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Date Event
July Schedule.
28/07/2016 Thursday - Track session - Sam Bell-Monogue
26/07/2016 Tuesday - Richard Iliffe - Bramcote Trig session (if dry), If not Winter Handicap with a twist
21/07/2016 Thursday - Kirk Hallam session - Simon Ward
19/07/2016 Tuesday - Phil Michou (route tbc, canal somwhere)

Current news

19th July 2016 - Weekend news

A much busier week in the race calendar last week which included the Tara Kinder 10k, the famous Crich Monument Race, parkruns, a 10 miler through the Derbyshire countryside, our own summer handicap run and 2 ultra marathons...there'll be some tired legs after all that!

On Tuesday evening we had our latest instalment of the summer handicap along the Nutbrook with another great turnout. 36 runners came along to take on the course!
Welcome to first timers Jo Saunders, Emma Stevenson and Julian Bloom. Congratulations to Jo for being the first back on the night and to Darren Hayes for being first male. Very well done to the 14 runners who managed new PB's, we also had 3 runners with SB's and 1 with an RB, great stuff! Thank you to all of the volunteers - another great job by all and much appreciated by everyone!

Wednesday evening was the return of the Black Rocks fell race, a terrific race with a long hard slog up to Black Rocks from the canal and a fast downhill return over some technical terrain. We had a 9 strong team out on the night. Well done to Cathy Ayton, Richard Iliffe, Jessica Denman, Chris O'Donnell, Brendon Moore, simon white, Simon Kirk, Sonia & Ed Buda. Many thanks also to Mellissa, Duncan & Jonathan Pitts for the support!

The Tara Kinder 10K was held on Friday night, 3 laps around the grounds of Elvaston Castle. Always a warm one which makes for a tough run on a fast course. We had 7 runners out at that one, Simon Ward, John Queenan, Corrina Loosemore,Natalie Braisby, Kerry Queenan, Malcolm Atherton & Rowan Chamberlain. Well done Simon and John who smashed in a new PB's and Corrina who finished 2nd in category!

Saturday was a busy one! In the morning We had 4 runners out at local Parkruns, Corrina Loosemore and Ed Buda ran at Long Eaton, Ian Hunter ran at Forrest Rec coming 1st in category & 2nd overall while Paul Whittleton ran at Beeston also coming 1st in category 3rd overall.
In the afternoon there was the Crich Monument race, a great event with plenty of ups and downs...the run up to the monument is a real grueller and is a good test for anyone! We fielded an impressive team of 15 runners this year...Well done everyone, great effort & well done to Cathy who managed to come 1st in category...Brilliant!
Also on Saturday there were 2 ultra marathons to report on. 2 of our runners, Andrew Bird and Dan Follon took on the 12 Labours of Hercules Ultra Marathon. In this event runners are given 24 hours to complete '12 labours' over a 78 mile course! Wow...
...and 3 runners, Nicole Atkinson, Ian Cooper & Caz Roach took part in the Race to the Stone Ultra Marathon. A 100k run along the oldest footpath in Britain from Oxfordshire to Salisbury Plain finishing at Europe's largest Neolithic stone circle in Avebury! Wow again!

On Sunday, still with the run up to Crich Monument the day before in their legs Richard Iliffe and Cathy Ayton ran in the 'Brooksies Bash', a 10 mile trail race through the South Derbyshire Countryside. They started and fished together crossing the line 40th & 41st respectively in 1:27:04 great effort both of you!

Great running everyone, sorry if I missed was a busy week!

12th July 2016 - Weekend Review

Saturday turned out to be a rather soggy day especially in the morning which saw only the very hardiest of runners making it out to the local parkruns...
Emma Bennett & Ian Cooper ran at Markeaton, Corrina Loosemore ran at long eaton and finished 1st lady! Andy Murray made it out to Forrest Rec while Anika Power was on Parkrun tour in St Anne's.
Well done everyone, great effort to make it out while the weather was that bad!

Saturday was also the day of the annual River Relays in Belper, fortunately the weather had cleared by the time the race started and was able to go ahead, albeit on very soggy ground! We had 7 teams of 4 out at this event, each taking their turn to run a 3 mile leg...some of them twice!
Well done to everyone who ran, especially those running extra legs! And big thanx to Cathy for taking some fantastic photographs!!

Earlier in the week we had the penultimate BDL race at Carsington Water. We had a brilliant turnout of 50 runners taking on this tough 5 mile (ish) undulating course.
Some fantastic performances saw the women finishing 2nd on the night who continue to hold 2nd position overall with just one race to go. The Men's team finished 4th on the night and move in to 5th position overall while the combined team were also 4th on the night and 5th overall...Great running everyone!!

5th July 2016 - Weekend news

After a hectic couple of weeks in the race calendar it seems we were all in need of a rest last week. A couple of races to report on though.

The latest race in the Run Derby Series, the Colin Potter 10K was held on Friday Evening at Darley Park. We had 2 runners taking part. Natalie Braisby finished 144th in 48:10 & Lucy Morris finished 302nd in 57:39
Well done both.

On Saturday morning we had 6 IRC runners venturing out at two of our local parkruns. Corrina Loosemore, Richard Hobson, Emma Bennett, James Turton, and Annette Cluely ran at Long Eaton and Ian Hunter was back in action at Forest Rec.
Congratulations to both Ian and Emma both 1st in Category and to Corrina coming 3rd in category!

No race action on Sunday last week, instead a group of us arranged to get together to recce the course for the Crich Monument race which is held later this month. Everyone is now fully prepared for that last climb!

Earlier in the week on Thursday night, Paul
Whittleton ran another of his off road sessions around Stanley Village. It went down really well (didn't get lost this time) with plenty on offer inc fields, stiles, cow pats, MUD, Piggy backs and finished off in the best way with a cold pint!

Next up is the BDL at Carsington Water on Tuesday Evening, let's hope for another massive turnout...good luck everyone!

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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.