KEEN followers of the Bath half marathon – and there are many – will be interested to know that the 2016 event two weeks today (Sunday March 13th) will mark a minor milestone.
Runners prize continuity in race courses so that they can compare their times – improving or otherwise – from year to year so the news that this year’s event will be the last on the current route will be of great interest.
“This will be the last race on the old course,” said race director Andrew Taylor.
“Next year we will have to make changes as there is re-development of Green Park with work having already begun.
“Green Park Road is going to be sunk to river level with a park area created so the road is going to be diverted behind the bus station.
“It is not a major change but there will be adjustments and it does mean the course will have to be re-measured for the first time since 2006 with mile markers all altered and the route will be new for 2017.
The race, which was first held in 1982, has long been a sell-out with all 15,000 places snapped up for one of the most popular events of its kind in the country.