RunTogether: Important information for r

You may have read in the Evening Post that last nights Oldland Abbotonians
football match was postponed due to a suspected case of coronavirus.

We have been in touch with OAFC and informed that someone present at the
OAFC Club on Saturday became unwell yesterday and has today taken a
coronavirus test. They are awaiting the results.

In view of this, we have taken the decision to relocate all of tomorrow
nights runs to either School Rd, Warmley Station or Bitton Station. To avoid
crowding the start time of some sessions will be brought forward slightly.

The revised location/time of your run can be found Run Together.

The Club Committee met tonight and discussed today's announcement by the
Government and the implications going forward. A link to the latest update
from England Athletics is below, as you can see its early days.

We will inform you, via a club wide email, of the actions we will be taking
once the situation becomes clearer.

If your are running tomorrow please remember to wear high viz, stay in your
group (no more than 6) and keep 2mtrs separation at all times.

However, we fully understand if you wish to cancel your session for
tomorrow night.

Take care

Steve Herring
COVID-19 Co-ordinator

Posted: 09 September 2020

Club Sessions Bookings

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

Bitton Road Runners - Return to Running

We trust you and your families are all keeping safe.  

Our club Tuesday and Thursday Run Together sessions are going from strength to strength with 65 members now registered with Run Together. However, if we are not offering you the training sessions you want email Terry ( and he will try and set something up for you.

Current Government and England Athletics guidance states that "Informal activity or that outside the Covid Secure Environment must still be within two household units or groups of no more than 6". Our Club sessions will therefore remain at 5+1 until we have achieved Covid-19 Secure Environment status

We are working towards being able to declare Bitton Road Runners as an Covid Secure Environment by the beginning of September. This will enable us to increase the number of runners per session to 12 plus a coach. Hopefully, this will coincide with us being able to return to the club on a Tuesday night.  

We are also working on a process to enable new members to join the Club. If you know anyone who wishes to join ask them to email Terry. 

Please remember that:

  • All sessions must be booked in advance via the Run Together online booking system, which is only available to paid up club members. The Run Together system will ensure that as a club we fulfil our responsibilities regarding the NHS Test and Trace System. You can download the Run Together Runner App for your smartphone from your App provider.
  • Places in each group are limited to 5 runners plus a coach and are on a first come, first served basis. Access to the booking system is via the link on the Club Web site. Runners who attend on the night without booking will not be permitted to partake in the session. 
  • Sorry but it is a limitation of Run Together that you cannot see who else has booked a session.
  • All current Government and EA guidelines must be observed including keeping a 2 mtr distance.  EA guidance can be found here
  • Toilet and changing facilities will not be available at the start venues
  • Runners should arrive ready to run and leave as soon as the session is complete.
  • All runners must bring their own bottle of hand sanitiser and drinking water. Car keys are not to be left with others or at the start location.
  • All sessions are 50p which should be dropped in the collection bucket, correct money only please
  • Five Club 10k routes have been reviewed to minimise Covid Risks and will be available plus the normal Thursday sessions. All sessions will be coach lead.
  • Runners and coaches should comply with all public health restrictions and avoid high risk behaviour outside the Club setting to reduce the risk to their fellow runners when they do attend a club session or venue.

Following EA guidance anyone who has attended one of our Run Together sessions and subsequently tests positive for COVID should complete the UKA COVID-19 tracking form. A link to the form can be found here hopefully you never have to complete it. 

Please Note that:
The Oldland Abbotonians FC (OAFC) bar will be open from 19:30 to 21:00 hrs on Thursday nights. Bitton Road Runner Members who choose to use the bar do so at their own Risk and must provide contact details to OAFC for their Test and Trace process. Using the bar will be defined as entering the OAFC club house. 

Finally, we appreciate that some of you may not feel ready to recommence running in groups of any size. We fully understand and look forward to welcoming you back when you feel the time is right. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email steve.herring@bittonroadrunners or speak to a member of the committee. 


Keep safe

Steve Herring

BRR Covid Co-Ordinator

Posted: 23 August 2020

Important info (2) Change of date AGM/ E



We did e mail you on 15 June saying we hoped to combine the AGM/EGM on 10 September but this might not have been clear to all members. Therefore we have decided to push back the AGM/ EGM to 24 September in order to ensure that we have enough time to carry out all processes in line with the constitution.


Therefore the new timetable is:


24th SeptemberAGM/ EGM on Zoom- log in details will be sent nearer the time  


19th August Nominations for Captains/ Vice Captains opened

3rd SeptemberNominations close ( this is an extended period)

8th SeptemberElectronic voting for Captains and Vice Captains opens if there is more than one nomination 

10th SeptemberAgenda and other documentation sent out 

22 SeptemberElectronic voting closes



Nominations for Club Captains/ Vice Captains with a nominator and a seconder who are current club members to be emailed to 

Posted: 20 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

Speed Endurance Summer Schedule

Heads up for you!

The Speed Endurance Schedule that would normally run on Tuesday evenings from the clubhouse has been updated.

You can now carry on completing these sessions until we go back to normality.

You will find the schedule under the coaching tab of this website.

Please remember to choose a safe enviroment when completed your runs at pace.

Any questions please email or message Tez.

Miss you all!

Posted: 07 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