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Mar 22, 2018

Posted by: AnthonyH

Championship Season.

The Off Road Competition season is over until next Autumn. We don't yet know which events will be chosen for the Championships.
But Off Road, Cross Country, Multi Terrain and Trail events are still available during the Spring and Summer.Definitions

What is the difference between these terms?

Cross country running is a sport in which teams and individuals run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain such as dirt or grass. Sometimes the runners are referred to as harriers (dogs).

Trail running is a sport which consists of running and hiking over trails. It differs from road running and track running in that it generally takes place on hiking trails, often in mountainous terrain, where there can be much larger ascents and descents.
The 5x5x5 is a simple example of Trail running but there are no significant ascents or descents.

Off Road running is, in my opinion, an incorrect term (a misnomer), in that it should imply running which is not on roads at all.

Multi Terrain, however, covers all the above types of running event.

Of course there are also other types of running, such as Fell, Track, and Road (pavement).


This trail series of events which use a public right of way, is almost flat, passing along trails between fields in the open countryside, will start on the first Thursday of next month (April) and continue through each month until August - always on the first Thursday of the month. We finish at the Longs Arms in Steeple Ashton where we are made very welcome.

More details can be found on the AVR website.

Come to the Longs Arms in Steeple Ashton. We will open entries on the day from 6pm, the race starts at 7pm

Please enter online if possible - it makes it so much simpler for the administration of the event.


Includes some Road races as well

  • 25th March - The Clock Change Challenge 10k in Calne
  • 5th April - Thursday - 5x5x5 at Steeple Ashton
  • 8th April - Highworth 5 mile - Road Championship event
  • 12th April - Thursday - Tony Bartlett mile - Culver Close
  • 22nd April - London Marathon
  • 29th April - Compton Bassett - Road Championship event

For my other recommendations please see the Notices on the AVR website.


These can be found on the AVR website and the address to which you can send your own is Results 
Anthony Hickson
Off Road Secretary