Bath Half Marathon 2008

Overpriced?

12 messages
06/09/2007 at 09:06

I cannot believe that Bath next year is costing £30.

I know it is a cracking race in a most beautiful city,but really can this cost now be justified given that the numbers taking part is increasing year on year?

As a comparison, Hereford Half £12, Glasgow Half £25,Cardiff £25,London Marathon £28.

I really am sorry Bath,but after being there for 12 out of the past 14 Halfs I have to say "No more".

I wish you all the best but I feel now you may only be attracting first timers,who once they realise the cost may actually not return and that you are making it difficult for the many club runners who week in week out support many races all over the country.

 

06/09/2007 at 09:35

Don't think I'd ever pay that much for a half marathon!

06/09/2007 at 09:36

One more chance of a place for me me me!

06/09/2007 at 12:58

Blimey £30 is a bit steep. But then if you live in the area finding other halfs further away will probably cost you the difference in transport. So I'd enter if I lived in or around Bath but wouldn't travel from further afield.

I think the Fleet half is 16 Mar too so I'll be doing that myself.

06/09/2007 at 13:23

Fleet is further for me to travel from South Wales but still can work out cheaper,certainly when accomodation is needed.

I still feel Bath is one of the best races in the country (and long may it continue) but for now it'll have to do without me.

06/09/2007 at 14:28

It'll be Fleet for me then..........

V to expense races from me

06/09/2007 at 19:32
If you look back at last year's forum thread, one of the race directors kindly explained why the Bath half was expensive compared to other races.   I'm up for it again in 2008, although one of the attractions for me is that it was my first half...in 1984, and I'm still going.
06/09/2007 at 20:53
He certainly did.
Still doesn't make it right though.
06/09/2007 at 21:51
What about Hogweed Hilly Half - 15 miles from Bath and I believe £12 entry - not sure if week before or week after Bath
07/09/2007 at 08:53
March 30th 2008 is HHH IV
07/09/2007 at 09:39
Have paid less for full marathons! Very tempted to do it though as have not tackled it before.
03/03/2013 at 20:20

Just finished the Bath Half- this is a really well organised race-very speedy through bag drop and again medal/goodies at the end-all the RAF/Army cadets were great- will be ack afin next year.

 


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