Runners ploughing on at the Sodbury Slog race

Keep calm and Slog on

Get down and dirty in this tough off-road race.

Everyone’s favourite the Sodbury Slog is back in business on Sunday 14 November with obstacles, water and mud to look forward to. This is what the running community needs after being stuck at home in lockdown doing Zoom workouts...

‘Here’s mud in your eye’ is a toast to a fellow drinker and we raise a glass or two to the Sodbury Slog, a 10 mile multi-terrain race for runners of all abilities in the picturesque South Gloucestershire countryside. Participants will have mud in their eyes and on their bodies as they navigate ditches, paths and fields that will be claggy and wet – even more so in November! Not forgetting the immersive qualities of the ‘Sheep Dip’ and ‘Pig Trough’ obstacles. 

14 November is Remembrance Sunday and the race pays tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice with an exhortation followed by a two minute silence then the Last Post. 

Then off they go from Chipping Sodbury School, through the town and into the country with the majority of the course on private land (access kindly granted by local farmers). The terrain is challenging but doable and there are plenty of signs and marshals to prevent anyone from getting lost. 

There are individual and team prizes and every finisher receives a new Sodbury Slog medal. There will be water, bananas and flapjacks at the finish.

Organisers Bitton Road Runners have worked hard to bring back the Slog, a popular and respected event which is also ethically minded and socially aware. They have raised substantial amounts of money for charity over the years and in 2021 are supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Jessie May. 

There are only a few places left so enter now at the Sodbury Slog website.  

Image courtesy of Chris Gardner. 

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