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Bath Half Corporate Challenge Newsletter February 2014

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Bath Half Corporate Challenge Newsletter.

With just over a week until race day the countdown is well and truly under way.

The rain and storms have been a continuous presence in the last few weeks. Our runners always battle through the tough winter months to be race fit by March, but this year has been particularly harsh.  Seeing you clocking up the miles and hearing about your training via social media is genuinely inspiring.

We’ve been really hoping that the race village would get some time to dry out before race day but that’s unfortunately not looking likely now. Although we’ve had a few dry days this week, heavy rain is forecast to continue so we are now looking at how we minimise the chances of a repeat of the Bath Half ‘mudfest’ of 2009 – which some of our Bath Halfers will remember less than fondly.

Please see our website for more information about Runners’ Village restrictions and look out for further announcements via our website and social media streams.

All race packs should have now been received. If you have not received your race pack then please get in touch.

Enjoy the next week – many of you will be no doubt reducing your mileage –so revel in the fact that you have the miles in your legs now and you can take things a little easier.

We’ll be back in touch in the week leading up to race day.

With best wishes,

Andrew Taylor
Race Director

Keep warm and dry at the start

When conditions are wet like this we recommend you bring some old trainers to wear before the start. Temperatures can be very low on race morning so please bring an old hoodie or jumper that can be discarded as you start. We will have a race charity on hand to collect and recycle all discarded clothing. No bin bags please – they have tripped our runners up at the start and just end up in landfill.


Getting to the race

The disruption to First Great Western services has been much publicised over the last couple of weeks so we thought it would be useful at this stage to put together the latest information on getting to race day.

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Race Day mobile site

The race day mobile site is now fully up to date and ready so that runners and spectators can have information at their fingertips on race day. The address of our mobile site is – alternatively, if you arrive at the Bath Half main website from your mobile device you will be asked whether you would like to view our race day site.

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BBC Radio Bristol Logo The Bath Half Marathon on BBC Radio Bristol - with you every step of the way

The BBC Radio Bristol team will once again be supporting the thousands that take on the Bath Half Marathon.

Tune in during the build up to the race for all the news and road closures – so you can plan ahead of Sunday.

On the day look out for one of our team to grab yourself a BBC Radio Bristol cheer board or spot yourself on the BBC BIG screen.

Then on Monday tune in for all the reaction from the race.

The Bath Half Marathon on BBC Radio Bristol – with you every step of the way


Bath Chronicle

We at the Bath Chronicle are delighted to be supporting the Bath Half Marathon and are proud to be media partners. Like anything worthwhile on such a scale one should never underestimate the hard work that goes into organising it. From the minute one half marathon finishes preparations are underway for the next. In much the same way as a newspaper and website are produced…the hard work continues.

At the Bath Chronicle and on we champion health campaigns and charitable causes, both of which make our city a better place to live and work in. We reflect the variety of people who make up this great city in much the same way as the Bath Half Marathon does.

The beauty of the Bath Half Marathon is that it not only provides a healthy boost for those who take part, but will also give a very healthy boost to charities big and small throughout Bath, the UK and indeed the world.

Another bonus for Bath is that the half marathon is a great advertisement for our city – a city that strives to achieve.

In our newspaper on Thursday, February 27th, we will be getting everyone geared up for the big day and as well as a preview of the event, we will also be updating all runners on issues such as parking and road closures. Also, don’t forget to pick up your souvenir copy of the Bath Half post race supplement, containing results and pictures from the big day, on sale Thursday March 6th.



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