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Welcome to the Avon Valley Runners Website

Avon Valley Runners is a running club based in West Wiltshire. We cater for runners of all abilities and experience. Our members enjoy and compete in Road Running, Cross Country and Fell Running as well as other multi-sport activities like Triathlon.

We were formed in 1986 from the road running section of Trowbridge and District Athletic Club and have grown to a membership of over six hundred runners.

Avon Valley Runners are affiliated to England Athletics, Association of Running Clubs and Wiltshire Athletics Association.


Presentation Evening

16th February 2018 at TRFC - Get your tickets here

Come and help us celebrate all of the AVR achievements of the last year.

Lots of food, lots of fun, lots of friends, the annual non running event of the year.

Beginners Groups

These 12 week courses are designed for Beginners to get them to run 5km.  The next beginners group will start on Monday 3rd September 2018.  For more information and to sign up click here.

Prior to that we will be running a 10 week 5k improvers course starting on Wednesday 24th January and a 12 week 5k to 10k progession course.  This will start on Mon, 9th April.  Contact us for further details.

Summary of current regular training Sessions - for more detailed information see here

Trowbridge Rugby Club
Monday 7pm - Various group runs and beginners groups when scheduled.
Tuesday 7pm -  Speed session (interval training) and Various Group runs (from 3-7 miles).
Wednesday 7pm - Group run various paces (4-7 miles).

Bradford on Avon
Thursday 7pm - Group run various paces (4-8 miles) speed session (interval training).
Sunday 9.30am - long run session (8-20 miles)
At a loss as to where to run in Bradford on Avon then a selection of routes has been compiled by Joby Hobbs and are available for all here.

Bath University Sports Village (Athletics track)
Wednesday 7pm Speed session for juniors.


Avon Valley Runners host a number of events throughout the year including

Over the Hills 12K Multi-Terrain Race around the beautiful Avon Valley Near Bradford On Avon (next event 4th November 2018).
AVR Wiltshire Half Marathon 13.1 miles of picturesque lanes around Edington, Steeple Ashton and Great Hinton area.
Imber Ultra 31 mile run around the perimeter of the famous Salisbury Plain
Avon Valley Relay A popular team event relay along the scenic Kennett and Avon Canal.
5x5x5 A series of 5 races over 5km costing £5 held in Steeple Ashton
(next event 5th April 2018)



Avon Valley Triathletes (AVT) is a separately financially accountable section of Avon Valley Runners that is responsible for all multi-sport involvement within AVR. AVT is a community of Triathletes who communicate through their closed facebook group called "Avon Valley Triathletes" there training sessions are on a casual basis to get involved you will need to join AVR and ask to join the AVT facebook page. To ask for further information email Ian Isaacs our multi sports Secretary.