Welcome to the Avon Valley Runners Website
Avon Valley Runners is a running club based in West Wiltshire. We cater for runners of all abilities and experience. Our members enjoy and compete in Road Running, Cross Country and Fell Running as well as other multi-sport activities like Triathlon.
We were formed in 1986 from the road running section of Trowbridge and District Athletic Club and have grown to a membership of over two hundred and fifty runners.
Avon Valley Runners are affiliated to England Athletics, Association of Running Clubs and Wiltshire Athletics Association.
Current regular training Sessions
Tuesday 7pm - speed session (interval training) and a Group run (5-7 miles).
Wednesday 7pm - Group run various paces (4-7 miles).
Thursday 7pm - Group run various paces (6-8 miles) speed session (interval training).
Sunday 9.30am - long run session (8-20 miles)
Last Wednesday of each month 7pm - On the athletics track; speed session (interval training).
Upcoming sessions for those new to AVR
Avon Valley Runners host a number of events throughout the year including
Over the Hills 12K Multi-Terrain Race around the beautiful Avon Valley Near Bradford On Avon (next event 2nd Nov 2014).
AVR Wiltshire Half Marathon 13.1 miles of picturesque lanes around Edington, Steeple Ashton and Great Hinton area (next event 30th November).
Imber Ultra 31 mile run around the perimeter of the famous Salisbury Plain (first event 9th March 2014)
Avon Valley Relay A popular team event relay along the scenic Kennett and Avon Canal. (next event TBA)
as well as assisting with the organisation of the Trowbridge Lions 10K and the Shaw Stampede.
Aug 6, 2013
Sixteen took part in the Trowbridge Street-O including our friends from North Wiltshire Orienteers, trying to reach as many of the 25 checkpoints as they could within an hour.
Jul 1, 2013
This race the second race for me in the AVR vest was also my first race since the first time in the vest which was at Bratton Hilly in early May.
by Paul Smithson
May 20, 2013
Nigel Harding visited our Southwick Country parkrun from Poole on 11th May and wrote a great piece all about local clubs and parkrun:-
Southwick parkrun #89 Southwick Country Park, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14, 11th May 2013
Apr 15, 2013
A wonderful weekend outing where we all ran along the coastal paths of Devon, cliffs to one side and the sea below.