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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 2016

These 12 week courses are designed for Beginners to get them to run 5km.  Start dates in 2016 for these courses are:-

Course 1 - Monday, 25th Jan; Course 2

Please turn up at 6.50pm at Trowbridge Rugby football club for a 7pm start. More details from

Summary of current regular training Sessions - for more detailed information see here

Trowbridge Rugby Club
Monday 7pm - Beginners Groups as advertised
Tuesday 7pm -  Speed session (interval training) and Various Group runs (from 3-7 miles).
Wednesday 7pm - Group run various paces (4-7 miles).

Bradford on Avon
Thursday 7pm - Group run various paces (4-8 miles) speed session (interval training).
Sunday 9.30am - long run session (8-20 miles)
At a loss as to where to run in Bradford on Avon then a selection of routes has been compiled by Joby Hobbs and are available for all here.

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 6th November 2016).
AVR Wiltshire Half Marathon 13.1 miles of picturesque lanes around Edington, Steeple Ashton and Great Hinton area (next event 27th November 2016).
Imber Ultra 31 mile run around the perimeter of the famous Salisbury Plain (next event  March 2017)
Avon Valley Relay A popular team event relay along the scenic Kennett and Avon Canal. (next event 2nd July 2016)



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.