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Congratulations to our Bath Half runners

Tuesday 19 March 2024

Wow! What an incredible day cheering on #TeamBDA at the Bath Half and celebrating the amazing feat of running half a marathon. Mel (our lovely Head of Fundraising) came to join the fun, along with her adorable four-month-old daughter and husband. We got there bright and early to set up at the Runners Village and it was a joy to meet some of our runners in person before the start and hear a little more about their reasons for running for us, and how they felt ahead of the big race. The atmosphere was buzzing and although I wasn’t running even I felt nervous waiting for the countdown to begin.

Once everyone had started, we set up a cheer point just outside Green Park at the crossing point between lap one and lap two so we could see our runners twice - and, as you can see from our photo, we had so much fun cheering them on. Seeing our runners fighting to keep going, was inspiring, especially by the second lap. But they were all incredible!

We asked our team to share why they chose to run for us. Here is Carri-Anne’s story:

"I ran for my wonderful children who have dyslexia. I wanted to show them that no matter what challenges are thrown at you, you can achieve anything.

Previous to this I had no experience in running & managed to do just a 10 week training programme. Them seeing me committed and determined was the reason it got me through, rain or snow!

Dyslexia is a big part of our family but we embrace our new 'superpowers' and meet any challenges head on. BDA has helped a lot with understanding, guidance and support for myself as a new parent to this.

I wasn't anywhere near the fastest in the Half Marathon but I completed it, achieved the time I aimed for, now bring on more!"

Our team of six runners raised an incredible £2,500 plus gift aid to help make a dyslexia friendly society and help empower more parents just like Carrie-Anne to support their dyslexic children.

If you have been inspired to run, you can choose from a range of challenges, from a one mile swim in the Lake District to the Great North Run.

Should you have an questions, you can contact Jo at