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Date Event
June Schedule.
30/06/2016 Thursday - Paul Whittleton and Richard Iliffe - Meet at White Hart Pub-Stanley Village
28/06/2016 Tuesday - Richard Iliffe - Trig Route
23/06/2016 Thursday - Andrew Bird, James Turton and Tom Wheatley - Track, don’t forget your £1.50.

Tuesday - Paula Pigot - Random fartlek session - The Stute

Current news

13th June 2016 - Weekly review

There's been quite a lot going on this week. 10k's, several fell races, league action, a celebration milestone Parkrun outing...and more PB's.

Saturday morning saw the return of the undulating and multi terrain Wollaton Park 10k race where we were represented by Ian Hunter. He finished in a fantastic 4th position overall in a time of 39:14...Great running Ian!

24 IRC runners and crew turned out to Long Eaton's West Park on Saturday morning to support and celebrate with fellow team mate Sue Bates in completing her 50th parkrun!
Well done Sue that's a great achievement. It was lovely to see so many IRC vests running around together and crossing the line at the same time. Certainly gave the timekeepers something to think about!
Well done also to John Queenan & Simon Kirk, both picked up PB's and came 2nd in their categories and to Natalie Braisby who came 1st in category while on Parkrun tour in Penrose!

Andy Murray ran in the Man versus Horse race in Wales. A 24 mile, multi terrain race through the mountainous terrain of the Welsh countryside...whilst being chased by horses! He did an awesome job finishing in a great time of 4:43:49

On Sunday Richard Iliffe and Chris O'Donnel ran the 9.7 hilly miles of the Passing Clouds Fell race. I think the name of the race says it all! Richard was 86th in 1:42:28 & Chris 121st in 1:53:02.
Brendan Moor ran in the Edale Fell race, round 3 of the Gritstone race series. A 4.7 mile race with over 1300ft of climbs.
Well done guys great effort!

Earlier in the week:

On Tuesday night we had our 3rd race in the BDL series, this time held in Denby. We had a fantastic turnout of 54 runners and plenty of supporters too. The ladies team were 4th on the night with the men coming 7th, the ladies currently lie 3rd overall with the men in 8th...well done everyone!
Full results will be up on the website soon...

On Wednesday evening Melissa & Jessica Denman were joined By Chris O'Donnell to run in the Calver 5 mile Fell race. Melissa was 96th in 40:52, Chris was 164th in 45:39 & Jessica 166th in 45:48 Well done all!

On Friday Neil Cort, Simon Davis, Richard Tilson and Anika Power ran in the Long Lane Dash, a 5 mile race in Kegworth with Neil & Anika both managed to bag themselves new PB's while Simon White & Chris O'Donnell ran in the 6.3 mile Castleton Fell Race

Great running everyone!

6th June 2016 - Weekend news

Parkruns, PB's and another hot one at the Ramathon!

We had 9 runners out at the local parkruns on Saturday morning. Sam Bacon at Markeaton, Simon Davis at Beeston and John Queenan, Chris O'Donnell, Richard Hobson, Emma Bennett, James Turton, Annette Cluley & Sue Bates at Long Eaton.
Well done John, Sue and Emma all 2nd in category and to Annette Cluley for bagging a new PB!

Sunday saw the Ramathon return to the streets of Derby. Starting at Pride Park stadium, this half marathon runs through Derby city centre and out towards Elvaston Castle then returns along the riverside path to finish back at Pride Park. As with the previous 2 years it was yet another hot one...the hottest day of the year so far!
Despite the heat our team of 19 runners still managed to put in some fantastic runs including several PB's!
Well done Paul Whittleton, Neil Cort, Nicola Roper, Cathy Ayton, Corrina Loosemore, Simon Kirk, Yulia Ravenhill, Simone Ward, Ben Smyth, Phill Michou, Darren Hayes, Carrie Chan, Nigel Bradley, Suzanne Ashley, Matthew Nightingale, Emma Bennett, Ian Ashley, Samantha Ruth, Sue Bates and Ian Cooper. Everyone ran extremely well given the conditions with new PB's for Paul, Nicola, Cathy, Simone & Ben...great work everyone!!

Also on Sunday Bret Wilks competed in the ITU Duathlon AG World Championships. He finished in an amazing 16th position!
Fantastic job Bret!

Well done also to Melissa Denman who competed in the Rother Valley Triathlon on Sunday and finished 1st lady & 7th overall...Brilliant! Well done!

Earlier in the week Chris O'Donnell ran in the Dave Denton Rowsley 4 Mile fell race coming in 40th position in a time of 33:34

30th May 2016 - Weekend review
Ilkeston Running Club Weekend review

There were 16 Ilkeston runners out at 4 different parkrun events on Saturday morning. Richard Hobson was on parkrun tour at Holkham in Norfolk. Paul Whittleton, Sam Bacon & Simon Kirk ran at Markeaton, Simon Davis, Tony Donaldson & James Turton ran at Beeston while Kevin Johnson, John Queenan, Corrina Loosemore, Kerry Queenan, Natalie Braisby, Emma Bennett, Deborah Woodhouse, Annette Cluley & Sue Bates all ran at Long Eaton.
Congratulations to Richard, Paul, Kerry, Natalie, Emma, Sue & Simon Davis all coming 1st in category! Well done also to Corrina Loosemore coming 2nd in category and Simon Kirk & Kevin Johnson both 3rd in category. Great running everyone!

Also on Saturday, Chris O'Donnell ran in the Alfreton Park 5K coming 2nd in category in a time of 22:52 while Keith Hudson was also in action running in the Runners World Trailblazer 10K event at Clumber Park finishing 14th out of 723 runners in a Time of 41:31...well done Keith! Awesome.

On Sunday Elizabeth & Tom Bamford travelled up to Liverpool to run in the Rock n Roll Marathon and 1/2 Marathon events. Both did fantastically well. Elizabeth took on the full marathon running a brilliant time of 3:39:56 and Tom set a great time in the half at 1:56:56. Well done both of you!

Chris O'Donnell was back out for the second time this weekend running in the Bluebell 5.5, part of the Dave Denton fell race series coming in 32nd place...well done Chris

We also had 9 members of team IRC running in the Sinfin 10K at Elvaston Castle. Well done Joshua Hazeldine, Neil Cort, Cathy Ayton, Duncan Clarke, Yulia Ravenhill, Steve Sharpe, Carrie Chan, Paul Ewart & Sue Bates. Everyone ran a great race with Neil, Cathy and Duncan each picking up PB's!
Brilliant running guys!

Earlier in the week:
On Wednesday evening Keith Hudson, Neil Cort & Richard Hobson all ran in the Beeston 5 mile race with Richard setting a new PB!

Next weekend's big race is the Derby Ramathon where it looks like we will have another great IRC turnout!

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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.