Club Championship/Race of 8

Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 and its effects on the race calendar. The Bitton Road Runners' committee debated whether to cancel or extend the Club Championship year. It was decided through vote to cancel the Club Championship and Race of 8 for the 2019/2020 membership year. Details of an intra-club competition will be announced shortly.
Posted: 25 August 2020

Sodbury Slog Update

For Immediate Release - 29th June 2020 Press Release

The Sodbury Slog - Event Cancellation

After closely monitoring the ongoing situation surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak and the guidance issued by the Government, we have today taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Sodbury Slog.

Despite the reduction in the rate of infections and easing of the national lockdown, it is still not clear when restrictions on mass gatherings of people for sporting events will be lifted, enabling running events such as ours take place. Because of this uncertainty we have decided, with only four months until the event, it is simply not possible for us to confidently push forward with the race this year.

With around 1100 runners taking part and over 100 volunteers enabling them to do so, we consider the safety of all our competitors, supporters, partners, and volunteers paramount. Without the clarity of being able to host an event safely we will not put them at risk.

Organised by Bitton Road Runners, the Sodbury Slog is an extremely popular and long- standing event in the South West running calendar. With 2020 being our 30th anniversary year, we have worked hard on plans to celebrate this, so we appreciate how disappointing this will be for a great many runners, but we are also sure everyone will understand why this decision has been made.

As much as a great muddy trawl through the South Gloucestershire countryside, the Sodbury Slog has always had the local community and charity at heart and has raised tens of thousands of pounds for good causes over the years. It is a heritage we fully intend to continue when we return, hopefully in November 2021.

Ira Rainey
Race Director 

Posted: 01 July 2020

Summer Speed and Tried and Tested Speed

Go to the coaching section of our website for 2 new exciting additons.

Hugh has put together a couple of Speed Endurance sessions you go tackle on your own and Will Has put an alternative to the Whitehall track sessions.

Please come back soon for more sessions as we will be added more!

Any questions please ask myself, Hugh or Will!

Posted: 12 June 2020

Awards Evening

Our virtual Awards Evening will take place next Friday, 1st May at 7pm and will be posted here on the evening.

For the final preview video, take a look here!

Posted: 25 April 2020

Race of 8 2020/2021

The Captains team have selected the following races for the 2020/2021 Race of 8 and approved by the committee, so time to get planning your races now.

1 Aug - Magor 10K. Enter here.

11 October - Grittleton 10K. Enter here. Use discount code 10KMBITTON

25 October - Stroud Half Marathon. Enter here.

22 November - Sutton Benger 5. Enter here. Use discount code SBBITTON

6 December - Bromham Pudding 10K

January - Slaughterford 9

March - Rodway 10K

1 race TBC

Links will be posted once races are open for entry.

Posted: 20 February 2020

Club vests

The club rules state that you should wear your club vest in all competitive races. Exceptions can be made for example if running for charity but only if you inform the committee at least 14 days in advance. Now the important bit - If you run without a vest then you effect the results of your club mates and this is unfair. Even if you dont intend to compete in the club championship or race of 8 you still effect the scores of those who do.   If you don't wear your vest for whatever reason then it's your responsibility to ensure that the website admins know this. You can tell any committee member or Rich Kershaw ( website admin) it's also important to enter your club name when entering races, it makes it much easier for website admins to find your results 

Posted: 13 May 2018