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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 six hundred runners.

Avon Valley Runners are affiliated to England Athletics, Association of Running Clubs and Wiltshire Athletic Association.


The past month has seen a few changes happen in the world of AVR.

  • There are now more runs and training sessions available to our runners thanks to our volunteer coaches and run leaders. Without everyone volunteering their time, we would not be able to offer the service that we do as a not for profit organisation.
  • We have said goodbye and offer our huge thanks to Holly Newman as the JAVR Secretary. We are currently looking to replace her (please see the advert below).
  • Elizabeth Morris has stepped down from the role of Multi-Sports Secretary after doing a fantastic job and Kat Taylor-Laird has stepped forward to take on this role.

We are continually learning on how to adapt to the Covid-19 regulations for running and training, ensuring that we are delivering in safe assessed environments. Unfortunately this has meant that the races we organise have been affected. The AVR Half Marathon has been postponed this year and Over The Hills has gone Virtual. Hopefully next year we will be back with our events, bringing you some great opportunities to race and to volunteer.

If you would like to offer your services to volunteer for AVR please do get in contact by emailing

Summary of normal regular training Sessions

On hold for the moment

for more detailed information see here

Trowbridge Rugby Club
Monday 7pm -Various group runs and beginners groups when scheduled.
 Junior Track session
Tuesday 7pm -  Speed session (interval training) and Various Group runs (from 3-7 miles).
Wednesday 6pm - Junior Track Session
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.


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.
AVR Wiltshire Half Marathon 13.1 miles of picturesque lanes around Edington, Steeple Ashton and Great Hinton area.
Imber Ultra 33 mile run around the perimeter of the famous Salisbury Plain
Avon Valley Relay A popular team event relay along the scenic Kennett and Avon Canal.
5x5 A series of 4 trail races over 5km costing £5 held in Steeple Ashton
Westbury 5 A Series of 4 events on a flat measured 5km road race held in Westbury



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 our multi sports Secretary.