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Sep 22, 2017

Posted by: AnthonyH

Hi all AVR athletes,

This is a month of Championship events, two off road – Mells Scenic 7 this Sunday and the Marshfield Mudlark on 8th October – one road, the penultimate this season, Grittleton 10K on 15th October – and one event in the Gwent League at Llandaff Fields, Cardiff on Saturday, 14th October.

For the County Championship events we need at least 10 men and 10 ladies to compete in these County events to maximise our points. At the end of the 2016/17 season our 'A' team (the first 5 of each gender) were second behind Chippenham and our 'B' team were second to last in front of Frome which means that the 'B' team were demoted to the Second Division. If we can score enough points this season we can become Champions of both Divisions and the 'B' team be promoted back to the First Division. The 'B' team will score well, simply by having a full team for each sex however fast they run – so let's have some fun, let's have some 'Diesel', some 'slow' runners taking part in these events.

The Off Road Race series of events can be found on the AVR web site under Competition.
Championship events can also be found on the Competition pages under Summary.
My list of recommended Road and Off Road Events can be found on the top right hand corner of the main AVR website under Notices.
The list of the Gwent Cross Country League events can be found on the AVR website under Competition.
There is an interesting race taking place on October 22nd called “Avebury Trust FREE 10k race”. Note that booking is not needed and that it is a free event. It starts at 9am.

We organise many events during the year, races, social and others. However the people who offer to help seem to be the same people each time. All clubs have the same problem. It would be really nice if we had a list of people from whom we could ask for help from time to time, not just the regulars. If you would be willing to be called upon once or twice during the year would you please drop our Secretary a line (an e-mail will do).

Oh! and one other interesting point for men over 65 – we can run with the Senior Women in the Gwent League events.

Happy Running

Anthony Hickson
Off Road Secretary