PROVISIONAL Helphire Bath Half-Marathon

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14/09/2004 at 15:37
Just had a good run at the Bristol Half Marathon and looking forward to Bath. Has anyone seen any entry forms yet?
14/09/2004 at 16:52
Nope, but in true Bath Half-Marathon style, its delayed until next week (thats if you have entered last year) or it will be open to applications on Monday 4th October.

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14/09/2004 at 17:14
Wanted to do this one this year but was full before I even saw an enrty form so did and enjoyed Reading instead.
Does the delay from the council on road closures mean that they are going to increase the capacity of the race?
14/09/2004 at 17:18
Yep, they are trying to increase it from 5000 to 7500 for next year.
14/09/2004 at 17:34
Foolish considering last year's debacle. I also see they are persisting with the silly 'chip in your number' rather than champiochips, which work and don't cause nipple chaffing - Officially I didn't run last year....

But I will do it again if only 'cos I get to drink some Smiles beer when down west and it should be a decent trot before the FLM
14/09/2004 at 17:43
............. wouldn't touch it with a barge pole this year........... or any other year come to that!
14/09/2004 at 18:13
i have to say after doing the bristol on sunday it made we realise how disorganised/ pricey Bath really was this year...but would still like to give it ago again as despite all the hassle of getting race number the day before etc I had a really good run...hopefully they will use the mistakes made this year to make next years better??!
14/09/2004 at 18:33
I'm sure we can find you some Smiles somewhere other than Bath, Toucan - I feel a need for some "research" coming on!!
15/09/2004 at 08:09
Felt much aggreived by the poor organisation last year and swore blind I wouldn't go near it in 2005. That said, time has mellowed me, and at the end of the day it's a good excuse to return to the old stomping ground... so I'll be there.
15/09/2004 at 09:18
Rocks.... Ditto. And I wasn't in any of the photos either - maybe it was all a bad dream.

Did plenty of Smiles research on the Friday night before bristol. I suppose I should aim to be drinking 'Gem' before bath.
15/09/2004 at 10:08
OK, So last years organisation was not up to scratch and the course is more a tour of the Thompsons Directory than the architectural delights of Bath - that said it is still my local Half and I look forward to supporting it once again. Just wish I could lay my hands on an entry form.
15/09/2004 at 10:17
I done the Bath 1/2 last year and really enjoyed it, I even ran a PB. Did enter this year, but because I changed jobs and moved, my training stopped and I didn't race. By the sounds of it I'm glad I didn't. I am thinking about entering the race next year, I just hope it's more organised.
15/09/2004 at 10:19
Oh, I like what they say on their website:

"We intend moving exclusively to on-line entries (with no postal entries) in 2006"

This is a bit unfair for those without internet access and credit cards.
15/09/2004 at 12:38
Just pointed out that the date at the top of this thread say Sat 19th March 2005 but Bath HM says Sunday 20th 2005.
Toucan, Abbey Ales is the only beer brewed in Bath as Bath Ales is brewed on the outskirts of Bristol
15/09/2004 at 13:05
Never tried it.. Will seek it out after the half.
15/09/2004 at 13:54
I entered this year but got injured, just working back up to the distance but would like to run it next year. have been looking weekly on website. So next week it is!
15/09/2004 at 13:59
That's what they say this week Skipp ;-)
15/09/2004 at 13:59
I'm still not too sure if I'm going to enter or not. Although the thought of a pint or 2 of Abbey Ales after the race is very tempting. I lived in Bath for just under a year and it would be nice to go back there again for a couple of days and try the local brew again.
15/09/2004 at 19:33
I'm never going to enter this race ever ever ever again!!!

And anyway....I know where there's a much better race on Sunday 20th March.

<<drum roll>>

Announcing the 'HOGWEED HILLY HALF'

A challenging half marathon, much cheaper than the Bath fiasco too ;)
15/09/2004 at 21:19
What's the beer like?
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