Get set for en­try

Bath Chronicle - - NEWS -

Gen­eral en­try spa­ces for the 2019 Bath Half Marathon are fill­ing up quickly. With 85 per cent of tick­ets for the event sold, you need to look sharp if you would like to take part. Re­served char­ity spa­ces are still avail­able. British Heart Foun­da­tion is the lead char­ity for the event, with 130 oth­ers in­clud­ing many Bath-based lo­cal char­i­ties - also of­fer­ing places. Th­ese are also re­port­ing high de­mand though, so you still need to hurry. The race, which draws in huge crowds each year, is on a fast, flat, two lap course ideal for both elite and am­a­teur run­ners alike. Race di­rec­tor An­drew Tay­lor said: “Each year we con­duct a post-race run­ners sur­vey and both the at­mos­phere and fan­tas­tic lo­cal crowd sup­port are men­tioned as key rea­sons why run­ners will rec­om­mend to friends or fam­ily to run the race. “We do have a lot of first timers but we have a higher num­ber of re­peat run­ners who are look­ing for per­sonal best times, which on a course like ours is re­ally achiev­able. “Add this to the fact that our race is uniquely set in a beau­ti­ful city may also help ex­plain why we are sell­ing out ear­lier and ear­lier each year.” The Bath Half Marathon 2019 takes place on Sun­day 17th March 2019. The race starts and fin­ishes on Great Pul­teney Street, with more than 500 char­i­ties rep­re­sented at the event. To reg­is­ter for gen­eral en­try or to run for a char­ity visit www.bath­half.co.uk.

Thou­sands of run­ners take to the streets – as th­ese run­ners did last year – for Bath’s pop­u­lar half marathon

Pic­ture; Ar­tur Les­niak

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