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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.

Beginners Groups for 2015

These nine week courses are designed for Beginners to get them to run 5km.  Start dates in 2015 for these courses are:-

Course 1 - Tuesday, 3rd Feb; Course 2 - Tuesday, 5th May; Course 3 - Tuesday, 28th July; Course 4 - Tuesday, 20th Oct.

Please turn up at 6.50pm at Trowbridge Rugby football club for a 7pm start. More details from secretary@avonvalleyrunners.org.uk

Current regular training Sessions

Trowbridge Rugby Club
Tuesday 7pm - Beginners session, speed session (interval training) and a Group run (5-7 miles).
Wednesday 7pm - Group run various paces (4-7 miles).

Bradford on Avon
Thursday 7pm - Group run various paces (6-8 miles) speed session (interval training).
Sunday 9.30am - long run session (8-20 miles)

Bath University Sports Village (Athletics track)
Wednesday 7pm Speed session for juniors.
 

 

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 (next event 8th March 2015)
Avon Valley Relay A popular team event relay along the scenic Kennett and Avon Canal. (next event 5th July 2014)

as well as assisting with the organisation of the Trowbridge Lions 10K and the Shaw Stampede.

 

Avon Valley Triathletes (AVT) is a separately financially accountable section of Avon Valley Runners that is responsible for all multi-sport involvement within AVR. AVT is a community of Triathletes who communicate through their closed facebook group called "Avon Valley Triathletes" there training sessions are on a casual basis to get involved you will need to join AVR and ask to join the AVT facebook page. To ask for further information email Ian Isaacs our multi sports Secretary.  avt@avonvalleyrunners.org.uk


Latest Reports

Aug 11, 2014

The Frome Half Marathon

First lady: Diane Hier

Second lady: Vanessa Lucas 

Frome 10K

Lots of 1st and 2nd places

AVR now heads division 1 with Chippenham Harriers and the AVR B team battling for 2nd place.

Dec 28, 2013
The 54th running of this event. Results now online here
Dec 8, 2013
Avon Valley Runners achieved a fantastic double team victory at the Wiltshire XC Championships held at Bath University, with Michael Towler successfully defending his Senior Men's title.