The Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park Bog Stomp 2018 is now only two months away, however there is still plenty time to sign up and get some training in. The event is a 10k off road trail run which leaves Greenock Cut Visitor Centre at 10am on Sunday 2nd September.
Entry is only £20 and includes a goody bag with finishers’ medal, a technical event t shirt and a £5 donation to our chosen charity Erskine. We also have a charity entry rate where if you raise a minimum sponsorship of £50 for Erskine you can enter at £10. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the exclusive entry promo code and they can also provide information and ideas on how to collect sponsorship money.
Enter online via the Clyde Muirshiel website: www.clydemuirshiel.co.uk/event/bog-stomp-2018/ Online entry does close at 3pm on Friday 31st August. You can still enter on the day with £20 cash but please leave additional time when registering to complete an entry form. Entries after Monday 13th August are not longer guaranteed correct t-shirt size but we will try our best.
When asked what the participants enjoyed about the event in 2017, comments included:
“The route (starting very tough but then getting easier towards the finish) is excellent and – as far as I know – unique! I’ll certainly try to be back next year!”
“It was my first ever run and it was a very good challenge for me can’t wait to do it again next year”
“The hills and scenery! And the friendliness of all the staff and volunteers”
“Scenery, friendliness, terrain, facilities, goody bag & t shirt”
Richard Cooper, who has run the race 2 years in a row with his son Kieran, said:
“It was a fantastic hilly trail run for the excellent Erskine charity. The staff, marshals and volunteers were all brilliant throughout. And what an absolutely brilliant course it turned out to be. Hills, bogs, tracks, lochs, and fantastic views all the time. What a playground we have on our doorstep. Hopefully next year will see a lot more runners on the start line for what really is an excellent race, and lots of fun too!!”
The route itself covers a mixture of terrain in the hills of Inverclyde, affording beautiful views down the River Clyde. The initial ascent is steep, climbing Dunrod Hill, it then gently undulates across tufted and grassy moorland with the odd trail and reservoir track until the home stretch which follows a gravelly and tarmac track alongside Compensation Reservoir back to the Visitor Centre.