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Date Event
August Schedule.
30/08/2016 Tuesday - Heanor Road out and back (Leader Phil Michou)
27/08/2016 Saturday - Double or Quit Race
25/08/2016 Thursday - Track Session (Leader Caroline)
23/08/2016 Tuesday - Double or Quit route Recce-(Leaders Simon Davis or Paul Robinson)

Current news

8th August 2016 - Weekend news

Quite a lot of races last week to report on...I hope I found them all! Several fell races, a couple of 10K's, parkruns, our own handicap run, a few PB's and an Ultra marathon....

Tuesday evening was the clubs monthly Summer Handicap run with 21 runners and an amazing 10 volunteers out to helping the run go smoothly! Well done to first timers James Close and Tom Bamford we hope you enjoyed it! Congratulations to Debbie Woodhouse for being the first back and to Darren Hayes for being first male back.
Very well done to the eight members that got PBs and & a big thank you to all of the volunteers - another great job by all and very much appreciated!
Also on Tuesday 7 IRC runners ran in the Parwich Panoramic Five, a very scenic 5 mile fell race following the skyline around Parwich and Alsop-en-la-dale. Well done Colin, Brendan, Simon Ward, Simon Kirk, Richard Iliffe, Ed Buda & Julie Buda.

On Wednesday Colin Ward & Chris O'Donnel ran in the Cracken edge fell race. A tough 7 miler with 1450ft of ascent. Colin finished 22nd in 50:32 with Chris coming in 136th place in 1:07:57

On Friday evening 4 runners made the trip to the Castle Rock 10k at Nottingham University. Well done Keith Hudson, Natalie Braisby, Richard Hobson & Phil Michou, great running on a tough course! Some great PB's too! Also on Friday Brendan Moore, Simon White, Cathy Ayton & Jessica Denman headed in to the hills to run in the Salt Cellar Fell Race, this was a 7 mile race with 486m of ascent. Starting from Derwent reservoir the route ascends up on to Derwent Edge before descending back down from Salt Cellar Boulder. Well done everyone.

On Saturday Simon white decided the 7 mile fell race the day before was just a mere warm up run. Just a few hours later he was back running again, this time in the Long Tour of Bradwell Ultra Marathon! 34 miles and 6870ft of everything the Peak District has to offer; limestone dry valleys, exposed Kinder Moorland, Hope Valley ridge running, gritstone edges and undulating woodland. He ran a terrific race finishing in 40th position in 8:21:04. Great running Simon!
We had 11 runners at the local parkruns this weekend. David Feely & Lucy Morris ran at markeaton, Andy Murray ran at Forest Rec, Joshua Hazeldine, Corrina Loosemore, David Millington, Ian Cooper, Emma Bennett, Linda Castle, Annette Cluley & Richard Hobson all ran at Long Eaton. Well done to Corrina who finished 1st lady, Joshua 1st in category and Emma also 1st in category with a new PB!

Ian Hunter went international in the Huckleberry 10k in Oregan USA. Despite being on holiday he ran a hard race to finish in 1st place in 41:12 earning another race victory! Brilliant Ian well done!

On Sunday Dave Crilley & Cathy Ayton ran in the Dovedale dipper, a 26 or 15 mile circular run through the Derbyshire Peak District National Park. Dave ran in the 26 mile option finishing in 25th position in a great time of 5:24:00 with Cathy running in the 15 miler coming home in 28th position in 3:45:00
Great running both of you! Also on Sunday Chris O'Donnel was back in the Peak District running in the James Thorn Fell Race, a 5 mile race with 1611ft of ascent.

Well done everyone another busy week of racing!

1st August 2016 - Weekend news

Parkruns, a 10 mile road race, a 10k and a midweek 4 miler in Breaston...and several PB's!

13 runners were out in Parkrun action again this Saturday morning...
Sam Bacon ran at Markeaton Parkrun.
Joshua Hazeldine, Simon Kirk, Natalie Braisby, Richard Hobson, Andrew Hutchinson, Alan Bower, Emma Bennett, Ian Cooper, Tara Oxley, Annette Cluley & Mark Lambert all ran at Long Eaton and Lucy Morris went on Parkrun tour at Fell Foot Parkrun in Newby Bridge.
Well done to Simon Kirk, Natalie & Richard who all ran new PB's, with Natalie also finishing 1st in category!
Also on Saturday, Neil Cort ran the Heckington Show 10 Mile road race finishing in 47th position in a great time of 69:57. Great running Neil well done.

On Sunday we had Paul Whittleton running in the Great Grimsby 10k. A strong run saw him come home in 35th place in 37:34 which was good enough for another PB!
Awesome running Paul well done!

Earlier in the week on Wednesday evening, 12 members of team IRC made it along to Breaston for this years 'The Run', a great little four mile event run mostly on road, with a very handily positioned finish line right outside the Navigation Inn pub...
There were strong runs and great individual performances on the night and a great team spirit at the end as always, great running everyone!

Well done team IRC

28th July 2016 - Weekly review

Race review:
A much quieter week of racing for us last week, a midweek 10k, parkruns, and a brutal 18 mile fell race!

On Thursday evening we had 3 runners in action at the Hardwick Hall 10k. A tough but scenic undulating out and back course with a really good climb and descent! Keith Hudson finished in 21st position in 42:00, Chirs O'Donnell 54th in 47:25 & Natalie Braisby 66th in 48:15
Well done everyone, a tough run for a Thursday evening!

On Saturday 8 IRC runners took part in our local Parkruns. Natalie Braisby, Richard Hobson, Emma Bennett & Lucy Morris ran at Markeaton. A great run by Natalie saw her finish 3rd lady overall & 2nd in category with Emma Bennet also coming home 2nd in category. Corrina Loosemore, Deborah Woodhouse & Annette Cluley ran at Long Eaton. Well done Corrina coming 2nd lady & 1st in category while Ian hunter was back at Forest Rec coming 2nd in category...Great parkrunning everyone!
Also on Saturday Paul Whittleton ran in the Alfreton park 5k race, he ran a great time of 19:31 which was good enough to win the race! Great running Paul well done!

On Sunday Simon White & Cathy Ayton ran in the Holme Moss Fell Race. This is an extremely tough race run over 18 miles taking in parts of the pennine way. With more than 3700ft of elevation, steep climbs and descents this race is extremely challenging!! Simon finished in 41st position in 3:22:42 and Cathy finished in 130th in 4:24:20.
Fantastic running both of you!

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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.