Results for the 2019 Bath Half and Family Fun Run

Battle of the Bands

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Congratulations to Drumcan winner of our 219 Battle of the Bands competition, as voted by our half marathon finishers

“Having ran the Bath Half Marathon in 2016 the thing that struck me was how much energy and atmosphere the bands provide. Since then I have applied to take part in the BOTB competition every year so naturally I was really excited to be given the opportunity this year.

Playing to all the runners was a really great experience and all the cheering, thumbs up and run/dancing past help me as much as my music hopefully help every one competing! 

Winning the competition – and the £500 is really special so a HUGE THANK YOU to each and every runner that took the time to vote!! The prize money will be split and donated to two charities with special significance to myself, firstly Dorothy House and secondly, The Bowel Movement so again, THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to vote!!!”

On behalf of all of us at Bath Half HQ, we would like to say congratulations to Drumcan and a huge thank you to all of the bands that played on race day.

The Battle of the Bands competition offers local musicians the chance to play on race day, adding to the unique atmosphere that makes the BATHALF one of the most popular road races in the UK.

It’s a 2-lap race, so runners get to pass each band twice, and to vote for their favourite in a runners’ poll after the race, with the winning band receiving a cash prize of £500.

Battle of the Bands adds something special to the Bath Half, contributing to the amazing atmosphere of the event, and entertaining both runners and spectators. We had eight bands playing this year playing a variety of music from samba and jazz to rock, pop and drum & base.  Feedback shows runners love the music on the course, particularly on the quieter sections away from the city centre

2019 Bands:

Folk Lift Truck – Churchill Bridge (Mile 1, mile 6.5 and mile 11). High energy ‘Rockgrass’ band!

DrumcanGreen Park Road (Mile 1.5 and mile 7). High energy electronic and drum & bass hits

Bath Spa Big BandQueen Square (Mile 2 and mile 7.5). Bath Spa University’s Big Band Society 

Prospect StyleVictoria Pub & Kitchen, Upper Bristol Road (Miles 2.5 and 8). Seven-piece rock n pop band

FortitudeAndrews Estate Agents, Newbridge Road (Mile 3 and mile 8.5). Four-piece rock band

The OdysseyWay Ahead Care, Twerton, Lower Bristol Road (Mile 5 and mile 10). 4-piece electro rock band

Batala BristolAldridges of Bath, Twerton, Lower Bristol Road (Mile 4.5 and mile 10). Energetic, samba-reggae drums

KES Soul – Platinum Toyota Dealership, Lower Bristol Road (Mile 6.5 and mile 11.5). King Edwards School’s soul ensemble