Virtual Bath Half 1,000 finishers to date

Virtual Bath Half 1,000 finishers to date

Over 1,000 runners have now completed the Virtual Bath Half





Sarah Wilkinson : founder of the Virtual Bath Half Marathon facebook group

The Virtual Bath Half was set up to allow registered Bath Half Marathon entrants and Family Fun Run entrants choosing not to run the race out of concerns over coronavirus to complete the half marathon distance around their home location, and to still raise sponsorship for their charities, and to receive their official race finisher medal and T-shirt

We are delighted to be able to recognise the achievement of those of our Bath Halfers who chose not to join us on the streets of Bath on race day, but instead to run the distance closer to home, many wearing their race numbers with pride.  It’s a great achievement to run a half marathon at the best of times, let alone doing it on your own, that’s really tough, and for those of you who ran in the rain on race day, without crowds is an extra badge of honour.  Your run may have been ‘Virtual’ but your blisters are real enough

We’d particularly like to thank Sarah Wilkinson, founder of the Virtual Bath Half Marathon facebook group who helped co-ordinate and inspire entrants to run your own distance

Registered Bath Half entrants have until 15th April to complete their run, register and upload evidence of their performance on-line through the race website – see Virtual Bath Half for details

Run Safely

  • Current government advice allows for one daily outdoor exercise session, with no limit on duration or distance
  • Stick to quieter trails or paths that you can run to from home. Try running early in the morning or later in the evening rather than at peak times
  • Respect the importance of social distancing, keeping at least 2 metres from other people. Cross the road or path if you need to, or wait for people to pass
  • Don’t overdo it. Pushing yourself too hard can lower your immune system, making you more vulnerable to illness
  • Listen to your body, if you have any COVID-19 symptoms do not run and follow the government’s self-isolation advice