Bath Half Marathon: Thousands take part

Winner Nicholas Kirui crosses the finish line in the 2014 Bath Half
Image caption The race was won by Kenyan Nicholas Kirui

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.

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