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I am the Running Events Fundraiser forThe Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, and I have lots of charity places left...if anyone is interested, please let mw know asap.
I'm in, running my first half marathon for Brainstrust.
Heard lots of good things out this event so looking forward to it, even if the weather is having an impact on my training! (Cold air really hurts my lungs!!)
hi my friend has just recovered from an injury so has anyone got a spare race number ??
@johnny2323 Cheers, well it depends on my training. Just got over a sprained ankle.
Went for a test run tonight, meant to do 5 miles but ended up doing 7 in 60mins dead so on that basis will be aiming for 1.50
Feels too close!!
What with the snow then injury, I can feel time slipping away! lol
Hi - I have 2 ladies places available as my running buddy was injured and I haven't trained enough for it. We also have a car park place. Please let me know if you want to run??
Hi, was wondering if anyone had a race entry they can't use, i would be willing to buy it off you.
I live in Reading and have run the 1/2 several times now.
I have to second that the support en route is brilliant, especially the first few miles through Whitley and then around the University.
Parts of the Tilehurst Road are usually packed with supporters and especially along Leibenrood Road.
To be honest, the only stretch that is a little void of support is the final 2 miles back to the statium as it's run mostly on duel carrigeway and not amongst houses.
As the previous poster said, don't be lulled by thinking the stadium is 'just up the road'.
Not long to go now - looking forward to this!!
Hope everyone's training is going well!
I would really like to run this race but think I may have missed the deadline, would be interested to run for charity if there are spaces available or buy a place off someone if they are unable to run.
Anyone need a number??? if so message me direct
I'm now out of the country and will not be able to use my place or the hotel room I have booked at Penta Hotel. Looking to offload both as neither is refundable.
Room was £55, worth every penny to save a ridiculously early start (race starts at 10:00)
Please message me thropugh this site if you're interested in either
I have signed up for this but never ran it before and I have a slight concern over the crowds and where to stand at the start in order to get a good time. Everyone on here is saying that its a fast course and great for getting a PB but I have heard other comments from running friends that it is very congested at the start and takes a while to actually get to the start line before you can actually start your watch etc...
So my question really is where should you line up in order to get a PB? near enough to the start or where ever you feel comfortable? I am hoping for sub 1:50 but worried that wont happen due to congestion at the start and at the end when people are funnelling onto the dual carriageway?
Thanks in advance
Thanks guys - I feel a little better about this now, although it still dosent me feeling nervous in general about the whole race - I just hope I enjoy it!
I encounter lots of hills on my training runs so not too bothered about them during the race unless they are really steep.
You will enjoy it. This will be my third. Last year I was injured with my achilles at mile 6 so had to be bussed back to the Hilton - very very disappointing. This year it has taken since then to heal the problem - its now healed and I'm looking forward to putting this one to bed! Its a great race - the atmosphere is terrific - loads of support and the finish in the Stadium (although that last 3 miles is tedious!) is absolutely fantastic - you feel like you've just completed the Olympic Marathon! The hills at 2 and 7 are a pain but they are relatively short lived.
It is my intention to retire after this one - so its my swansong! So to all, have a great race - just waiting for my Race Pack to arrive.
Yeah right! All I'm doing now is concentrating on not falling down again and adding to the multitude of bruises I am currently sporting! Did almost 14 miles last Sunday and I reckon that's it for long runs. I want the bruises - especially on my knees - to go down! I must be mad - hence my retirement.