AVON Valley Runners celebrate their achievements and combine this with raising money for Dorothy House.

They had their annual presentation evening to highlight their successes.

Honorary Secretary for Avon Valley Runners, Vicky Bodman said: "Dorothy House was chosen because we put forward local charities to help and it got the most votes.

"There were many awards on the night including the fastest Marathon for a man from the club which was won by Rich Harding with a time of 2:47:51 at the Abingdon Marathon, the AVR women's road race league champion which was won by Gemma Knudsden and outstanding female beginner which was awarded to Sally Fawley.

Vicky added: "We raised over £700 for Dorothy House with our raffle where we had prizes donated from Tribe PT, Morafitness, DB Max Sports Timing & Events, Pound Arts Pegasus Ultra Running and White Star Running to name but a few."

The event also celebrates tri-athletes, volunteers and Goal Getters.

"The Goal Getters scheme is where you try and beat your personal bests from the previous year for your 5k, 10k and half marathon times.

It took place at the Civic Centre in Trowbridge. The president Denise Ellis presented certificates and trophies with chairman Warren Wade announcing them.

Avon Valley Runners is an inclusive running club open to people of all abilities. They run from Trowbridge Rugby Club on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

On a Thursday club runs are from Bradford on Avon. There are mixed abilities at all sessions. Information about training sessions are on: www.avonvalleyrunners.org.uk

People thinking of joining the club can run with us for three times for free but then would need to take up membership.