Thousands of runners and spectators will descend on the beautiful city of Bristol on Sunday 13 September 2015 for the annual Bristol Half Marathon – one of the most popular road races in the UK.
Now in its 27th year, the race has a long successful history having staged the World Half Marathon in 2001 when runners taking part were able to follow in the footsteps of British legend Paula Radcliffe and Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia. Thousands of people turned out to watch Paula cross the finish line in the record-breaking time of 66 minutes 47 seconds and Gebrselassie take first place in the men’s race with an impressive time of 60 minutes 3 seconds.
The Bristol Half Marathon is a scenic, sea-level route – which has huge potential for those chasing a personal best – starting and finishing in Bristol’s historic Harbourside, the route takes runners out and back along the Portway, through the stunning Avon Gorge, and twice under Brunel’s famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
The race starts and finishes close to the city centre and with excellent transport links from all over the UK, it’s easy to get to Bristol and back in a day – or why not spend the weekend in this great city!