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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.


Membership renewal

Due to Covid-19, we have decided to extend the renewal date to the end of August

TRFC is closed

Message from the management of TRFC:

Unfortunately we have taken the very difficult decision to close Doric Park for the foreseeable future due to the continuing COVID-19 situation. Please see our website for a formal statement

As the statement says, we are continuing to put measures in place to deal with ongoing developments and are in frequent dialogue with the RFU, whilst monitoring the situation with the Government, Public Health England and the NHS. Our priority continues to be to protect public health and support in delaying the spread of COVID-19. We want to ensure everyone stays safe.

You will undoubtedly have concerns for yourselves, friends and families at this uncertain time, and we ask you all to put your health and that of others first, following the advice provided by NHS and Public Health England and continue to be vigilant to the ever-changing situation. In the meantime please be patient with us as we confirm further information from the RFU and central Government.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and hope to re-open our doors as soon as it is deemed safe to do so. Regular updates will be provided on the website, when the position going forward becomes clearer.

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.


Dear Members

Following the Government Announcement, we are following the England Athletics guidelines which are that all face-to-face activity such as club training sessions, events, competitions, club committee and face-to-face meetings, athlete camps, running groups and social events should be suspended until at least the end of April.

This will see the cancellation of the first 5x5 event in April and the Tony Bartlett Mile. We will advise about future events when we have more information.

We know that training is important to you all and our coaches will be posting weekly training plans to assist you.

We will be using the Spotted AVR page (please join this now) for members who are wanting to offer to help others on your independent run. Feel free to put up a post with this as the header if you are offering some support on your run to people in the AVR community 70+ or unable to leave the house at the moment. If you’ve made a Strava map of your route that’s always useful, alternatively you can mention what roads that you’re planning to go down on that particular day.

AVR Support
If you have a skill or experience in a particular area that you would be willing to share with AVR members who are over 70+ or unable to leave the house at the moment, it would be wonderful if you could share what your availability is and what you can offer. Post coming on the AVR Members only page and via email.

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.