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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.


Club Activity update

We have been overwhelmed with the support from all club members during this really difficult time.

Our Covid 19 coordinator and others have been working behind the scenes to look at risk assessments and ways forward.

We know that many of you want to return to training, even if this is in a different format.

We want to say that as we start the steps to move towards a new normal that there are no expectations on any runners, run leaders or coaches to return to running, to take sessions or to lead runs and this will always need to be undertaken on an individual basis. We will only offer what we have available.

As we have been doing already, people are more than welcome to go out for runs together following government guidelines at their own risk. But if you want a group run to be recognised as AVR run we will need you to follow the EA guidelines and government guidelines combined.

Updates of club runs will be uploaded to the Members only facebook page and sent out by email to all members.

Happy Running, Stay Safe

Message from England Athletics

As per our update dated 15 May, current guidance from England Athletics is following the government’s guidelines as they are rolled out. It is a very fluid situation and we can confirm that our previously stated deadline of 31 May as the deadline for the suspension of all athletics activity in England is now no longer valid. However, the only permitted activity is stated under our latest guidance update (for a restricted return to training). This will remain the case until we are able to update the guidance further based on any new announcements from UK government. As soon as the situation changes, we will of course confirm this across all our communication channels. The separate suspension of competitions activity remains in place. Please see below for our guidance documents for athletes and runners, coaches and leaders and athletic venues.

TRFC is closed

As we will be closing this means that the gates will of course also be closed. Someone will be on site occasionally during this period however there will be no set hours so access will not be guaranteed – though members are welcome to park outside the gates. From a health and safety perspective there will not necessarily be anyone on site should any users have an accident and we cannot accept any responsibility for this.

Staff will also not necessarily be able to wait for runners to return to vehicles if they are parked within the car park should the gates be open, so they must always make themselves known to the staff member on site or risk being locked in.

We will keep everyone as up to date as possible via the website and social media channels during this uncertain period, please feel free to email me – emails will continue to be monitored Monday to Friday 9am-4pm.


5k improvers' course - on hold

Returners Groups - on hold

Summary of current regular training Sessions are suspended

for more detailed information see here

Trowbridge Rugby Club
Monday 7pm - Various group runs and beginners groups when scheduled.
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 3rd November 2019).
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.