Avebury8 Nine

- Sunday 26 November 2017

 

Click HERE for the results of the 2017 "Avebury8 Nine"

 
 

Race Photos

Huge thanks go to Paul Appleby, who shot a terrific set of photos on the day.  They can be viewed here, or on the Avebury 8 Facebbok page.
 
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This year’s Avebury8 Nine* will take place on Sunday 26 November.  The race will be based at the Avebury Sports & Social Club, Beckhampton Road, Avebury SN8 1RD, start time 10:30.
 
This year we want to do things slightly differently.  We are hoping to raise funds for our favourite charity, the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.  The Air Ambulance provides expert, often life-saving services across our region, and as a charity relies almost entirely on donations to keep flying.  Thank you to everyone who took up the option to donate as part of the entry fee - we really appreciate your generosity.  There will be a further chance to give to the Air Ambulance on race day - your donations for cakes will go to the fund!
 
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Please note: this year the National Trust have changed the arrangements that have been in place since the race started, and they will no longer provide free parking other than for National Trust members.. 
We have reached an agreement with the Avebury Sports & Social Club to make parking available to non National Trust members on the sports field adjacent to the Club. We will include full details of parking arrangements when we send race info to all entrants, shortly before the event.
Please follow the directions of our marshals on the day.
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*We have tweaked the name of the race this year as the route is nearer 9 miles than 8 – but the “Avebury8” has been with us for many years so we’re not dropping the original name!

The Avebury8 Nine is a 9-mile-ish trail race which takes place in the Wiltshire countryside, starting and finishing at Avebury, a World Heritage Site famed for its stone circle. The route follows byways and bridleways and can be wet, muddy, rutted and difficult under foot.

Race HQ will be at the Avebury Sports & Social Club, just beside the stone circle on the Beckhampton Road.  The start will be in Bray Street as usual, and the end of the race will take runners over the Neolithic 'causewayed enclosure' of Windmill Hill, then back to the village High Street to finish next to the club house.
(In the event of flooding of the fields coming off Windmill Hill we may have to make some last minute route changes, but the finish will still be at the Sports & Social Club.)

Commemorative mugs, by White Horse Pottery, for all finishers.  Winners' prizes.  And cakes!

Held under Association of Running Club Rules - Permit number ARC17/436.  Minimum age 17 years.

Previous Years

 

Date Results Photos
27 Nov 2016 2016 results  
29 Nov 2015 2015 results Photos
18 Nov 2014 2014 results Photos
17 Nov 2013 2013 results Photos
18 Nov 2012 2012 results Photos
20 Nov 2011 2011 results  
21 Nov 2010 2010 results Photos (1), Photos (2), and Photos (3)
15 Nov 2009 2009 results Photos
16 Nov 2008 2008 results Photos
25 Nov 2007 2007 results Photos
26 Nov 2006 2006 results  
27 Nov 2005 2005 results  
  2003 results