Bath Half Marathon: Thousands take part
- 2 March 2014
- From the section Somerset
Thousands of club and fun runners have run alongside elite athletes in the Bath Half Marathon.
The 13.1-mile (21.1km) race started and finished in Great Pulteney Street and took runners along a two-lap route straddling the River Avon.
It was won by Nicholas Kirui in a time of 1:03:13; the first woman over the line was Perendis Lekapana in 1:10:53.
Last year Ethiopian runner Tewodros Shiferaw won with a time of 63 minutes 26 seconds.
The majority of those taking part had completed the course in two-and-a-half hours.
In 2013 the event raised more than £1.5m for charity, event organisers said.
Those travelling to Bath on Sunday were being warned of traffic diversions - in particular the closure of the A431 between Penn Hill, Bath and Kelston.
Many on-street parking places have also been suspended across the city for the day.