Reading Half Marathon 2013

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18/02/2013 at 20:29

We are in for the Reading Half, I only started running May last year and have really enjoyed it! I would like to finish in the 2hr mark if possible...what does everyone train to? Saturday we ran 12k and upping every week, will this get me through- any advice greatly appreciated as it will be my first half!


18/02/2013 at 20:50

Just started training for this myself so thought I'd sign up to this forum to see how far behind I am.  I ran 15k on the flat last week (slowly) and did 10k on Saturday on hills. So far so good I think!

18/02/2013 at 20:54
@Si you are doing well...we have only managed 12k so far....over the week we do well over 20k! Just need to do it in one go...
20/02/2013 at 13:37

I'm following the classic 10 week schedule that RW do and that's got me doing some 10M runs so far and will have me doing a 12 miler this weekend which I'm not looking forward to.  Emmy5 - I would try and get in a 10+ miler soon so that you're not trying the distance just before the race.  It might make you feel better about getting around too

Well done on all the training though...this one is meant to be flat so that's a bonus!!! 

20/02/2013 at 13:59
Thanks Ruth...think i will attempt the 10 mile this weekend...getting a little nervous many 10 miles have you done? Everywhere near home is hilly so i will be happy if it is reasonably flat
20/02/2013 at 14:11
Oooh what is it? I am on my phone so cant work it out!

20/02/2013 at 14:32
Oooh wow that makes me feel a lot better...
Not sure i will be saying that at the time hehe!
20/02/2013 at 16:30

I wouldn't exactly class it as a hill. Its a gentle incline which will help to get your heart ticking. Its quite a decent flat course - the main problem people find is the last couple of miles enjoying the A33 - bit dull and you pass the finish to draw things out. 

20/02/2013 at 20:51

Dear Reading and Fleet half marathons.  Next year could you please talk to each other and agree not to clash?  Thank you.

21/02/2013 at 10:32

That hill on Whitley Wood Lane gets steeper each year!!

23/02/2013 at 11:12

Whitley Wood Lane is flat compared to the Basingstoke route (excellent event, though).

28/02/2013 at 15:15

I received my race pack today.

Blue Zone again

28/02/2013 at 15:16
Johnny again wrote (see)

Whitley Wood Lane is flat compared to the Basingstoke route (excellent event, though).

I've not done that event before Johnny - it's on my list for October though.

28/02/2013 at 15:25

Mine came through last week DF3. I guess I am in a faster zone.

28/02/2013 at 20:34

What's the zone thing about??????  *worried now*

28/02/2013 at 20:44

I was just teasing DF3. You are allocated a zone based on your predicted finish time. Elites at the front, then yellow, red, blue ......    Elites are sub 1:20, Yellow sub 1:26, Red sub 1:45 ..........etc.  The marshalls are quite strict at Reading in stopping anyone going in the wrong zone. This will be interesting as DF3 may be wanting to jump into the Elite zone Its nothing to worry about, honest.

28/02/2013 at 20:50

Ah I see. Are those times you said the actual ones?  Only I can't remeber exctly what I would have said my predicted finish time would be, but if Red is between 1:45 and 1:26 then there's no way I'd have put anything but that!

Still recieved no racepack and I can't find the 'check you are in' link on the website they said would come?

I really need to chill out!!!!

01/03/2013 at 11:32

Havent received yet anything either - I'm sure it will turn up next week


01/03/2013 at 11:42

yeah loads of time yet.  They usually spread the mailing of packs over a period of time.  I've done this event many times, and my pack arrives between 4 weeks and 1 week ahead of the event.

01/03/2013 at 11:45

As I'm getting older, it's getting steeper David

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