Monday 14 March 2016

Memorandum Monday: Bath Half

Each Monday Sian runs this meme where we consider anything new that we have done or learnt over the weekend. I certainly had a new experience this Sunday. The Bath Half marathon. Before you think it is remotely likely no I didn't participate I was chauffeur and supporter to my older daughter and two of her friends who were running to raise money for Cancer Research.

I think this sums up their feelings on the morning.

Still spirits were high whilst waiting to start.

Once we had seen them off to the start line we headed off to find a place to watch them. Our first spot had a backdrop of some of Bath's finest buildings. The number of runners at this stage did not make it easy to catch site of them.

We then moved on to a long stretch to watch the rest of the race with the benefit of the runners coming round twice so there was a double chance of spotting them. We managed to spot my daughter each time.

I had anticipated being rather bored while waiting for them to run past but there was plenty to look at and keep us amused in particular the range of fancy dress outfits.

Some more comfortable to run in than others.

And supporting a variety of charities.

There was a great atmosphere and musical entertainment en route.

A good day was had by all and my daughter collected her  medal and T shirt with a great time of 2 hours and 9 minutes..

Needless to say I was proud of her. She had a nasty cough but was determined to participate. Well done to all the other runners too. Sending a big wave to all the Monday bloggers and wishing you all a good week.


  1. Well done to your daughter and everyone else who took part. I know 5 people who participated from the MS Therapy Centre in Warminster, where I "work" a couple of days a week, but I didn't spot any of them in your photos.

  2. well done - hope the legs are not aching too much today. Looks like a nice day for it and I agree that watching a run like this is more absorbing than I would have imagined before I first did watch one. have a great week

  3. Wow! That's fantastic. I so admire anyone who can run, it's never been something I've been any good at. But I always think how wonderful it must feel to be able to keep going like that..

    Wishing you a good week

  4. Congratulations to your daughter for incomplete her run & well done in raising much needed pounds/dollars for research on such a nasty disease.

  5. Congratulations to your daughter and her friends. I was in Bath on Sunday and watched part of the race until I managed to meet up with my friend. I'd forgotten it was on and the road I was heading for was closed, so a hasty change of plan was needed - we still managed coffee and cake though!

  6. congratulations to them all.

  7. Congrats to her! The crowd watching did look to be entertaining.

  8. efforts and what a great cause. We visited Bath 18 months ago...what a beautiful place.

  9. efforts and what a great cause. We visited Bath 18 months ago...what a beautiful place.