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Date Event
May Schedule.
31/05/2016 Tuesday - Canal to MFN with Dave Feely
26/05/2016 Thursday - Track session with Caroline. 400m with 30 sec recovery then a 200m and recover will be walk back to start of 400m and repeat x 8 or 10 times.
24/05/2016 Tuesday - Denby BDL route practice with Dave Feely

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23rd May 2016 - Weekend review
Ilkeston Running Club Weekend review

This week we had 11 IRC runners out at 5 different parkruns. Dave Millington ran at Markeaton, Richard Hobson at Rushcliffe, Simon Davis at Beeston, Keith Hudson at Poolsbrook and Paul Whittleton, John Queenan, Corrina Loosemore, Phil Michou, James Turton, Ed Buda & Sue bates all ran at Long Eaton.
Well done to Corrina for finishing 1st lady! Well done also to Paul for picking up a new PB and 2nd in category, Sue who was 3rd in category John 1st and Keith 2nd in category. Great running!

Also on Saturday Chris O'Donnell ran in the Mount Famine Fell Race coming 118th in a time of 1:14:39. This is a tough 5 mile race in the high peaks running twice up mount famine and once up south head in between. Great effort Chris!

A few races to report on from Sunday.
First up Yulia Ravenhill ran the Burton 10 Mile race coming 115th in a time of 1:21:41 well done Yulia! it looked like you were having fun...while Chris O'Donnell, Cathy Ayton & James Turton ran in the Peat Pit Woods Fell Race, a fast 3 ish mile run through the woods. Cathy won the 3rd lady finisher prize and all three got top 3 category places! Brilliant running guys!

Ian hunter ran in the Great Manchester Run (10K) coming 126th in a time of 37:22, great run Ian well done!...While Dave Millington (me) decided the pain and suffering endured last year just wasn't quite enough and so headed back up to the lakes to run in the Windermere Marathon for the second year running. A fantastic race with some stunning scenery and terrific support along the route. Its always nice being cheered on by people sitting in their lovey big gardens sipping glasses of ice cool wine....A very challenging course to say the least, undulating all the way round with some very steep and long hills to endure and very few flat sections to let the legs recover. I ended up coming 147th in a time of 3:56:29 which was good enough for a new PB.

Earlier in the week Chris O'Donnell ran in the Shining Tor Fell Race coming 150th in a time of 57:19 This was a 10k fell race held on Wednesday evening from Errwood reservoir in Buxton. Well done Chris, that makes 3 fell runs in a week!

Great running as always team IRC!

16th May 2016 - Weekend review

It was another very busy weekend of running for team IRC with a good mix of 5k's, 10k's, fell races, 1/2 marathons, ultra marathons and even a 100 mile team relay race in the Cotswolds!

Paul Whittleton, Corrina Loosemore, Emma Bennett, Sue Bates & Natalie Braisby all ran at Long Eaton Parkrun on Saturday. Well done to Corrina for coming 1st in category, and to Sue & Paul both 3rd in category!

Chris O'Donnel headed out for another fell race, he ran in the Cressbrook Crawl which is essentially a 6.5 mile loop of the Wye Valley...sounds tough to me!

Speaking of tough...Saturday was also the day for the Dukeries ultra marathons where we had 8 runners taking part in both the 30 & 40 mile races. The routes took our runners through some fantastic countryside with scenery from places such as Sherwood Pines, Clumber Park, Cresswell Crags and various quaint little villages.
Well done to Andrew Bird, Nicole Atkinson, Gabrielle Halverson, Caz Roach, Daniel Follon, Richard Hobson & Ian Cooper all running a mammoth 40 miles and to Laura Morle running an equally impressive 30 miles! Amazing efforts everyone!

On Sunday we had Carrie Chan, Ryan Blake & Sam Ruth representing us at the RSPCA Carsington 7, (a 7 mile lap of the Carsington Reservoir) while Simon Kirk ran in the Nottingham 10k setting a new PB by 22 seconds, well done Simon!

Also on Sunday, Chris O'Donnell fresh from his fell race on Saturday was back in running action in the Lea Bunny 10K race while Neil Cort ran in the Chester Half Marathon and managed to knock 32 seconds off his PB, well done Neil!

Last but not least, we had a team of 10 runners & a support crew taking part in the Hilly 100 relay race in the Cotswolds. Well done to Paul Robinson, Steve Chamberlain, Simon Davis, Colin Ward, Andrew Gotheridge, Matt Gotheridge, Joshua Hazeldine, Simon Ward, Kevin Johnson and John Queenan each taking their turn running a 10 mile leg full of some of the toughest hills the Cotswold countryside has to offer! A fantastic team effort resulting in an average leg time of 01:11:58 and a total time of 11:59:36 for the 100 miles...Awesom running everyone!
And huge thanks to the support crew Richard Iliffe & David Feely who each covered a huge distance ferrying people around to and from the transition points and giving support and encouragement on the course!

9th May 2016 - Weekend review
Ilkeston Running Club Weekend review

Well the race season is hotting up and so is the what a scorcher this weekend was!! The warm weather didn't put team IRC off though, plenty of action to report on...

On Saturday we had 13 Parkrunners out at local courses. Simon Kirk and Corrina Loosemore both ran at Markeaton, Neil Cort and Simon Davis went to Beeston while Kevin Johnson, Chris O'Donnell, Jessica Denman, Richard Hobson, Phil Michou, Chris Bagworth, Richard Tillson, Annette Cluely & Sue Bates all ran at Long Eaton .
Well done to Phil Michou & Simon Kirk (new PB's) Jessica (1st in category) Kevin (2nd in category) Corrina, Chris O'Donnell & Neil (3rd in category). Great running everyone!

On Sunday Carrie Chan ran in the Bosworth Half Marathon. Christopher O'Donnell and Andrew Hutchinson competed in the Hollymoorside 10k while Dan Fallon, Andrew Bird, Richard Tillson, James Turton & Jayne Trelfall all ran in the Horsely 4 Mile Race. All tough courses not short of a hill or two and made even tougher by the heatwave we are currently enjoying! Well done everyone.

Earlier in the week:
Carrie Chan ran in the Woodhouse May Day Challenge, a 13.5 mile run around the Charnwood countryside. Well done Carrie that makes it two half marathons in a week! Great effort!

With the Darren Holloway Memorial Fell Race approaching a few of team IRC took to the hills and trails of the lake district on the weekend to recce part of the course. Richard Iliffe, Colin Ward, Simon White, Simon Ward & Rob Sharratt enjoyed some fantastic scenery running, walking & crawling up in the fells...some great photos too. Well done guys it looked like great fun!

Also well done to Jessica Denman who followed up her Parkrun on Saturday with the Monster Mojito Olympic Distance Triathlon on Sunday coming in at an impressive time of 2:28:15 and 8th overall Lady. Brilliant!

Well done everyone, great running again.
See you all tomorrow night at the Stute for our BDL Race!

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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.