Too Much Water

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Reading Half Marathon - Headphones

Posted: Yesterday at 12:55

The hill at mile 3 used to have a long, very gradual slope before the steep bit, now it's just straight up. So same climb overall but over a shorter distance. I never notice the hill at mile 8 as by then I'm into my stride.


In 2007 I ran 1:29 at Reading and finished about 515th, this year 515th was 1:25, conditions were arguably better in 2007 too, less wind and cooler. A warm early spring day always catches out those who can't do heat.

At the front Reading has more quick runners (see above point) so spurs people on. Wokingham is definitely as quick a course as Reading but being earlier in the season it doesn't get as many runners in peak condition.


Sir Terry Pratchett

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 20:33

Worked with the bloke who wrote all the companion guides a few years ago - he was a civil servant - a right nob!

Female runners

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 18:43

it's just a case of being a good citizen.

Trail Running Lecture Series

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 19:22

Piers I'm running that following a half marathon in the morning!

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 21:16

Sounds pretty grim T Rex. Night falling often coincides with pace slowing if you've been running for 12 hours!

Trail Running Lecture Series

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 21:15

The Thames path in London is virtually all concrete!

The Psychiatric Wing

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 13:02

you can't marmalade your **** up a girl's ****

The Psychiatric Wing

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 22:33

what's the difference between marmalade and jam?

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 18:16

I was at the Reading beer festival that day and yes the weather was tough. The kit you need when you're running in the day won't cut it when you're walking more in the night.

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 22:07

No cheating sticks for me, and yep I know how chilly it can get. Gonna recce the 2nd half with a mate overnight one weekend in July.

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