Mizuno Reading Half Marathon

Who's In?

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20/01/2014 at 11:47
Got my race pack already. Incredible! Who's in?
20/01/2014 at 12:01

I'm in, not got my race pack yet but starting to get excited about it already How has your training being going Johnny?

20/01/2014 at 14:20

I'm in.

This race will be my 100th Half-Marathon!

Not got my pack yet though.

20/01/2014 at 15:00
I'm in. Only my 2nd half. I'm looking forward to it. It's more to work out where I am with my training for London marathon, but I'm looking forward to it anyway. It's come round quickly.

100 halfs, that's impressive Andy!
20/01/2014 at 17:49

I'm in for this one. Not a huge fan of the Reading since they started increasing the numbers and overcrowding it. Haven't done it for a few years because there have been other races on the same day that I liked more. But not this year for some reason so I might as well ... local event and all that.

Well done Andy on the 100 (you've discounted that time several years back when I ran Reading under your name I hope)

I've done well over 100 races but not sure how many are halfs. Must count the gongs some time.

20/01/2014 at 20:38

I got my race pack today! Only decided to run the other week...

21/01/2014 at 10:07

Thanks Jack

Muttley wrote (see)

Well done Andy on the 100 (you've discounted that time several years back when I ran Reading under your name I hope)

Thanks you Muttley - 2007 is not on my list.  There were a couple of years around that time when I didn't take part in any half-marathons due to work commitments.
Counting your medals could take some time with the volume you have

 

21/01/2014 at 20:48

I'm in but haven'r received my pack yet i'll give it a few more days then contact the organisers if it hasn't arrived

22/01/2014 at 08:20

Mine has now arrived. 

Splodge - I think they stagger the posting over a couple of weeks. I'm surprised to receive mine this early!

22/01/2014 at 10:18

I ran Reading for the first time time last year.

Good points was the medal,stadium finish,atmosphere,local support was great even with the terrible rain.But a big plus for me was the pace setters and the reason im back again this year.At the time I was just over 1hr 40 for PB.so I ran with the 1hr 40 guy.Good encouragement from him and a small group ran together with him.But I found it too easy all round and broke away when the stadium was just in sight.I should of ran with the 1hr 35 group to push myself.

Since then I got a PB after a few more halfs of 1hr 33.So my goal is to crack 1hr 30 at Reading and I will be running with that group this year.

Got Wokingham half in February but im using it as a warm up for Reading, where im going for it .

24/01/2014 at 19:01

Hi all

Yeah pacesetters are great unless you get stuck in human traffic jam behind them.

Since I've started a temp job where I can run-commute my running's come on great - was always a problem fitting in all those easy runs before. I'm not really sure where I am pace wise but I'm hopeful of getting my Reading PB if not a half PB - this will be my 6th Reading in a row. I love it and I know it has a few issues but for my money it's one of the best major races out there - and although it doesn't have the same hype I'd say the crowds are equal to the Great North Run.

26/01/2014 at 15:27

I have my number, not sure if I can run though three weeks off running due to injury! Had first run today, fingers crossed I'm on the mend . 

26/01/2014 at 17:35
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28/01/2014 at 14:45

Just a heads up that car park tickets are available. 

 

29/01/2014 at 09:26

Really looking forward to the race i am doing the wokingham half on 9th feb just hoping for good weather.staying at caversham bridge .hope it will be east to get to the start Dennis the old codger

29/01/2014 at 13:00

To dennis,just walk 5 mins down the road to Reading train station and I think the free shuttle buses leave from infront to take you to the stadium.See you at Wokingham !

29/01/2014 at 18:19

great thanks very much i have booked at premier inn .i know howvto live the high life

31/01/2014 at 19:20

I consider Premier Inn upmarket!

 

So Reading veterans, what's your favourite part of the course?

I'd ask least favourite but that is obvious!

31/01/2014 at 19:20

Me - I love the underpass with the drummers the best

01/02/2014 at 10:43

The stadium finish...but the finish is the best of every run !

Is there a 1:55 pacer? As would love to get under 2hr and sticking with 1:55 can then drop to find the 2 hr pacer if too fast...

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