In short: Brilliantly organised, and great course In full: Reading isn't a city you think of as being great for running (no offense guys), but somehow this course is just fantastic. The only downer is the long slog back up to the stadium. even then though you have a closed road, and a stadium finish ahead!
Special mention should also be given to the start, where they properly put the fast people at the front to remove any slowdowns.
A huge well-done for a great race. Date of review: September 3, 2012
In short: Huge, well organised and great atmosphere. In full: There's so many people, I crossed the start line 10 minutes after the start and the leaders were already on the second mile! Fabulous atmosphere and would love to do it again. Date of review: May 10, 2010
In short: Great race, amazing finish :) In full: Will definitely make this one a repeat fixture, really enjoyed it. Amazing organisation, marshals and atmosphere. The time just flew by, amazing to finish in the stadium too! Date of review: April 16, 2010
In short: A regular fixture for me! In full: Even though I find the Reading Half route pretty charmless being completely urban, that is more than made up for by the brilliant atmosphere, the excellent crowd suupport, and the fantastic finish in the Madejski Stadium.
The Lucozade Sport stations this year were an excellent addition. They and the water stations were well and competently manned.
My main complaint last year was the disorganisation once you got out of the stadium; how you could easily miss your medal/goody bag/ space blanket/whatever. As far as I was concerned that was sorted this year and it all worked like clockwork.
And thank heavens for the final portaloos on the start line!
This year was made extra special for me as both my daughters started the race with me. Great!
A really good event. I'll be back again. :) Date of review: April 16, 2010