Ilkeston Running Club

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Current Training Schedule

Date Event
December Schedule.

Tuesday Christmas Pub Run


Thursday- The hills are alive with the sound of Xmas Cathy Ayton

13/12/2016 Tuesday Winter Handicap - Meet at Tesco Car Park 7pm

Thursday- Bottom/Top canel-Simon Davis


Tuesday-The no technoglogy challange-Ian Hunter

Current news

24th November 2016 - Weekend Review

Parkruns, the Maravan Relay, Heanor Pudding run and the Clowne 1/2 Marathon...

On Saturday morning we had 8 runners out at 3 Parkruns. Corrina Loosemore ran at Beeston, Colin Foster ran at Rother Valley while John Rice, Ian Cooper, Sonia Hutchby, Joanne Saunders, Annette Cluley & Sue Bates all ran a Long Eaton.
Well done Corrina who finished 1st in category, Ian came 2nd in category & Sonia was 3rd in category!

Also on Saturday we had 4 IRC runners, Paul Whittleton, Cathy Ayton, Simon Kirk & Dave Feely all competing as a relay team in the Maravan 4 birth relay race in Cleethorpes. Each took it in turns to run a total of 7 laps between them to complete the marathon in a great time of 2:53:09 which put them in 1st position in the mixed teams category and 2nd overall.
Very well done guys!!

There were 2 races on Sunday morning, the Pudding run 10K where we fielded 14 runners and the Clowne 1/2 Marathon where we had a team of 6. From the blue skies and sunshine on Saturday the weather took a huge turn for the worse as storm Angus did its very best to disrupt proceedings delivering rain, gales and very cold temperatures. But that didn't seem to deter anyone! There were some great performances despite the conditions!

Brenda Moore, Andrew Bird, Dave Millington, Malc Atherton, Ian Cooper & Andy Murray each braved the conditions to run in the Clowne 1/2 marathon, a tough undulating course at the best of times while Keith Hudson, Sam Bacon, John Queenan, Richard Hobson, Yulia Ravenhill, Rowan Chamberlain, Steve Sharpe, James Turton, Linda Castle, Alicja Langley, Lucy Morris, Carrie Chan, Paul Ewart & Aimee Hobson all ran in the Heanor Pud Run.

Earlier in the week on Wednesday we had a great turn out to the Midweek races in Derby,
14 runners in all competing in the 1 mile & 5K races. Well done to Brendan Moore, Simon Kirk, Richard Hobson, Dave Millington & Rowan Chamberlain each achieving new PB's in the 5k event!

Well done everyone, great running and an amazing team spirit from everyone as always!

17th November 2016 - Weekend Review

Parkruns, the Seagrave Wolds Challenge and the XC BDL

We had 9 runners braving the rain at 5 different Parkruns on Saturday Morning. Well done Paul Whittleton finishing 2nd overall at Woodhouse Moor, Dave Millington & Lucy Morris were running at Markeaton Park while Simon Kirk, Annette Cluley & Sue bates ran at Long Eaton. Well done Simon & Sue both coming 3rd in category with a PB for Simon!
Andy Murray & Richard Hobson ran at Forest Rec with Phil Michou running on his own at Sherwood Pines and finishing 1st in category, well done!
Carrie Chan ran in the Seagrave Wolds Challenge. A 16 mile route of mixed surfaces, taking in the Soar Valley, Mountsorrel and the Swithland Reservoir finishing in position 303 in 3:18:19.
Well done Carrie!

On Sunday we had the 2nd XC race in the BDL at Chaddesden Park where we had another fantastic turnout, 55 runners in all. The Ladies did a great job coming 2nd on the day and remain in 3rd position overall, the men's team came 4th on the day and are 4th overall and combined we currently lie in 3rd! Very well done everyone!

After the race on there were the presentations for last seasons Summer league. The ladies team picked up the trophy for 2nd place, their first ever league trophy for the club. Huge congratulations ladies!! 🏆
There were also some individual trophies...
Colin Ward picked up the trophy for 1st place in the VM40 category & Corrina Loosemore picked up the trophy for 2nd place in the VL40 category excellent work both of you!

Next up on the BDL calendar is the Bakewell meet on the 4th December at 11 am. Looking forward to another big turnout...can we beat 55?

9th November 2016 - Weekend news

Parkruns, 2 10K races, 2 10 milers and the Dovedale Dash!

On Saturday morning we had 7 runners taking part in 5 different Parkruns. Lucy Morris ran at Rosliston, Dave Millington & Richard Hobson ran at Markeaton, Colin Foster ran at Brierley Forest, Andy Murray ran at Forest Rec while Carrie Chan & Annette Cluley ran at Beeston.
Well done everyone.

On Sunday we were represented in several events...

Keith Hudson & Richard Hobson took a trip down to Birmingham to run in the 'Lets move it' 10k in Cannon Hill Park. Both managed to smash their PB's with Keith finishing in 13th position overall in 39:25 & Richard finishing in 34th in 43:01.
Well done both!

Ian Hunter ran in the Leeds Abbey Dash 10k finishing in 395th position in 37:50

Richard Iliffe ran in the Rockingham 10, a 10 mile race around Rockingham Motor Speedway. Richard also managed a PB finishing in 51st position in 1:11:44
Well done Richard!

The Derby 10 mile race was also on Sunday where we had several of runners taking part.
Well done Simon Ward, Neil Cort, Dave Millington, Yulia Ravenhill, Phil Michou, James Close, Rowan Chamberlain, Carrie Chan & Sue Bates.

And finally, the infamous Dovedale Dash returned once again over the weekend, a challenging 4.5 mile XC race. The race begins with a steep downhill sprint down past Thorpe cloud before crossing the icy river Dove, then on to several undulating boggy fields in the Dove & Manifold valleys before a LONG STEEP run back up to the finish!
Well done Cathy Ayton, Melissa Denman, Jonathan Rice, Colin Foster, Annette Cluley, Jean Davies & Sandra Oats for taking on this course!

Well done everyone!

See you all at the BDL on Sunday at Chaddesden Park!

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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.