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Nov 22, 2018

Posted by: AnthonyH

November Newsletter

Hi all AVR members,

Champions again!

Well done to all our Road Runners for winning the Wiltshire Road Championships.

Can we do it again for the Off Road Championships?

There are only two events left for this year, the Tri Counties XC Championships at Bath Uni on Sunday, 9th December and the Plain Crazy on Friday 30th December.

Don't leave it too late to enter.

For the 'A' team, that's the faster runners, we are currently 2nd behind Chippenham but we have the same number of points, so this is wide open.

For the 'B' team, that's the people like the runners who run for fun, we are 6th, and the second 'B' team. Let's have a massive turnout for these next two events. Can we have a bigger AVR presence than any other club? If you can't run, do come and cheer us on. - Especially at Bath – do you remember last year?

There will be one more event for the Wiltshire 2018/2019 Championships in February, the Lungbuster!

Summer Off Road Running.

The 5x5 team are hard at work looking for new ideas.

We will only have 4 races this year – April, May, June & July – all taking place on the first Thursday of the month in Steeple Ashton from the Longs Arms – I love these country pub runs!

Yes, we have changed the name, 5x5 slips off the tongue much more easily and we have dropped the August event.

We are, however, trying to organise a night run, which is also from Steeple Ashton and it will be a “buddy” run, exclusively for AVR members and free of charge. You will, of course need head torches. We haven't worked out the route yet, but it will start at the usual time of 19:00 from the Longs Arms – first Thursday evening in March.

Some events this next month:

  • This weekend – it's our AVR Half – thanks to all who have offered to Volunteer.
  • Next weekend - Gwent League at Tredegar, the Brean Down Santa Scramble and the Full Montecute
  • 9th December – Wiltshire Cross Country Championships in Bath – please enter
  • then nothing much until Christmas – Stan Farr 5K on Boxing Day
  • 30th December – the Plain Crazy

Finally, my list of Recommended Events (Road and Off Road) for the next 5 weeks can always be found on the main AVR webpage on the left hand side under “Notices”.

Anthony Hickson
Off Road Secretary