Bath Half Marathon organisers press on despite growing pressure to cancel race amid coronavirus outbreak

Bath Half Marathon organisers insist the race is still going ahead, despite growing pressure to cancel it amid coronavirus fears.

In their latest statement, organisers confirmed "the risk of infection from outdoor events such as the Bath Half Marathon remains low".

Many are urging them to rethink and cancel the race, which is due to take place on 15 March, as concerns over the spread of the virus rise.

Bath MP Wera Hobhouse issued a statement to followers on Saturday, which urged those planning the half marathon to cancel it.

In the statement the MP urged organisers to cancel tomorrow's race. Credit: Wera Hobhouse / Twitter

The leader of Bath and North East Somerset Council, Dine Romero, also posted an appeal on social media:

While some are committing to running the marathon in spite of the virus, others have pulled out as a precautionary measure.

Bath's Harmonie-Rose Allen, who was going to open the race for another year, has announced she won't be attending on Sunday.

Others have been posting their thoughts on social media:

Read the full statement from Bath Half Marathon: