Mizuno Reading Half Marathon

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18/01/2012 at 10:57
Who's in? (I am and I'm not going to be tempted by the beer and pork scratching table this year!)
06/02/2012 at 16:18
Have just found out that I can't run - bit gutted, but family do has to come first.  This means I "unofficially of course" have 1 ladies place available - I think I put 2.05 on my entry so I guess it'll be a green number.
07/02/2012 at 10:30

Hi Runners, 

I am the Running Events Fundraiser forThe Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, and I have lots of charity places left...if anyone is interested, please let mw know asap.



08/02/2012 at 13:10
That's odd innit.
09/02/2012 at 11:30

I'm in, running my first half marathon for Brainstrust.

 Heard lots of good things out this event so looking forward to it, even if the weather is having an impact on my training! (Cold air really hurts my lungs!!)

10/02/2012 at 16:50
Well done Matt. You going for a time?
23/02/2012 at 19:23

  hi   my friend has just recovered from an injury   so has anyone got a spare race number   ??

23/02/2012 at 20:22

@johnny2323 Cheers, well it depends on my training. Just got over a sprained ankle.

 Went for a test run tonight, meant to do 5 miles but ended up doing 7 in 60mins dead so on that basis will be aiming for 1.50

23/02/2012 at 21:48
I'm just coming back from injury too. Last two Reading Half's I've hobbled round so would settle for getting round pain free but would love anything in the 1:50s.

I'm getting excited, feels close now.
23/02/2012 at 22:15

Feels too close!!

 What with the snow then injury, I can feel time slipping away! lol

25/02/2012 at 14:24

Hi - I have 2 ladies places available as my running buddy was injured and I haven't trained enough for it.  We also have a car park place. Please let me know if you want to run??


05/03/2012 at 18:55

Hi, was wondering if anyone had a race entry they can't use, i would be willing to buy it off you.



05/03/2012 at 21:45
Hi, I'm running in Reading on the 1st and have never ran it before. Are there any key elements I should plan for?

05/03/2012 at 22:21
Hi Davie

it's a great race. Only a couple of minor hills. Really well supported and a good atmosphere. Stadium finish is brilliant.

Bigest thing is to manage your time well at the start - it's a big field and easy to misjudge early pace and also easy to misjudge how long you'll need to get from village to start line.

The end always gets me too, you need to keep focus as seeing the stadium ahead of you lulls you into a sense that you're almost there but the final stretch along then dual carraigeway and then doubling around the stadium can be quite a grind.
05/03/2012 at 22:37
Thanks Johnny!

I'll try to focus on the distance left rather than seeing the stadium at the end!

I tried to follow the route on google maps and got a bit lost. Looking forward to it. Aiming for a PB!!!

See you all there!
06/03/2012 at 08:20

I live in Reading and have run the 1/2 several times now. 

I have to second that the support en route is brilliant, especially the first few miles through Whitley and then around the University.

Parts of the Tilehurst Road are usually packed with supporters and especially along Leibenrood Road.

To be honest, the only stretch that is a little void of support is the final 2 miles back to the statium as it's run mostly on duel carrigeway and not amongst houses.

As the previous poster said, don't be lulled by thinking the stadium is 'just up the road'.


06/03/2012 at 14:30

Not long to go now - looking forward to this!!

 Hope everyone's training is going well!

06/03/2012 at 16:46


I would really like to run this race but think I may have missed the deadline, would be interested to run for charity if there are spaces available or buy a place off someone if they are unable to run.



08/03/2012 at 19:59

Anyone need a number??? if so message me direct

Rich 0

09/03/2012 at 09:39

I'm now out of the country and will not be able to use my place or the hotel room I have booked at Penta Hotel.  Looking to offload both as neither is refundable. 


Room was £55, worth every penny to save a ridiculously early start (race starts at 10:00)

Please message me thropugh this site if you're interested in either 

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