Bitton Road Runner Time Trial Cup 20-21

Two months in and the results so far are:

Posted: 15 November 2020

Message from Ira Rainey- Sodbury Slog Ra

For as many years as I can remember I’ve found myself stood in the car park of Chipping Sodbury Sports Centre on Remembrance Sunday as the clock struck 11. I’ve always found the silence of one-thousand plus people bowing their heads in remembrance to be deafening, beautiful, and incredibly moving. This Remembrance Sunday that same car park will be silent once again, but it’s a different kind of silence this year, because none of us are there.

Back in the spring, as the coronavirus pandemic that has shaped so much of our lives this year seemed like just another virus that would pass, we deliberated hard on how best to plan for this year to ensure we didn’t take anyone’s money without knowing we could hold the event, or be able to return it if we couldn’t. Every angle and timeline we laid out in front of us was a difficult choice, with the ultimate choice being to not hold an event at all. Eventually that was the decision we took, and while at the time it was a hard call to make, it’s clear to see this morning that it was the right one.

Not since the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak of 2001 have the streets and muddy fields of Chipping Sodbury been so quiet on this special day. It would have been a very wet and muddy one this year for sure. With all the rain we’ve had over the autumn and even the rain today, there would be plenty of mud to go around. But that mud isn’t going anywhere, and it’ll all still be waiting next year, when we hope we will be ready to fill the car park with silence once again.

As we move into 2021 we will start to plan for the next race, the next time we will see each other in the mud of South Gloucestershire, and the next time we can smile as we dance with Terry the Tornado. Until then, stay safe.

When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Your Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today.

Posted: 08 November 2020

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

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