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Elite & Best for Age Entries


Rated by Athletics Weekly as the Fastest Spring Half Marathon, the Bath Half Marathon has long been established as one of the premier events in the UK Road Racing Calendar, with a quality British field and proven PB delivery. What better way could there be to kick off your ‘BIG CITY’ road race season.

We offer:

  • A generous cash only prize list – including reserved prizes for British athletes.
  • Free and reserved places for elite & best for age athletes meeting the criteria set out below.
  • Elite athletes will be allocated race numbers in Elite Start pens ‘A’ and ‘B’, and offered facilities in our elite marquee & warm up area.
  • Free best for age athletes will be allocated race numbers in the Best for Age start pen ‘C’ – immediately behind the elite start.

For Elite and Best for Age entries please use our enquiry form below:

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Prize list

Our £17,000 cash prize list covers men’s and women’s course records, plus all age categories of individuals from junior to veteran 65+, reserved prizes for British athletes, and athletic club teams in open and veteran categories.

View our 2020 Prize List.

Criteria for Elite and Best for Age places

  • Junior Male
    • Elite  – Sub 70 mins – Free Entry
    • Best for Age – Sub 73 mins – Free Entry
    • Best for Age – Sub 80 mins – Reserved Entry (£44.00)
  • Senior Male
    • Elite – Sub 66 mins – Free Entry
    • Best for Age – Sub 70 mins – Free Entry
    • Best for Age – Sub 75 mins – Reserved Entry (£44.00)
  • Male Vet 40
    • Elite – Sub 70 mins – Free Entry
    • Best for Age – Sub 75 mins – Free Entry
    • Best for Age – Sub 85 mins – Reserved Entry (£44.00)
  • Male Vet 50
    • Best for Age – Sub 85 mins – Free Entry
    • Best for Age – Sub 95 mins – Reserved Entry (£44.00)
  • Male Vet 60
    • Best for Age – Sub 100 mins – Free Entry
    • Best for Age – Sub 120 mins – Reserved Entry (£44.00)
  • Male Vet 70
    • Best for Age – Sub 120 mins – Free Entry
    • Best for Age – Sub 140 mins – Reserved Entry (£44.00)
  • Accommodation and/or travel expenses (Male)

    Sub 66 mins (subject to availability)

  • Junior Female
    • Elite – Sub 80 mins – Free Entry
    • Best for Age – Sub 85 mins – Free Entry
    • Best for Age – Sub 95 mins – Reserved Entry (£44.00)
  • Senior Female
    • Elite – Sub 75 mins – Free Entry
    • Best for Age – Sub 80 mins – Free Entry
    • Best for Age – Sub 90 mins – Reserved Entry (£44.00)
  • Female Vet 40
    • Elite – Sub 80 mins – Free Entry
    • Best for Age – Sub 90 mins – Free Entry
    • Best for Age – Sub 100 mins – Reserved Entry (£44.00)
  • Female Vet 50
    • Best for Age – Sub 100 mins – Free Entry
    • Best for Age – Sub 110 mins – Reserved Entry (£44.00)
  • Female Vet 60
    • Best for Age – Sub 110 mins – Free Entry
    • Best for Age – Sub 120 mins – Reserved Entry (£44.00)
  • Female Vet 70
    • Best for Age – Sub 130 mins – Free Entry
    • Best for Age – Sub 150 mins – Reserved Entry (£44.00)
  • Accommodation and/or travel expenses (Female)

    Sub 75 mins (subject to availability)

  • UKA Affiliated Club Teams (Male)

    4 to score – Sub 4hrs 40 mins

    Free places for scoring team members plus 1 reserve

  • UKA Affiliated Club Teams (Female)

    3 to score = Sub 4 hrs 15 mins

    Free places for scoring team members plus 1 reserve

Past winners

The Bath Half has been staged on it’s current 2-lap course, subject to a few minor adjustments, each year since 1982 and boasts an illustrious list of former winners.

Our latest (2019) winners were Christopher Thompson (1:03:09) and Kate Reed (1:12:44).

Past men’s winners include Nigel Gates, John Wheway, Steve Anders (course record holder for 18 years), Colin Walker, Steve Brace, Stuart Hall and Simon Tonui. In 2016 Matthew Mbithi set a new men’s course record of 61:44.

Past women’s winners include Veronique Marot, Hayley Nash, Karen Mcleod, Annie Emmerson and Susan Partridge. Andrea Wallace’s 14-year old course record was broken in 2007 by Liz Yelling in 69:27.

View a full list of our past winners.

 

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