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With Deepest Sadness

25/03/2024 | Avon Valley Runners | Avon Valley Triathletes | Avon Valley Juniors |

It is with the deepest sadness and regret that we have to inform you that our beautiful, brilliant and fun loving Chair Sara Robert, who gave her absolute heart and soul to AVR and in everything she did, passed away suddenly yesterday Sunday 24th March.

In the coming days, we know this will be hard for members to process as we are all heart broken. We encourage people reach out to their AVR friends and family for support.

Our thoughts are with her family at this time.

Please direct any correspondence to Dave Hyde and Vicky Bodman using the address, secretary@avonvalleyrunners.org.uk.

Sara pictured arriving at and then presenting the AVR awards earlier this month.

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Presentation Evening 2024

13/03/2024 | Avon Valley Runners | Avon Valley Triathletes |

On Saturday 9th March, we held our annual Presentation Evening at the Civic Centre in Trowbridge, celebrating the brilliant achievements of our members throughout 2023.This year’s event followed a “Casino Night” theme, with plenty of red and black decorations and a fun photo booth with themed props to match! We even had our very own Martin Russam providing tunes from across the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 00’s until the early hours - with plenty of people dancing the night away!


Alongside the celebrations, our charity raffle on the evening was a resounding success and raised £545 for the deserving local community group ‘Helping the Homeless in Bath and West Wiltshire’.

A huge thank you to everyone that attended and donated raffle prizes, and a big well done to all those that won an award, including those that achieved either a Single or Double Goal Getters Award in 2023. It was a fantastic night of celebration, and we already look forward to next year!

Please see the full list of award winners below:Outstanding PerformanceU20s - Oscar JarmanSenior Male - Ben MeesSenior Female - Isabella McNallyV40 Male - Gary DayV40 Female - Emily DyeV50 Male - Tim BurrellV50 Female - Fiona PriceV60 Male - Robin Mark-ScholsV60 Female - Diane HierV70 Male - Peter CampbellV70 Female - Rosemary BarberMost ImprovedMale - Mark SpiersFemale - Adrienne BarthramUltramarathoner - Ben BlackwallBest BeginnerMale - Julian RoughleyFemale - Sharon WalterMost Promising New MemberMale - John NaishFemale - Molly BrahamPerseverance Award - Jack ProutThe Bomb - Gary MacAlisterDavid Griffiths Award - Dave BagshawAVR Road LeagueMale - Peter Veleski (1st), Gary Day (2nd), Paul Dredge (3rd)Female - Fiona Price (1st), Sharon Firkins (2nd), Annalie Ibison (3rd)AVR Off-Road LeagueMale - Frank Lamerton (1st), Richard Newman (2nd), Gary MacAlister (3rd)Female - Veryan Cranston (1st), Fiona Newman (2nd), Fiona Gibbs (3rd)Club ChampionshipSenior Male - Ben MeesV40 Male - Gary MacAlisterV50 Male - Chris SuterV60 Male - Robin Mark-ScholsSenior Female - Katie OliverV40 Female - Emily DyeV50 Female - Fiona PriceV60 Female - Diane HierV70 Female - Rosemary BarberWAVA AwardsMale - Chris SuterFemale - Diane HierAvon Valley Triathletes LeagueMale - Alan Best (1st), Will Whitmore (2nd), Steve Clark (3rd)Female - Emily Dye (1st), Annalie Ibison (2nd), Kathryn Butt (3rd)How Hard Did You TriMale - Alan BestFemale - Caroline ScottMost Improved Multi-Sport AthleteMale - Alan BestFemale - Emily DyeAVT Segment of the YearMale - Will Whitmore (1st), Alan Best (2nd), Darren Wrintmore (3rd)Female - Caroline Scott (1st), Jen Nattrass (2nd), Annalie Ibison (3rd)AVT Inspire and Motivate Award - Steve Clark

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AVR Wiltshire Half Marathon donate to Wiltshire Air Ambulance

31/01/2024 | Avon Valley Runners |

Today, the Wiltshire Air Ambulance was presented with a cheque for £2369.26 which was raised by the AVR Wiltshire Half Marathon which was held on November 26th 2023.

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