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Report Summary: 2012

Dec 26, 2012
Posted by: admin

Well done to the 44 runners took part in the annual Boxing day run. Michael Towler was first home with a new corse record of 16:46. First for the ladies was a guest Harriet Buckland in a time of 22:31 first offical AVR lady was Sarah Sims.

Dec 9, 2012
Posted by: Wrinty
Michael Towler was crowned Wiltshire XC Champion after finishing in sixth place overall at the Tri-county XC event at Bath University. Sean Butler and Carl Davies completed the AVR team effort.
Nov 25, 2012
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Avon Valley Runners took maximum points at the Downton Half Marathon to secure both the Men's and Ladies titles in the Wiltshire Road Race League.
Nov 11, 2012
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Avon Valley Runners demonstrated their current depth in strength by claiming the Male Vets, Male Super-Vets, Senior Ladies, Lady Vets, Lady Super-Vets and Junior team prize categories at the Wiltshire Road Relays at Castle Combe.
Nov 4, 2012
Posted by: SeanP
Our own Mike Towler and Michelle Maxwell of Chippenham Harriers came first at Over the Hills but the real winner was the event...
Oct 28, 2012
Posted by: Wrinty

Avon Valley Runners have taken top-spot in the Men's table of the inaugural Wiltshire Race League following the Calne Clock Change Challenge 10K and now cannot be caught.

Avon Valley Runners have also re-taken top-spot in the Ladies table however with just a two point gap over Chippenham Harriers there is all to run for at the Downton Half Marathon on 25th November.

Oct 7, 2012
Posted by: Wrinty
Fiona Price was crowned Wiltshire Ladies Half Marathon champion at the Cricklade Half Marathon after running a splendid 1:28:14. Jo Mumford took the county bronze medal after finishing in fourth place overall. Michael Towler recorded another quick time to claim the county silver medal in the Men's race.
Sep 16, 2012
Posted by: Wrinty
Ruth Barnes was crowned Wiltshire road running champion and Fiona Price grabbed the silver county medal as Avon Valley Runners dominated the Melksham 10 road race and now top both the Men's and Ladies tables in the Wiltshire Race League.
Sep 7, 2012
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31 members took part in the AVR Mile including 9 Juniors. The biggest news of the night was a new Ladies Club record for Ruth Barnes in a time of 5:18 taking 19 seconds off Jackie Rockcliffes previous record. This year we set all competitors off together in a mass start. First home for the men was Joby Hobbs in a time of 5:11. The first junior boy was Cameron Price in 6:32 followed closely by the first girl Holly Newman in 6:42. Frank Lamerton also broke his club V60 record recording a new PB of 6:13. Well done to everyone that took part and made it a great competition. Full Results are here
Aug 26, 2012
Posted by: Wrinty
Avon Valley Runners Men & Ladies each grabbed maximum points in the Wiltshire Race League at the Foxtrot 5 road race in Broughton Gifford. Michael Towler finished as runner up and set a new personal best time for the distance of 26:34 and Leanne Tiley finished third in the Ladies race clocking 32:58.
Jul 29, 2012
Posted by: Wrinty
Ruth Barnes has been crowned Wiltshire county 10K champion after finishing second at the TBAS10K road race at Castle Combe.  The race also saw AVR men start to extend their lead at the head of the Wiltshire Race League over Chippenham Harriers and the Ladies reduce the gap to just one point behind Chippenham Harriers.
Jul 10, 2012
Posted by: Wrinty
As the inaugural Wiltshire Race League reaches its halfway point, Avon Valley Runners have maintained top place in the Men's table and the Ladies are second behind Chippenham Harriers.
Jul 7, 2012
Posted by: Wrinty
Avon Valley Runners dominated the third running of the Avon Valley Relay from Melksham to Winsley with the first five finishing positions occupied by teams from the club and taking the Open, Mixed & Ladies prize categories.
Jul 6, 2012
Posted by: AnthonyH

For five ladies this was their first off road Championship race and they won the first team prize - Well Done!

Congratulations also to the men on their first team prize.

Jul 4, 2012
Posted by: Wrinty
Well done to Andrew Hoddinott and Hayley Southgate who took advantage of more than a little local knowledge to run out winners in the Melksham Street 'O' event held on Bowerhill with North Wiltshire Orienteers.
Jun 28, 2012
Posted by: Wrinty

Fiona Price retained her title at the Great Chalfield 10K and recorded a new personal best of 42:04 for the distance, over two minutes ahead of second placed Jules Green

Richard Hudson claimed the MV40 prize and Sean Butler the MV50 title.

Jun 21, 2012
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Michael Towler and Ruth Barnes led Avon Valley Runners to a double victory at the annual Mob Match vs Chippenham Harriers, Corsham Running Club and Frome Running Club.

Jun 12, 2012
Posted by: Wrinty
Michael Towler stormed around the flat & fast Melksham 5K course to set a new club record of 15:53 for the distance.
Jun 12, 2012
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Joby Hobbs took victory in the Heddington 5K recording 17:19. Bernie Hobbs finished 11th overall.
Jun 6, 2012
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Fiona Price came in as the Runner-up and Carl Davies recorded a magnificant third place at the Trowbridge "Diamond Jubilee" 5K.
Jun 4, 2012
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Avon Valley Runners have regained the top-spot in the Wiltshire Race League with some good performance by the Men's team. The Ladies remain in second place behind Chippenham Harriers.
May 26, 2012
Posted by: Wrinty
Avon Valley Runners are proud to have got 200 people together to each run a 214-metre lap around Trowbridge Park carrying the Park Run torch. The equivalent distance to running a full marathon and in a pretty good time of 3-hours 20-minutes at the Olympic Play Day.
May 19, 2012
Posted by: Wrinty
Richard Morgetroyd was the first Avon Valley Runner back at the Shaw Stampede and claimed the 1st MV40 prize and led home Richard Stokes, Alan Tate and Amelia Oughtibridge to take the team title.
May 13, 2012
Posted by: Wrinty
Congratulations to Michael Towler who claimed the Wiltshire 1500m title at Tidworth recording 4:15.5 and also to our Ladies team who took victory in the 4 x 100m relay.
May 8, 2012
Posted by: Wrinty
Michael Towler was the run away winner in the Roundway Chase at Calne recording a time of 32:29 over the hilly 10K course. Joby Hobbs finished in third place recording 35:27 with Sean Butler and Tim Lowrie also making the top-10.
Apr 29, 2012
Posted by: Wrinty
Congratulations to Michael Towler who conquered the inclement conditions and the three hundred strong field to win the Highworth five, recording a time of 26:48.
Apr 22, 2012
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Joby Hobbs led home the twelve Avon Valley Runners at the Virgin London Marathon, recording 2:56:03. Fiona Price was the club's first Lady back recording 3:28:02.
Apr 22, 2012
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Leanne Tilley finished as second Lady overall at the St Georges 10K in Corsham.
Apr 20, 2012
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Congratulations to Rachel Bown of Avon Valley Runners who claimed the silver medal at the ETU Triathlon European Championships in Eilat, Israel.
Apr 1, 2012
Posted by: Wrinty
Avon Valley Runners achieved a double victory at this event with Michael Towler and Jo Mumford winning the Men's & Ladies titles. Results can be found here
Mar 25, 2012
Posted by: AnthonyH
Well done to AVR athletes who took part in the Championships and to all the spectators whose support was so welcome. A wonderful Cross Country course in beautiful sunshine and none of us got dirty shoes! Results are now available on the BMAF website.
Mar 17, 2012
Posted by: AnthonyH

Congratulations to Carl Davies on winning the 4th Off Road Series event, the Spirthill Trail. He is now only one point behind the leader, Michael Towler.

Mar 10, 2012
Posted by: Wrinty
Steve Newcastled represented Wiltshire at the National Inter-counties XC championships held in Birmingham. Steve finished in 230th position recording 42:21 over the 12K course and was the first scorer for the county team.
Mar 4, 2012
Posted by: Wrinty
Avon Valley Runners now top both the Men & Ladies tables in the Wiltshire Race League following the Devizes 10K.
Feb 26, 2012
Posted by: Wrinty
Michael Towler gained the title of first Wiltshire athlete at the Pewsey Terminator when finishing as runner-up in the 11-mile off-road race.
Feb 12, 2012
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Fourth placed Michael Towler was the first of the 33 Avon Valley Runners to finish at the Melksham 10-mile road race in Melksham, with Bernie Hobbs and Rosemary Barber making it a club double in the V60 category.
Feb 5, 2012
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Eight hundred runners braved the cold to take part in the Longleat 10. 27 from Avon Valley Runners....
Jan 29, 2012
Posted by: Wrinty
Michael Towler claimed third place in the Slaughterford 9 finishing in 55:24 just a few seconds behind winner Stephen Rose of Team Bath & runner-up Simon Plummer of Salisbury A&RC.
Jan 15, 2012
Posted by: Wrinty
Tom Fisher won the Rough & Tumble 10-mile multi-terrain race at Milton Lilbourne and with 17th placed Jim Hart and 29th placed Brett Flook brought home the Men’s team prize.
Jan 15, 2012
Posted by: Wrinty
A team of nine Avon Valley Runners took on the best in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire at the invitational Highworth Half Marathon. Despite having to stop enroute Michael Towler made a great start to the year as runner-up recording 73:18 on the hilly course behind David Bell of Cirencester AC.