 in all...
Well done to Matthew Nightingale, Natalie Braisby (3rd lady!), Suzanne Ashley, Cathy Ayton (PB!), Dave Millington, Kerry Queenan, Ian Cooper, Rebecca Townsend, Simone Ward & Paula Pigott.

Derby City also hosted a half marathon on Sunday, its 2nd of the year in which we had 3 runners entered. This course started and finished at Derby University and headed through the city centre. A mostly flat course with a 'good' up hill finish!
Well done Steve Chamberlain, Neil Cort, & Ryan Meads..

Also on Sunday, The Goose Fair Gallop was back celebrating its 30th anniversary. The course is a 10k loop with beautiful views; stunning landscape and challenging undulating course. Well done to Darren Hayes for taking on this course coming home in 76th position in 53:14. Great stuff!

Well done everyone!

6th October 2016 - Weekend news

This weekend there were the weekly Parkruns to report on and now that the weather has started to turn a tad chilly it can mean only one thing...XC season is back!

We had 11 runners out at Parkruns on Saturday morning. Laura Hickey ran at Sherwood Pines coming 1st in category, Well done! With Lucy Morris running at Rosliston & Richard Hobson running at Rushcliffe.
Matthew Nightingale, Liz Bamford, Corrina Loosemore, Richard Tillson, Michael Andrew, Annette Cluley, Suzanne Ashley & Sue Bates all ran at Long Eaton. Well done to Liz setting a new PB to come 1st in category & Corrina coming 3rd in category.

Sunday saw the return of the BDL XC League with the first race being held in Shipley Park. A fantastic sunny morning brought out a huge number of IRC runners, 48 in all to really kick the season off. A tremendous effort from everyone saw the men's team finish in 3rd position with the ladies in 4th & the joint team in 3rd. A brilliant result which has set us up nicely going in to the 2nd race at Chaddesden park next month. Great job everyone!
Thanks also to everyone who turned out to support the runners on the course, it's always very much appreciated by everyone and can make all the difference when the legs are starting to tire! And big thanks to Andrew for capturing some great images of the race!
Great team spirit as ALWAYS!!
Well done everyone!

27th September 2016 - Weekend news

Lots of runners out this weekend taking part in several races some local some not so! There were Marathons, half marathons, a 10k and of course the weekly Parkruns!

We had 14 runners up and out early Saturday morning for their weekly fix of Parkrun action...
Lucy Morris ran at Rolliston Parkrun coming 1st in category and setting a new PB...Well done! Richard Hobson went to Forest Rec also coming 1st in category with Mellissa & Jessica Denman both running at Beeston and coming 1st & 2nd in their category!
Paul Whittleton, Michael Early, Jon Rice, Dave Millington, Ed Buda, Alan Bower, Ian Cooper, James Turton, Annette Cluely & Sue Bates all ran at Long Eaton, Well done Paul and Michael both coming 1st in category and setting a new PB's! and Well done to Alan coming 2nd in category!

Sunday saw the return of the very popular Robin Hood Full & Half Marathons where we had lots of representation as you would probably expect, both from runners (19 in all) in both events and supporters too who made their way to the course to give some much needed encouragement! Thanks for your efforts!
A huge well done to Carrie Chan for taking on the full Marathon and to all the half marathoners: David Feely, Andrew Bird, Elizabeth Bamford (PB), Ryan Meads, James Close, Julian Bloor, Darren Hayes (PB), Malcolm Atherton, Tom Bamford, Laura Hickey, Ed Buda, Deborah Woodhouse, Linda Castle, Craig Hardy, Jayne Threlfall, Paula Pigott, Laura Morle & Sue Bates....See the attached a list of all Robin Hood runners with positions and finishing times!!

While the sensible ones amongst us found a nice local race, Dave Millington (me) had been driving all night heading up to the Highlands of Scotland to run in the Loch Ness Marathon. An absolutely fantastic race as it turns out in one of the most beautiful settings you can imagine! A better than expected performance helped me to a finish time of 3:55:01 which was good enough for a PB...just. I can thoroughly recommend this one but please take my advise and make a weekend of it. DO NOT drive up, run the race and drive home all in one go...however most people would already know this was a bad idea!

Keith Hudson was also running on Sunday, taking part in the Global Energy 10k in Sheffield. Another great run from Keith saw him home in 13th position in a great time of 40:13 just a few seconds short of his PB. Great run Keith! Well done!

Well done everyone, see you all next Sunday for the first race in the XC league!

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We are a welcoming, friendly and growing club running twice a week at 7pm on a Tuesday and Thursday from the Rutland Sports Park in Ilkeston.

Ilkeston Running Club prides itself on our friendly, social approach to running and now has over 100 members with ages ranging from 18 to 70+. Members enjoy the benefits of taking part in the local Booth Decorators League Road and Cross Country races during the year as well as organising our own 10 mile race around Shipley Park in August. We hold a monthly 5k run to monitor your performance and also run a non competitive club championship alongside our League Championship.