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Bath Half Marathon

Running High Events Ltd

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Great Pulteney St, Bath, BA2 4DP, United Kingdom

Distance Date
Half Marathon ?

21.00KM

Run

March 15, 2020

Overview

The Vitality Bath Half Marathon is a fast flat course, straddling both sides of the river Avon and avoiding all the hills surrounding the City. It is an ‘honest’ two-lap course with proven PB (‘personal best’ time) criteria, entirely traffic-free (full road closures throughout). Even at the front end you’ll have plenty of company to pull you round for a good time.

This is a ‘Big City’ race, starting & finishing at the same point in Great Pulteney Street – with a roadway spanning 46 feet – one of the widest Georgian boulevards in Europe and a course that threads through the heart of this historic city.

The first mile is gently downhill down Pulteney Road to Churchill Bridge – so resist all temptations to go off too fast.

You then follow two identical laps from Churchill Bridge, gently rising up past Green Park Station, a gentle ‘pull’ round Queen Square (the most crowded spot for spectators on the course), then down Charlotte Street and out along the Upper Bristol Road, gently undulating along Newbridge Road, and a longer ‘pull’ up to the ‘New Bridge’ at the beginning of the dual carriageway. From the ‘Twerton Fork’ the race heads back towards the City centre, pancake flat along Lower Bristol Road, before crossing over Churchill Bridge and up Green Park again for the beginning of the second lap. At the end of the second lap the runners pass across Churchill Bridge, finally rising gently (but remorselessly) back up Pulteney Road all the way to the finish with a dramatic last 200 metres in Great Pulteney Street.



What athletes are saying

The characteristics which best describe Bath Half Marathon, as voted on by past participants.


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The Event

Supports good cause 2
Spectator friendly 2
Great medal 1
Family friendly 1
Exciting event village 1
Festival atmosphere 1
Good public transport links 1
Bucket list event 1
Ideal for beginners 1
Useful pre-race info 1
PB potential 1
Well-stocked goody bag 1


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Course Profile

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Review Highlights

Below are the top three aspects of the Bath Half Marathon, as determined by athlete reviews.

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4.82
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Registration Process
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4.80
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Local Support
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4.65
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Ease of Navigation
All Time Average
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2020 Average
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Reviewed 1 month ago

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This was the first time I have run the Bath 1/2 and it was really great apart from the weather it rained all day. The race village turned into a mud pit which was a shame.I ran for the a charity called Time is Precious who were amazing throughout the whole day I will defiant...Read full review

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Reviewed 2 months ago

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The race village was located next to Bath rugby club Marquees were in place on the grass area for the various charity runners and bag drop, etc There was a call for runners to make their way to the start areas/pens. Following the signs corresponding with your bib colour led yo...Read full review

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Reviews (40)

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