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May 22, 2017

Posted by: AnthonyH


The next event is on the Thursday, 20th July. Meet at the Longs Arms, Steeple Ashton, the race starts at 19:00.
It really helps the administration if you enter in advance, but we will always accept entries on the day.

Dilton Dash, off road.

Yesterday there was a large contingent of Yellow and Green at the picturesque Dilton Marsh event which had many winners for AVR – Dan Piper was first overall and he only started running a year ago – well done.

Events in June

(and this Thursday) – Hash Run from Pound Lane (see below)

Notable events next month:

  • 1st June (Thursday) – the 5x5x5 – Five K for £5 (or less if you are EA registered)
  • 13th June (Tuesday) – Heddington 5K series, the first race – this is a Road Championship event
  • 15th June (Thursday) – MOB match (Over the Hills backwards!)
  • 24th June (Saturday) – Cotswold Way Relay

and don't forget the Avon Valley Relay on the Saturday, 1st July starting at 13:00

Here is a list of recommended events for the next five weeks:

Don't forget many of these races are now filling up fast, so get your entry in early, so in some cases I have selected a choice of two events the same day.

This Thursday, 25th May

Do come along to Bradford on Avon this Thursday for the Hash Run. This is a great free AVR event where the 'hounds' (us) follow a trail set set the 'hares' (Joby and friends). This will be a great experience following a trail set on a whim – it could go anywhere – but it will finish at a pub. Start, as usual, at 19:00.

Sunday, 28th May

Wells Fun Run 10k

Starts in the centre of Wells, goes through a farmyard, out to a 2k gravelled avenue, out into a road with a surprise loop back, down into a little hamlet, up a hill (some people walk), back down to the Bishop's Palace and then off for a second time round the same loop before finishing just outside the Palace to lots of applause. Come and join me and my son-in-law.
40% track, 60% road.

Thursday, 1st June


- the third in the series
This is held at 7pm from The Longs Arms in Steeple Ashton along an (almost) flat trail - there and back.
A series of 5 races of 5km costing £5
This is a lovely trail race. - No traffic

Sunday, 4th June

Chippenham 5 mile

Road race

A scenic route along quiet country lanes, starting from Chippenham Rugby Club and passing Biddestone village.

or, the same day

Run the River

Multi terrain event

Sunday, 11th June

Chew Valley 10K

Road race

A little secret, there might be a HILL on the course. It’s only little, compared to say Mount Everest, but we feel it’s best you know. Also you need to be aware that while the main road is closed for the start and finish, the back, quieter, country roads are open …minimal traffic, but open.

or, the same day

The Magic Roundabout 10K

Multi terrain event

The Course begins at the Roundabout, 500 m. from the Race H.Q. and at an elevation of 415m with stunning views over the surrounding countryside. It’s an undulating course, 90% being on springy, close-cropped grass with a short section on hard-packed stone track. It will be marked with small, white arrows with Marshals every 500 m. or so.
From the Start the runners descend through low grassy hillocks to a wide, flat grass track for a fast and enjoyable 1700 metres. They then turn right up a narrow track bordered by gorse bushes for about 300 m. then bearing left to descend down a rutted tractor route until, after 3,200 m. they turn right along the stone track for the next 700 m


Don't forget, there is always a club run from Pound Lane each Sunday starting at 09:30.

Happy Running

Anthony Hickson
Off Road Secretary