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Current Training Schedule

Date Event
October Schedule.
06/10/2016 Thursday - Track session - Rowan
04/10/2016 Tuesday - Vitoria Park session - Emma Bennett
02/10/2016 Sunday - First winter BDL race - Shipley park!
September Schedule.

Thursday - Track Session - Caroline


Tuesday - Winter Handicap - Trial Run. Meet at Tesco car park at 7pm


Thursday - Track Session - Neil

Current news

7th September 2016 - Weekend Review

There were plenty of IRC runners out in action again at various Parkruns on Saturday.
Paul Whittleton ran at Cleethorpes Parkrun. A great effort saw him come home in first place while also setting a new sub 18 PB!
Well Done Paul great stuff!
Dave Millington and Andy Murray kept it local running in the Markeaton & Forest Rec Parkruns while Joshua Hazeldine went on tour at Fell Foot Parkrun up in the lakes.
It was a busy one again at the Long Eaton Parkrun with Jon Rice, Alan Bower, Ian Cooper, Ed Buda, Richard Hobson, Annette Cluley, Emma Bennet, Julie Buda & Sue Bates all running.
Well done Alan coming 2nd in category!

The Wilne 10k was back with us on Sunday morning where we had 10 runners taking part. Conditions were perfect which made for some great running on this flat fast course. Well done Keith Hudson, Natalie Braisby, Richard Hobson, Phil Michou & Emma Bennett for smashing your PB's!

Also on Sunday Neil Cort made the long trip down to run in the Chippenham Half Marathon. Another great run saw him come home in 120th position in a time of 1:32:46. Great running Neil well done!
John and Kerry Queenan were also in action on Sunday both running in the John Fraser 10 mile race in Leicestershire. John finished in 106th position in 68:59 with Kerry finishing up in 341st in 81:39. Well done both of you!

Great running everyone keep up the good work!

24th August 2016 - Weekend Review

A bit quieter on races last week, just a few to report on, a 5 miler on road, an undulating 10k, a few parkruns and a 30k trail run.

There were 6 runners out at parkruns this weekend. Phil Michou, Emma Bennett & Sue Bates ran at Long Eaton, Lucy Morris ran at Rushcliffe and Corrina Loosemore & Alan Bower ran at Beeston. Well done Phil for a new PB!

Richard Hobson ran in the Bassingham Bash, a 5 mile road race finishing 64th in 35:42 which was a new PB! Well done Richard great effort!

On Sunday 6 IRC runners ran in the Rugby Rover 30k. A challenging 30km Multi-Terrain Run starting in the Heart of Belper in the Derwent Valley and taking in some breathtaking climbs, stunning views, Ancient Woodlands and challenging descents. Well done Paul Whittleton, Cathy Ayton, Emma Bennett, Ian Cooper, Caz Roach & Yulia Ravenhill. Congratulations to the ladies team who came ran a terrific race and came home in 1st place...Brilliant, well done!

Keith Hudson was also in action on Sunday running in the Mansfield 10k finishing in 30th position in 42:39. Certainly not a flat course this one so that was a great time well done!

Great running team IRC!

This weekend we have our very own Double or Quit race to look forward to at Shipley Park. We have managed to completely sell out the race which is absolutely fantastic!
Thanks to everyone marshalling and helping out with the event...It's going to be a great day!
See you all there!

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!

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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.