In short: Tough but rewarding In full: Tough but rewarding. Not the first time I have done an event like this is certainly the muddiest and the steepest!! Great Atmosphere. The last post being played at the start was very moving. Will come back but probably 2014 as already busy this time next year!! Date of review: November 12, 2012
In short: What is not to like apart from the mud, ditches, mud, steep up hill sections, mud, long slippery down hill section and the special shinny smelly mud? Seriously this is what running is all about great crowd, great place, great race. Why oh why more In full: What is not to like apart from the mud, ditches, mud, steep up hill sections, mud, long slippery down hill section and the special shinny smelly mud? Seriously this is what running is all about great crowd, great place, great race. Why oh why more people don’t race off road is beyond me! Special mention to all the marshals without which the race couldn’t go ahead…..especially the lass around mile five who most definitely didn’t fall ar*e first into the brown stuff while getting ready to clap as I passed. You see I told you I could keep a secret….dooh! See you again next year Date of review: November 12, 2012
In short: Muddy fantastic! In full: What a wonderful,wonderful race it was! If race is the right word! From the pre race warm up and a very moving 2 minute silence through to running and slogging with so many lovely people,this has to have been my favourite event of the year! A massive thank you to the marshalls,water station ladies and gents,jelly bean babes and the landowners. I hope I can get an entry for next year too! Date of review: November 12, 2012
In short: Simply the best! In full: Once again the Sodbury Slog shows everyone exactly how a race should be organised, and it's easy to run out of superlatives when rating it.
Everything was spot-on, right from the moment you enter the town of Chipping Sodbury with signs to the race HQ and parking.
Pre-race went like clockwork, no delays collecting race number and chip, well-manned baggage area and plentiful loos. Warm-up dancing 'Gangnum style' and of course the reading of the last post before the run is a highlight of the year.
I thought it was just my appalling lack of fitness catching up with me but I have been informed that yes, it was in fact muddier than usual this year. A lot of fun though and a great training exercise.
We were blessed with glorious weather this year which meant I could take in the gorgeous views of the countryside, not something I always manage to do.
Very friendly runners and some friendly and encouraging spectators, unusual for an off-road event. Marshals ezxcellent as always, handing out drinks and jelly beans en route. And Hi to the nice young lady from Cardiff I was chatting to on the way back to the car!
Fantastic value for money meant an excellent goodie bag at the end including a lovely long-sleeved t-shirt, plus I bought a technical one for training!
It really doesn't get better than this and as long as nothing changes will be a constant on my race calendar. See you next year. Date of review: November 12, 2012
In short: Hard work, but great fun. In full: So much mud and so many enthusiastic marshalls, combined with great weather to make this a really enjoybale and tough event. Def be back again next year. Date of review: November 12, 2012
In short: Brill. looking forward to next year. In full: No rain to wash the mud off and it ended up being baked on by the sun! Entered my son this year (and beat him) for the first time and now he's discovered how much fun there is to be had. Great course obviously designed by a very disturbed person:) Date of review: November 12, 2012
In short: My favourite race each year! In full: This was my 4th Slog and I loved every minute of it. The weather was perfect today, the mud was plentiful, the atmosphere was great. Fun having that guy doing the dancey warm-up! Excellent goody bag. Very well organised. Thanks for the jelly beans along the way too - there's nothing like eating them from muddy smelly hands! Date of review: November 11, 2012