Thousands are getting ready to toe the line at one of the UK’s fastest 13.1 mile races this weekend with Bristol Half Marathon taking place on Sunday (13 September).
Special cheer points are located along the course where spectators can look out for some of the UK’s leading distance runners competing this year. They include elite runners Phil Wicks, Paul Martelletti, Jenny Spink, Hayley Munn and Tracey Barlow. An international influence will be provided by Kenyan runners Moris Muene, Christopher Cheruiyot, Teresiah Omosa and Damaris Kemunto Areba.
Lord Mayor, Councillor Clare Campion-Smith will signal the start of the Bristol Half Marathon at 9.30am, with a second wave at 10.00am.
The Lord Mayor said: “I am delighted to have the honour of starting the 27th running of this prestigious event. Sadly, unlike my predecessor, I will not be competing this year but enthusiastically encouraging each and every runner along the course around our beautiful city. I wish the best of luck to all those competing and raising money for charity. I look forward to seeing you at the finish line.”