Ilkeston Running Club


All training starts at 7pm from the Rutland Sports Park Ilkeston

We train on Tuesdays, Thursdays and meet informally at the weekend. All sessions, apart from the weekendruns start a 7pm prompt from the reception area of the Rutland Sports Park, Ilkeston near the bowling alley and fire station..

February Schedule.
27/02/2020 Track night, meet at Rutland at 7pm for a session with Ian Hunter. £2
16/02/2020 Holmebrook BDL XC race

Track night, meet at Rutland at 7pm for a session with Ian Hunter. £2

06/02/2020 Emma Bennett to take us on a speed session

Handicap with Natalie, meet at 6:45 at Tesco for a jog to the start, or meet at Newton’s Lane for a 7pm sharp start.

option of 2 or 3 laps (5km or 7.5km). 

January Schedule.
28/01/2020 Richard Bower to lead a group run, meeting point to be arranged
23/01/2020 Track session with Ian. Meet at 7pm at Rutland. £2

Richard Iliffe and Clover Attewell will lead a lamppost run round Awsworth. suits all abilities. Meet at Rutland at 7pm

19/01/2020 Bramcote BDL XC race

Mark Outram shows us hills are our friends tonight!

meet at 7pm at Ilkeston hospital or 7:20 at Shipley cricket club. 


Natalie Wilson will host our monthly handicap. Meeting at the bottom of the big Tesco carpark at 6:45 ready for a warm up run to the start on Newton's Lane. Natalie will start the watch at 7pm sharp. Option of 2 loops (5km) or 3 loops (7.5km). 


Track session with Ian. Meet at 7pm at Rutland. £2. We will do some longer efforts suitable for people doing cross country, marathon training and those preparing for spring road races. 5x1km & 200's


Our usual monthly handicap is moved back a week this month. 
this is due to IRC starting a couch to 5km group, starting at 7pm from Pewit golf club car park near Rutland Sports Park, all help appricated with this so why not come along and show them how to #DIGIN  


Happy new year! First session of this year will be meeting at Rutland for 7pm and will be west Hallam and Mapperley loop. 2 paced groups. 

December Schedule.

Richard Iliffe leads a recce of the Bramcote hills BDL course. 
10am start at bramcote hills 

Ilkeston Road


Boxing day

No formal training tonight

Feel free to arrange any social runs through the FB page. 


Christmas Eve

No formal training tonight

Feel free to arrange any social runs over the Christmas period through the FB page. 


Steve Capewell leads tonight's session

Meet at Tesco car park for a 7pm start and warm up to the top of Newton's lane for a hill/speed session

A session suitable for all abilities with different options of distance available

head torches essential 


Richard Bower leads tonight's hill session, intriguingly titled Ever decreasing circles! 
A session suitable for all 

meet at Rutland sports reception ready for a 7pm set off... Christmas attire please!!!!! 🎄


Track with Ian Hunter - A festive track special with a 1 mile time trial, some relays and fun stuff including maybe some prizes for doing some running. Don't forget your £2.


Winter Handicap with Natalie W. Choose 2 laps or 3! Meet at Tesco for 6:50 or the start line on Newton’s Lane for a 7pm start.


Cathy Ayton leads tonight's training session, meet at hospital for 7 for hilly loops session of Shipley view


Usually a handicap today, but this has had to be postponed.

Instead we will be having a social run, after our lovely XC BDL on Sunday, from Colliers Wood to Nuthall Christmas Lights and back again. Approx 5.5miles.  
We ask you bring a donation towards the charities this family have chosen to raise much needed funds for. This year that is 'When you wish upon a star' and 'Nottingham hospitals Charity'. 
meet at 6:55 at the car park at Colliers Wood (car sharing recommended) - NG16 3QU)

road shoes fine, headtorch essential. 


BDL Ilkeston Manor Floods

We host a winter route, race starts at 11am. Everyone to arrive early to help set up please. 

November Schedule.
28/11/2019 Track night, Rutland, 7pm, £2.

Mariah and John H lead an out and back along Heanor Road. Meet at Rutland at 7 for a warm up jog to the start at Aldi. 


Meet at Rutland to run at 7pm. 
A choice of routes and paces to suit all. 


Kings and Queens.
An inclusive session suitable for all abilities.

Meet at Rutland for 7 or at the start (corner of Birdcroft lane/Little Hallam Lane) just after 7pm. 

16/11/2019 Ilkeston XC BDL recce. 10am from Pewit golf club car park.


Track night, Rutland, £2.
Presentations begin at 6:45. 
Track session begins at 7pm. 

We'll be presenting the cheque from the proceeds of this years D or Q race to Cancer Research UK so please wear club colours.

We're also going to find out who gets selected from our club ballot to run in 2020's London marathon! 


John and Jo lead a social (just under) 10K. Approx 5.7 miles leaving from Ilkeston hospital at 7pm. Torch essential. 
Cathy can also lead a steady group if wanted, same time and place but a shorter version - just under 4 miles. 

10/11/2019 XC BDL race at Chaddesden Park, 11 am start. Come and get your white vest muddy!

Mark L leads a social run in between our handicap race and the weekends BDL race. 7pm start from Rutland. 

05/11/2019 Winter Handicap with Natalie W. Choose 2 laps or 3! Meet at Tesco for 6:50 or the start line on Newton’s Lane for a 7pm start.
October Schedule.

A spooky social 10K leaving from Rutland at 7pm. Fancy dress encouraged, torch essential. We’ll be making a stop roughly halfway way for a frighteningly fun photo. 🕷


John Reynolds takes the reins tonight for another all abilities hill session on American Adventure car park. Meet at 7pm at Ilkeston hospital for a jog down to the start. Head torch essential. 

24/10/2019 Track night, meet at Rutland with £2 for more track training

***Please note, change of plan!***
Last minute change of plan means John H and Jo S lead a social 10K through Shipley. 
Meet at Ilkeston Hospital to leave at 7pm. 
Torch essential! 


Clover Attewell and Jo Foster will be hosting the good old favourite of Kings and Queens tonight. Meet at Birdcroft Lane/Little Hallam Lane (DE7 4AD) at 7pm.


Richard Bower leads us on a social 10km starting at Straws Bridge carpark at 7pm

head torch essential and road shoes fine. 


The first of our BDL cross country league races :-) 

Starting at 11am prompt at Shipley Park, near the visitors centre, DE75 7DJ (the field with the wind turbine).  This is a near 5mile route round Shipley Park, which is run 1 of our winter XC league races. Spikes highly recommended but good trail shoes satisfactory too. 
Also remember to car share where possible.


Coach Ian has another track night planned. Meet at Rutland reception at 7pm. Don’t forget your £2. Bearing the Sundays BDL in mind this will be a session which won't ruin you (too much). We will do some extended threshold work followed by some short but sharp intervals.


Alan Bower leads for a 4.5 mile route - Mostly off road, head torches a must. Meet at Rutland sports reception at 7pm.


Steve Capewell leads again tonight. Meeting at Ilkeston Hospital carpark at 7pm, where we will head down to the cricket club for a hill session

head torch essential 


WINTER HANDICAP IS BACK. Meet at the bottom of Tesco car park on Rutland Street, Ilkeston at 6:50 at for a warm up jog to the start on Newton’s Lane, Awsworth. Clock will start at 7pm. 

September Schedule.

Coach Ian hunter leads a track session

 Meet at Rutland for a 7pm start


Cathy Ayton leads a recce of the 1st XC BDL race of the season around Shipley park 

Meet at Shipley visitor centre car park for 7pm


Steven Capewell leads tonights speed session 

Meet at Ilkeston hospital for a 7pm start and warm up down to long lane 

a session suitable for abilities 


John Reynolds leads a pyramid hill session at the old American adventure car park, this session is open to all abilities and will be good training ready for the upcoming XC season 

Meet at Ilkeston hopspital for a 7pm start and jog down (welcome to meet at the American adventure for 7.10) 



back on the track for a session with coach Ian Hunter, meet at the Rutland for a 7pm start


Richard Bower leads A scenic approximately 6mile route to mapperly and back, meeting at the Rutland for a 7pm start 


A run out to Sainsbury’s at Kimberley and back 




The last summer handicap of the season before returning to Awsworth next month for the winter route 

meet at club for 7 for a steady warm up to the start line 

August Schedule.

Richard Bower leads a run out to MFN via Shipley, coming back along the canal. Distance around 10K, leaving from Rutland at 7pm. 


Richard Iliffe leads. Meet at Rutland at 7pm. 


Coach Ian Hunter leads a session, meet at BRAMCOTE RUNNING TRACK for 7pm. Park at Moor Lane Bramcote.


Hills with Richard Iliffe and Laura Hickey. Bramcote Hills Park at 7pm. Meet in the car park, NG9 3JT. 


Away run with Dave Litchfield around The Chevin in Belper. Meet at The coppice carpark, market place Belper DE56 1FZ. Pint in the Angel's micro pub afterwards. 

13/08/2019 Summer Handicap Race. Go for that 5K PB! Meet at Rutland at 7pm to jog to the start line on the Nutbrook Trail.

Coach Ian Hunter leads a session, meet at Tesco for 7pm or Newtons Lane for approx 7.10 - we will do a mixed hill session involving short reps, longer reps and even longer reps, all with nice rests inbetween. All reps run to time so no one will be left behind!.


Shipley BDL race. Starts from Shipley cricket club, The Field at 7:30pm. Remember your white and red vest and good luck! 


Recce of next weeks BDL route, meet at Ilkeston hospital for 7pm start. 

July Schedule.

Handicap manager Natalie Wilson will take us on an out and back with a twist in the middle... HIIT training!!

Meet at Rutland for 7pm.

25/07/2019 Coach Ian Hunter has another track session. 7pm at Rutland Sports Park . Don’t forget your £2

Double or Quit recce. Meet at Shipley visitors centre at 7pm. 


Richard Hobson has an interval session planned, including a 3km time trial. Meet at Rutland at 7pm.


Richard Bower takes the reins for his airport run - a social 10km starting at the Black Horse pub in Mapperley Village, hopefully time for alittle drink after too. Please car share where possible and park considerately in the pub and village. 


Coach Ian Hunter has another track session in store for us. 7pm at Rutland Sports Park. Don’t forget your £2 

09/07/2019 Summer handicap race. Meet at Rutland at 7pm for a jog to the start line on Nutbrook trail.

Away run with Paul Robinson and Rich Iliffe, location in lovely South derbyshire. Approx 6miles of scenic trails and a possible pub stop option if time permits!! Meeting at the starting point at 6:55 to be ready for 7pm start, arrange car shares where possible. 

Starting postcode to be emailed out to members with an alternative option for people unable to travel but this run is definitely worth a travel.


Carsington BDL. c.5 miles out and back at Carsington Water - Big Lane, Ashbourne, DE6 3JL. 7.30 start at Millfields car park. Please car share if possible, meeting at Rutland for a 6.15 departure, and don’t forget your vest!

EDIT-we have been made aware the course has had a slight change and is now 4.25miles.

June Schedule.
27/06/2019 Coach Ian Hunter has another track session. 7pm at Rutland Sports Park . Don’t forget your £2

Paul Whittleton leads us on a 5mile social loop of Stanley. Meeting at 7pm at the White Hart Inn, Derby Road, STANLEY VILLAGE, DE7 6EX. 


Away run with Laura Hickey at Bramcote, meeting at 7pm at Bramcote Hills car park- Ilkeston Road, Bramcote, NG9 3JT. Please car share where possible.


Alan Bower leads us on an approx 5mile recce of a potential new XC route around Shipley. Starting at Rutland at 7pm.


Thursday - Track session with Coach Amy Bradley - A session for those aiming for a 5k/parkrun PB


This session will now take place at Long Eaton Parkrun on 22/6/19 due to the weather and commitments to Hairy Helmets. Amy will still be at track tonight around 18:15 if anybody still wants to do their own session there and Amy is happy to lead a warm up and cool down if you’re there at the same time. 

11/06/2019 Summer handicap race. Meet at Rutland at 7pm for a jog to the start line on Nutbrook trail.
06/06/2019 To rest our legs after BDL Richard Iliffe will take us on a social trail loop round Shipley Park. Meet at Ilkeston Hospital at 7pm.

Tuesday - BDL Denby 7:30pm start.  park at Denby Pottery DE5 8NX

May Schedule.

Richard Iliffe leads a hill session. Meeting at 7pm at Shipley Cricket Club, The Field, DE75 7JH.


Cathy Ayton leads a recce of the Denby BDL route. Meet at Denby pottery visitor centre car park for 7pm.


Thursday - Track session with coach Ian. Rutland Sports Park 7pm start. £2. 1 mile time trial, we will repeat this in July and September so you can see if you have improved.


Richard Bower leads a 10k route to Dale abbey back via Kirk Hallam. Meet at club for a 7pm start.

16/05/2019 Clover Atewell leads a social 6 mile route, meet at Ilkeston hospital for a 7pm start.
14/05/2019 Summer handicap race. Meet at Rutland at 7pm for a jog to the start line on Nutbrook trail.
09/05/2019 Track session. Rutland 7pm start. £2
07/05/2019 Ilkeston BDL race
02/05/2019 Jo Saunders leads a speed session on the nutbrook trail, meet at club for 7pm.
April Schedule.

Tuesday Bluebell run, meet at Tesco Ilkeston to set off for 7pm approx 6 miles of mixed terrain, friendly social pace. Open invite to all, ran in Memory of Simon Davis.


Ian Hunter leads track session 7PM start

due to impending marathons a recce of Tuesday bluebell route is being held tonight. Rutland at 6:55 or Tesco carpark at 7pm. 


Kate Mackenzie leads us on a session to calculate your optimum training threshold by heart rate. Meet at Rutland, 7pm. 


Away run at Beeston Wier. Social 5K to earn bling for Maggie’s, £5 donation. 6:30 start.

Alternative 7pm Bath Street hill session lead by Jo Saunders. Meet at Rutland Sports Club


Cathy Ayton leads us on a recce of the Ilkeston BDL route. Meet at Rutland at 7pm. 


Ian Hunter leads a track session. 7pm at Rutland, £2.

09/04/2019 BDL race time - the first of the summer league, hooray! This one is at Teversal, Carnarvon Street, Sutton in Ashfield, NG17 3HJ. 7.15pm start, meet at Rutland at 6pm to car share

Clover Attewell and John Hill lead an out and back through Shipley Park. Approximately 6 miles. Turn back when you reach Thorpes Road or simply after 25 minutes. Meet at Ilkeston hospital, 7pm. 

02/04/2019 1st summer handicap of the year with Kate Mackenzie and Natalie Wilson. Meet at Rutland at 7 or the start line for 7:10.
March Schedule.
28/03/2019 Rich Bower leads. Details TBC

Rachel Newton and Ian Stevenson lead. 7pm from Rutland


Away run in Crich lead by Dave Feely. Route TBC but meet at Rutland for car share 6:20 or Crich at 6:50 ready to start at 7pm. Meet  market place, Crich, DE4 5DD. Bring a headtorch and it’s been advised to not wear your finest road shoes!


Emma Bennett will take us on a hill session in Shipley Park, meet at Ilkeston Hospital 7pm for a warm up run. Head torch essential 

14/03/2019 Ian Hunter leads a track session. Meet at Rutland 7pm, don’t forget your £2.

Dave Feely takes us on a recce of the summer handicap route ready for April. Meet at Rutland for 7pm. Bring your torch and be prepared for mud. 


Clover Attewell and John Hill lead around Shipley Park with 3 different ‘out and back’ groups planned along the same route. Either 6miles, 6.5miles or 7.6mile route depending on pace. Head torch essential. Meet at Rutland sports park at 7pm 


March sees the last of this seasons Winter handicap. Meet at 6:50 in Tesco car park or at the start on Newton’s Lane.

February Schedule.

Thursday hills are your friends lead by Jo and Cathy

meet at ilkeston Hospital for a return of the long hills American adventure.

tempo run followed by long reps followed by tempo run, head torches a must.


Clover Attewell and John Hill lead around Shipley Park. Meet at Ilkeston hospital at 7pm for a hilly route round familiar paths. Head torch essential


Hill training session led by Richard Bower. Meet at Rutland for 19:00. 4 hills in tonights session. Heanor Road, Church Street, Charlotte street and Bath Street with plenty of recovery in between.


Tuesday- Welcome night to Ilkeston Running club For the Ilkeston Joggers 5 mile starting at the Rutland sports hall 7pm

We hope to see as many members there as possible. 


Thursday - England Athletics Session No.3 - Back on the track at Rutland


Tonight sees the welcome return of Kings and Queens. Meet at Rutland for 19:00 or on the corner of Nursery Hollow for 19:10. Richard Bower leads us through this popular hill session. What does'nt kill you etc etc 


BDL Holmebrook Valley Park Chesterfield 11am start. S41 8XF 

Meet at Rutland for lifts to the race, leaving promptly @ 9:30am.

Club vest a must 

07/02/2019 Ilkeston Running Club AGM. Meet at Spanish Bar in Ilkeston for 19:00. Your chance to help shape the future of our club.
05/02/2019 February Winter handicap. Meets at 19:00 Tesco car park or at the start on Newton’s Lane. Dave Feely leads.
January Schedule.
31/01/2019 Hill session with Laura. Meet at Rutland at 7pm. Jog to Victoria park. 8 minutes of effort followed by a 2 minute break. Repeat!
29/01/2019 Meet at Ilkeston Hospital at 7pm for a run lead by Clover and John. c 5.5 miles with 3 different pace groups. Going down Bell Lane to Mapperley res and back up Shipley Hill to the hospital. Expect a few hills and old road or trail shoes and a head torch are needed

Hill Session with Coach Ian Hunter - Meet at Tesco's at 7 o'clock to run to Newtons Lane/Handicap start area.


Ken's run with Carrie and Darren. Meet at Festival Inn Trowell Ilkeston road NG9 3PX

c.6.5 with different pace groups. Option to cut to just under 5 for those not wanting to do the full distance.