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Welcome to the Avon Valley Runners Website

Apr 21, 2018

Posted by: AnthonyH

Road and Off Road Running

Here is a list of recommended events for the next five weeks:

Don't forget many of these races are now filling up fast, so get your entry in early, so in some cases I have selected a choice of two events the same day.

Sunday, 22nd April
St George's Day 10K, Corsham
Background: The Corsham 10K and 2K usually take place on the Sunday nearest to St Georges Day. The run is now in its 36th year, organised by Corsham Running Club, and all proceeds after costs are donated to local charities.
Race HQ: Corsham Town Football Club, Southbank, Lacock Rd, Corsham SN13 9HS
Entry: £15 attached, £17 unattached NO ON THE DAY ENTRIES
Sunday, 29th April
Compton Bassett 5
County Championship event
Following on from the success of the Heddington 5k series this new 5 mile event has been carefully devised to create another fast & flat 5 mile race.
Sunday, 6th May
Two Tunnels Challenge
Cutting right under the city of Bath, the two tunnels offer a truly unique running experience. The Somerset & Dorset Railway closed in 1966 and until April 2013 the tunnels have been sealed and inaccessible. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Two Tunnels Group and Sustrans over 7 years, the two tunnels now have a new lease of life as a shared use path. The first tunnel; The Devonshire Tunnel is 408m long and the second Combe Down Tunnel is 1672m long. Both tunnels are well lit and well surfaced, and have recently been converted into a shared use path for the enjoyments of runners, walkers and cyclists looking to make the most of the city whilst remaining a flatter ground.
Thursday, 3rd May
Starting from Butts Lane in Steeple Ashton HQ: The Long Arms, Steeple Ashton, BA14 6EU.
Great Summer trail event
Tuesday, 8th May
Are You Faster Than a Ten Year Old?
Closed Club event
Tuesday, 15th May
Westbury 5k
Starting from Headquarters Road in Westbury - HQ: Players Bar, Quartermaster Road Westbury,BA13 4JT
New for 2018 a series of four fast and flat official measured 5km road races held under UK Athletics rules.
Suitable for all abilities and great potential for lots of personal bests.
Registration opens at the Players Bar from 6pm where toilets and baggage drop will be available.
Drinks and food are also available before and after the event.
Saturday, 12th May
Bratton Hilly
This is an 11km, steep and hilly multi-terrain race for runners over sixteen, with team trophies and race souvenirs for all finishers.
Sunday, 20th May
Wambrook Waddle MT at Chard
This is a scenic, undulating, predominantly off road 10k on Private Land. This race offers a mixture of terrain as well as some lovely views.
Sunday, 3rd June
Chippenham Half Marathon
Championship event


Don't forget, there is always a club run from Pound Lane each Sunday starting at 09:30.