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Islwyn Running club


About Us
Islwyn Running club is a friendly club formed in 1983 based in Caerphilly County Borough whose whose H.Q. is Pontllanfraith L.C. The club meets every Tues + Thurs at 6.15. All abilities welcome. For more info contact Mike Heare on 01495 245430 or email:
25th Anniversary Dinner Ynysddu Hotel 2008


In 1981 The Western Mail announced that it was organising a Cardiff Marathon.
In Islwyn a number of individuals began to training for the event. Most of who had never before considered running let alone tackle a marathon.
A meeting was held at Pontllanfraith Leisure Centre for the runners, who rose to the challenge of completing a marathon. This meeting was chaired by Malcolm Parker.  He suggested we meet and train together, one evening a week. The meeting supported this idea and decided to meet on Tuesday evenings at 6.30pm.
Sometime after the September marathon another meeting was called by Malcolm Parker and this led to the birth of Islwyn Running Club.
Malcolm is still running with the club today and continues to take an active role in all aspects of the clubs activities.

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Friday June 23rd, 2017

I've seen some lazy parking through Blackwood but this is on another level. Nothing to do with the ambulance behind it, it took a passing police car with 2 officers speaking to the person in the passenger seat to get the driver out of Peter Alan and move it. These people should be booked 😠😠😠 ... See MoreSee Less

Friday June 23rd, 2017

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Thursday June 22nd, 2017

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Tuesday June 20th, 2017

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Thursday June 15th, 2017

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Officers stopped the driver and he was arrested when he failed a breath test BUT WAIT FOR IT……. He was just 17 years old and only passed his driving test a few months before! He even had a can of lager with him! #unbelievable #yourenicked
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