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May 22, 2018

Posted by: AnthonyH

May Newsletter

Tonight I shall be joining the runners in Lacock for the monthly relays which start today. It would be lovely to see many of you there. Yes I know it's a road relay but it's really good fun.

Next Sunday the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is organising several events, online entry is now closed but you can still enter on the day for most of them:
The Sarsen Trail 26 mile walk or run or half marathon; the 5k and 10kTrail Cairncross.
You can even join the 11mile or 15 mile walks.

However if you want to travel a bit further (to Wells) there is the Wells Fun Run (not quite 10k) which is 60% road and 40% trail along a lovely avenue of trees. (There is also a 5k)

On the 3rd June I daren't recommend anything other than the Chippenham 5 mile road race which is an AVR and County Championship event.

That week, on the Thursday (7th June), is the third 5x5x5 trail event. It would be lovely to see a lot of you there – we have raised the limit of entries to 100, so you won't get turned away. We will also have runners from as far away as Bristol coming.

Sunday, 10th June, is the “Burger Run”, a multi-terrain 5 mile event from Doric Park, so no travelling excuses!

However the next multi-terrain events take you quite a long way – Saturday 16th June: Humph's Hilly Half at 18:00 and Sunday 17th June the Hampshire Hoppit and of course, a free event in the New Forest: Miles to Go New Forest Social Run, Mainly trail and forest paths. Approx 2 miles or road. Some muddy areas especially if weather has been poor. A couple of road crossings so be careful. The route takes in the Rhinefield forest and some...

Do you want to take part in our Avon Valley Relay on Saturday, 7th July?


Well done Fiona Gibbs, 1st F40 at the Dark Ox MT (29th overall)
Well done Dan Piper 1st overall, Stuart Arguile 3rd MV60 and not far behind Jo Farion 3rd lady.
Also Carole Ashton 1st FV60 and Barbara White 2nd FV 60 all at the Jack and Jill Challenge.
As usual the Bratton Hilly produced some startling results: 2nd Dan Piper, 1st MV50 Robin-Mark Schols, 1st Lady Veryan Cranston, 2nd MV50 Andy Marchant, 3rd MV50 Richard Hudson and 1st FV35 (and 3rd female) Jenifer Marlow. - Well done to all of you. - I finished an hour behind Dan, oh well!
One race which intrigued me was the Race the Tide (trail event) in which Andrew Jefferies took part on 13th May.
Congratulations to Dan Piper who once again beat everyone else in the Sutton Veny 10km event.

Results can be found on the AVR website and the address to which you can send your own is Results 

Upcoming events

Have a look at my recommended Road and Off Road events for the next 5 weeks – I keep updating this so come back to it each week.

Anthony Hickson
Off Road Secretary