The Sodbury Slog keeps packing them in

FIRST held in 1990 the Sodbury Slog, which tomorrow is again sponsored by Easy Runner, has become one of the most iconic off-road races in the West Country.

Organised by Bitton Road Runners, the race has again attracted a sell-out entry of 1,300 runners with many more turned away.sodburyslog

Boasting a lung-busting, trainer-ruining, hill-climbing, multi-terrain course this is not an event for the faint-hearted. The route uses the same paths, fields, ditches and mudbaths since its original inception in 26 years ago.

The race , which starts near Chipping Sodbury Common before heading out into south Gloucestershire, always coincides with Remembrance Sunday and is preceded by exhortation, a two minute silence and playing of the Last Post, which sets the scene for a memorable day. The race is then started at 11:05.