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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.


Off Road League Races

Please have a look at the Competition page on this web site for the Off Road Race Series 2020. You now have a wider choice of events which include both the Wiltshire and the Gwent Leagues.

Returners Groups

One or two groups of Returners and Newbies will run from 6th January 2020 starting at TRFC

The pace will be at the pace of the slowest in the group, noone will get left behind, so come along even if you haven't run before. There will be some walking in the session.

These will take place every Monday and Wednesday at 7pm, get there in good time.

Summary of current regular training Sessions

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.