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22/09/2011 at 10:53

It is a 10k race 

I love it because it takes in many of the great sights and finished on the mall.

It is popular though so if it sounds good enter quickly if you want to secure a place without having to run for charity. 

I think it is 5 weeks after the London Marathon, so pleny of time for your legs to recover

22/09/2011 at 11:28
I would certainly recommend GSR for October.

Isn't Bracknell HM in May? I've heard good things about there, was meant to do it earlier this year but had to pull out due to illness.
22/09/2011 at 15:54
Yer 10k in May looks good and GSR, still got to look at the other races that have been suggested though for the missing four months !
22/09/2011 at 16:20

Nothing for July yet?

How about a trip to the Lake District for the Lakeland Trails marathon or half - moderately tough off-road races (particularly if its as hot as it was this year!) in a superb location with a great atmosphere.

22/09/2011 at 16:55
Dartford Half mara is in July! 
22/09/2011 at 17:02

July - TBC,  when I get a space few minutes I will have a look, both an option but I can only do one !

 Whats Dartford like Wilkie ?

Thanks for all the suggestions

22/09/2011 at 17:20
Funny Hat wrote (see

July - TBC,  when I get a space few minutes I will have a look, both an option but I can only do one !

 Whats Dartford like Wilkie ?

Thanks for all the suggestions

Killer hill apparently - not for the faint hearted
23/09/2011 at 13:44

Hi Funny Hat,

 I'm also from the Reading area, and a few races I've either done or heard about are:

Woodley 10K, very local/easy to get to, fairly fast road course.

Shiplake 10k, also fairly near, off road with some hills. nice scenery, and has a school sports day feel, so family friendly

(Also in that time scale, there's the maidenhead 10 miler, always on good Friday, I believe, not the most scenic course, but a different distance to normal.

 august/early sept
The Maidenhead half was in early sept this year, was their first one, and once the few teething problems are sorted, it's a nice course and quite fast.

Reading O2O 10k, not done this myself, but is supposed to be quite good, and it's in Reading so no transport issues.

Halloween 5k night run, shorter distance than you specified, but I've heard it's quite good fun, running with just head torches. Not done this myself, as will be in Dublin doing the marathon, also recommended, as love the course and the city.

end nov/december
Rugged Radnage 10k, did this last year for their first one, tough, muddy, hills, but good fun.

grim challenge original, very different to normal,  running through puddles and under cargo nets. on the expensive side, and more fun as part of a team than a solo runner.

Just a few more ideas into the mix!


23/09/2011 at 17:36

Cheers Martin.

Still looking at options, should have it nailed down soon though !!

26/09/2011 at 10:06

June... Southdowns Marathon is a lovely one to do

July ... New forest 10

August...Salisbury 54321 trail races from 5k-ultra, Milland Vally trail 13 or Northdowns marathon in farnham

October...Great South run or I hear Beachyhead marathon is a great race not that I have tried it!

December...A Santa run, there must be one in reading! Or the Grim as already mentioned

26/09/2011 at 10:11
April next year has the 1st "rock n Roll" race in the uk, up in Edinburgh, my friend runs them in California/vegas and from what i can see they are amazing races, well worth looking into that for a nice weekend away in the spring.
26/09/2011 at 20:51


Go west for the Magic Roundabout at Hay on Wye. 10k, off road, hilly, but not too hilly. Great atmosphere and great cakes. It is the same week as the Literary Festival, so you can be cultural too.


Anticipating, really, but the first running of the Basingstoke half mara is this weekend. The route looks great. Scenic, with a bit of climbing, but only 160ish metres.


If you want a bit of a challenge, the Hay Hill Raiser (Hay again!) is 11 and a bit miles long with over 400m of ascent and you get to see Lord Hereford's Knob!


Come up to Ludlow for the Mortimer Forest hill run. 10 miles off road, and if you like hills, you'll love this! (But I would say that, wouldn't I?) A real toughy.

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