BATHALF entrants newsletter
Bath Half update
With just 2 weeks to go until race day we’ve been loving the warm weather and seeing more and more runners pounding the streets of Bath getting quality training and long runs under your belt before tapering ahead of the big day
We’re keeping a close eye on the weather forecast. The current weather can’t continue, and the forecast is for more stormy weather in the coming weeks, so we’re keeping everything crossed!
In the meantime we’ve got some important news to share with you about race day hydration and travel plans
All the best
Eliminating single use plastic at the BATHALF
At the BATHALF we’ve always worked hard to improve the sustainability of our event
We have achieved recycling rates of 69-86% for each of the last 5 years
Now we are embracing a new challenge – to eliminate single use plastic and bottled drinks at our event by 2021
This will be a journey for all of us – our runners, our suppliers, our volunteers and contractors – as we develop new processes and products
2019 will be the first step on that journey. This year we will :
Encourage runners to bring your own reusable bottles to the event, bottles which you have used during your training for the race
Provide water refill points in the Runners Village and at all on course aid stations for runners wanting to carry and refill your own bottles
Provide compostable cupped water at the last of our three water stations, as an alternative to bottled water
Replace bottled energy drink with HIGH5 Aqua Gel at the on-course feed station and ** recovery tabs ** in the goody bags
Work with our waste management contractor to ensure effective composting of cups
Ensure certification of end use for all recycled plastic drinks bottles
We welcome your feedback and suggestions
HIGH5 energy feed station relocated
This year we’re moving our HIGH5 energy feed station to a new location around the halfway point – just after the 10km mark
For race weekend travel arrangements, including trains, buses and parking, see our TRAVEL INFORMATION webpage
There will be engineering work between Bristol and Taunton on race day. For customers travelling to Bath from Bristol and Taunton it will mean a bus to Bristol Temple Meads for a train onwards to Bath. GWR are advising customers that journey times will be extended and recommending you allow extra time to get to the event
iTAB race medal personalisation
iTAB… the race medal personalisation that helps you to celebrate your achievement!
If you have already ordered your iTAB at time of entry, you don’t need to do anything more as it will be posted to you soon after race day.
To purchase an iTAB for your finisher medal CLICK HERE
Running the Virgin Money London Marathon?
Still not booked your accommodation?
Then contact WRP Tours. Now organising their 30th tour to the marathon, they have the expertise
to arrange your marathon weekend, leaving you to concentrate on the race.
Using comfortable 4* hotels staffed all weekend, they supply escorted tours, a spectator service and that all important coach to the start
for both you and your family. 1, 2, or 3 night packages still available.
Bath College pre-massage
Booking details for ‘at College’ pre event massages