Congratulations to Eleanor Machin

24 Nov 2021, by ablahatherell in News

Congratulations to Eleanor on Running the Sodbury Slog on Remembrance Sunday

Eleanor, The Heilbronn Institute Manager, is a keen runner, she keeps physically and mentally fit by running several times a week. However, the Sodbury Slog is quite simply not for the faint-hearted.  This is a lung-busting, trainer-ruining, hill-climbing, multi-terrain challenge held over and through some of South Gloucestershire’s most stunning countryside.

The Route: Starting at Chipping Sodbury School the course heads out through the centre of the small market town and into the surrounding countryside. The route is mostly run over private land, and takes in a number of water features and strategically-placed obstacles, before ending up back at the school after covering approximately ten country miles.

Attracting around 1300 runners from all around the globe, the race is run each year on Remembrance Sunday. To commemorate the fallen, the event is preceded by an exhortation, two minutes silence, and the playing of the Last Post, all of which sets the scene for a very memorable day.

Many Congratulations Eleanor!

Image caption: Elenaor and friends wearing fancy dress costumes as cavewomen.