Reading O2O 10K 2007

A race to enjoy

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15/08/2007 at 09:10
Have got the application form which I've picked up and put down about 400 times since it came through the door!!
I'd love to - it was the most brilliant experience..but I keep thinking about how much it HURT!!!
Having said that - it was so exhilarating I think I'd have got round with a broken leg!!
So, the answer is - no, I haven't applied yet, but I probably will have by the time I see you next!

16/08/2007 at 07:54

Go on!! You know you want to really

 You probably won't get in on the ballot anyway so whats to loose??? 

20/08/2007 at 10:22
My race pack came through at the weekend - hurrah!

2 weeks to go.
20/08/2007 at 10:24
humph - not had mine yet - hopefully soon......
20/08/2007 at 10:54
Andyp - my race pack arrived too, setting a new p.b. for me already... two weeks BEFORE the race. Previous record was one week AFTER the race. :-)

20/08/2007 at 10:55
Hopefully that will set the tone of the race for you then SL!!
20/08/2007 at 11:05
Got my pack this morning. I always get excited when I get my number for a race (sad isn't it!)
20/08/2007 at 11:12

Yes it is........

I'm the same though ;-)
20/08/2007 at 14:17
Getting my number always makes me feel the the event is getting close, and that it is going to happen no matter how much training I have done (or haven't done!)
20/08/2007 at 16:05
Sadly, I keep all of mine in a folder after the event.
24/08/2007 at 09:45

There seems to be quite a lot of you who run this race regularly.

Is it flat enough to test pb's or are there sneaky hills that creep up on you from around the bends?

I'm just wondering incase I need to have an extra Mars bar or 2!

24/08/2007 at 10:54
Looking forward to this one! My first 10k and looks like a great course from what you all say.
24/08/2007 at 11:40
KtF - the course is flat, no hills, but there are some twists and turns. Pb potential is fair, I would say, but make sure you get off to a good start because after a mile or so you leave the wide road and drop down onto a stretch of towpath that'll take three abreast at most.
24/08/2007 at 12:02
Thanks Muttley. I'm looking forward to this one.
24/08/2007 at 12:08

I've got my racepack now so I'm happy - No. 583 I think.  I'll be the one at the back.

Looking at the course it looks really nice but those hairpins look a bit hairy, and the comment about watching out for the adders is enough to make sure you don't hang around too long!

Early days yet but the weather looks like it might be OK -  we certainly deserve it!  I'm fed up of coming back from every training run either soaked by rain or humidity!

24/08/2007 at 23:06

For the first-timers, best get yourself into your pace group before the start to minimise the traffic. It's not a fast field compared to races organised by athletics clubs. My guess from last year is that one third will be under 50mins, half under 55mins. Of course if you're a sub-40min person then best camp on the starting line!

Keep the faith - don't worry about the Mars bars, it's a flat course.

27/08/2007 at 19:06
There are adders in the nature reserve ... I've seen them. Think of it as adding to the race's pb potential
29/08/2007 at 18:23

Latest forecast for Sunday - sunny intervals and a high of 20 deg - should be quite a bit cooler than that at 9.00am though

Looking good!!

31/08/2007 at 10:32
I hear the race is full. Any spare numbers going? I'm just coming back from injury and would love to run this as prep for Windsor 1/2.
31/08/2007 at 11:20

Looking forward to this on Sunday.

My son and I will be wearing our Reading FC shirts to hopefully celebrate another win over West Ham from Saturday!!

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