Bath is a World Heritage City and hosts one of the most popular and longest running half marathons in the UK. Last year 15,000 runners pounded the streets as 30,000 spectators cheered them on, raising over 1.5 million pounds for charity.
It is a fast course - Athletics Weekly has previously championed it as "the fastest sprng half marathon course in the UK". One of the best things about this race is the entertainment - expect several bands and cheering points by many of the charities involved. There is also a fun run of roughly 1.5 miles that is open to all ages and abilities.
The flat two lap course manages to avoid the hills that surround the city by straddling either side of the River Avon. The first mile takes you gently downhill towards Churchill Bridge before rising past Green Park Station and around Queen Square (where there is loads of support from spectators).
The race continues along Charlotte Street before undulating along Newbridge Road and a slight incline up the New Bridge before heading back into the city centre via pancke flat Bristol Road. Runners then complete the lap again before a fantastic 200 metre finish along Great Pulteney Street - a 46 feet wide Georgian boulevard, a fitting finish to a race well run!
Great support, great back up.
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