Bath Half & Oxford Half

Website development and digital communication

We've worked with Running High - the organisers of the Bath Half Marathon since 2011 - managing and delivering all digital elements of their race communications - from e-newsletters, to social media streams and web content. We've also recently introduced them to the wonders of WordPress for managing their online content. In 2014 we have also supported Running High with their new half marathon in Oxford.

The Bath Half is a really amazing event. The runners raise a staggering amount of money (over £2m in 2014) and the organisers create a fantastic day for both the runners and the people of Bath.

The race has grown hugely since Running High took over the management of it, and back in 2011 they asked us to help to develop and deliver a digital strategy for the 2012 race. As well as the strategy we helped develop editorial calendars, we wrote content for their website, the runners’ newsletters and the Bath Half blog and we  managed e-newsletter mailings and social media feeds. In addition we built a race day mobile site so that runners and spectators had access to the latest information on their mobile devices.

In 2014 we completed our third stint of work for Running High, working again on the digital elements of race communications. As part of this year’s work Running High wanted to try running their website on WordPress, so we integrated all of their digital communication into WordPress and they love it.

It has been fantastic to once again be part of an event that is fast becoming one of the most loved road races in the UK. The organisers take their digital communications very seriously and we received some wonderful feedback from runners about the Bath Half’s fast growing and engaging digital presence.

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They said...

I can wholeheartedly recommend Mike and Rachel who have been the power behind the scene of our website and social media presence at the Bath Half for three years now.

As a small web-based business delivering personal service to tens of thousands of customers, the tone and content of our digital communications is our lifeblood.  Thirty8 Digital met and exceeded our expectations. Rachel sensitively developed and applied our brief, and delivered required content in an assured tone, within timelines.  It took a lot of pressure off us during our busiest trading period.  We’d be happy to recommend her to other clients seeking similar services

Besides being 120% technically reliable and willing to work whenever, they are well ahead of the game in terms of IT development and  easy routes to achieve goals, instead of expensive custom builds. It doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated to work.

Plus they are 100% easy going and approachable, and so very patient holding our non-techie hands through the scary digital world – to achieve quite startling results.

Andrew Taylor, Race Director

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We're not scary at all, and we love to chat. If you're looking for advice on any aspect of running your digital presence more effectively, or have a specific project you'd like to talk to us about, please get in touch.

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