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Westbury 5K

**** Race Update **** 
 

Following advice from UK Athletics that all running events be suspended until the end of June. We have made the decision to cancel the May & June edition of the AVR Westbury 5K 2020 series. However disappointing I’m sure you’ll agree this is the right decision.

At present we are hopeful that events will be able to resume in July but if not there is still the August event to come.  Once events are able to commence again we will review the situation and if appropriate and possible we will try to reschedule.

For those entered into the May event you can have your entry automatically transferred to the first available event once normal services resume. 

Finally I’d like to thank you all for your continued support, stay safe and see you all soon!

Virtual event

As of June 1st the virtual Westbury 5k segment will be live.
It is listed as a Strava segment here.

In order to improve safety of solo runners the course will be run in reverse so that if you need to move of the footpath to avoid anyone you will be running towards any incoming traffic and have full visibility of what is oncoming.

So starting from outside the VW garage you head up the road towards Players bar. You will complete three laps as normal but staying on the footpath all the way round and finish just past the caravan park entrance.
A START and FINISH marker have been tied to the appropriate lamp post to show relative positions and ensure you complete the full segment.

During your attempt you are encouraged to run on the footpaths all the way round. Be aware of other runners and pedestrians and maintain appropriate social distancing at all times. The estate is a live site so be aware of crossing side streets and business entrances for traffic. We advise running after normal working hours as the site is much quieter. When running under the trees at the bottom of the loop beware the pavement is a little uneven due to tree roots so watch your footing.

To have your attempts registered please join the AVT Westbury 5k group

All valid attempts will be logged and a weekly table produced.
We will look at individual rankings based on best times, Most attempts and improvement over month if more than one attempt made and maybe fastest lap.
The event is completely free of charge and just for fun and kudos.

Please run responsibly and ensure you are fit enough to take on the distance.  Be aware of your surroundings and we highly recommend you do not run with headphones so you can hear others around you and oncoming traffic.  Be extra vigilante if moving into the road or crossing entrances and side streets of any moving vehicles.  Observe all applicable social distancing guidelines and if running alone make sure someone knows where you are.  Finally, have fun enjoy your runs and above all stay safe.

 

An accurately measured 5km run in Westbury.

UKA permit: TBC

Same fast course as 2019 with the same support and enthusiasm as well.

*** Race 3 of the Wiltshire Road Race League ***

Online entry can be made from the links below

  • Tuesday 19th May 2020 - CANCELLED
  • Tuesday 16th June 2020 - CANCELLED
  • Tuesday 21st July 2020
  • Tuesday 18th August 2020

 

This is a fast flat event over 3 laps, ideal for that Personal Best.

Registration now opens at 18:15 and will close promptly at 19:00

The race will start at 19:30

The Race limit is now 200 runners

Spot prizes will be awarded at each race and series winners after the fourth event.

The event still offers a bounty of £150 for anyone that sets a verified new course record time. The original Bounty Times were both broken last year and the bar has been set for 2020.

 

Male Course Record - Harry Allen (Bristol & West AC) - 14:30

 

Female Course Record - Verity Ockenden (Swansea Harriers) - 16:02

 

We have also reduced entries fees for all junior runners aged 16 or under.

 

No headphones allowed

This is a No headphones event and anyone seen wearing any will be disqualified

This event is kindly supported by:

TBC

If you are a local business and would be interested in supporting this event please feel free to contact us.

 

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