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Oct 22, 2018

Posted by: AnthonyH

October Newsletter

Hi all AVR members,

Well done to all the off road runners who tackled to White Horse Gallop, although I found it difficult to gallop up that hill!

The Ladies 'A' team – Leah 20th, Gemma 26th, Jolene 56th, Sue 74th and Justine 136th - secured the 2nd team prize – magnificent.

The Men's 'A' team – Dan 2nd, Ben 8th, Gary 10th, Stuart 14th and James 15th – also secured the 2nd team prize – great.

In the WORL league, according to my calculations, Chippenham were 1st, AVR were 2nd and Royal Wootton Bassett 3rd when you include men's and ladies 'A' teams.

Unfortunately our ladies 'B' team was non existent partially due to illness and the clash with the Great South Run (well done to those who took part)


The next Off Road League event is the Tri Counties XC Championship in Bath on 9th December.

The final one for this year will be the Plain Crazy on 30th December. (12½ miles)


The Gwent League which is a completely off-road league takes place on parkland courses and the community spirit at these events is great. Well worth taking part whatever your ability.

The next event will be held at Pembrey Country Park on Saturday, 10th November. This is on the coast of South Wales in Carmarthenshire. If you are interested please contact Steve.


We are currently discussing next year's 5x5x5. If you would like to make any comments or suggestions please contact me as soon as possible so that we can include these in our deliberations.


At the time of writing I have not yet updated the OffRoad Race Series Competition but will do so as soon as possible.


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