Bath Voice News: Team Bath Athletics Club amongst the front runners in Bath Half Marathon but Omar Ahmed and Becky Briggs take the laurels in super Sunday as thousands pound the streets

By Harry Mottram: The Bath Half, first held in 1982, was won this year by Omar Ahmed of the Birchfield Harriers in the mens’ race in a time of 1:04:42. Team Bath’s Harry Palmer came in 23rd with a time of 1:08:56.

In the women’ race Becky Briggs (main picture) of Hull came in first (for the second year running) in a time of 1:14:24. In second place was Team Bath’s Anna Domville just half a minute behind Becky.

In the men’s over 75 age group Pat Rogers of Bath was first while in the junior men Joe Marley was first home.

In the womens’ over 70 age group Anne Dockery was almost an hour ahead of Christine Sanders in second place of Weston Harriers. While in the female under 20 race Team bath had one and tow with Annabelle wallace and Phoebe Aspinall.

Last runner home was Kathleen Harrington (pictured) who was cheered on for a fantastic effort.

All results and times can be seen at

London Marathon Events (LME), have taken over over the Bath Half Marathon as Andrew and Mel Taylor, the current organisers, have stepped down following this year’s race.

Hugh Brasher, Event Director for London Marathon Events who is in Bath today, said: “The Bath Half started less than 12 months after the first London Marathon and is a much-loved event. We are excited to be taking over from Andrew and Mel and we will be working with local groups, charities and the Council to make the event bigger and better than ever. We’re delighted to offer everyone this special £50 Early Bird entry for 2025 and are certain that the event will sell out in record time.”

The 2025 Bath Half will take place on Sunday 16 March 2025 and entries are now open.