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Reading Half Marathon

Listed by Jigs
, Reading RG2 UK
210 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
!COGS! Purbeck Runners 1:27:20 1:35:22 1:35:22 62.09
*Anj* Unaffiliated 1:54:57 1:54:57 1:55:00 1:54:57 58.55
acha114 Reading Roadrunners 1:33:36 1:34:35 1:30:00 1:34:35
Alex26.2 Mornington Chasers 1:15:25 1:15:25 1:15:31 79.39
Alfadan Real Buzz RC 1:41:57 1:57:34 2:00:00 1:57:34 50.58
AndrewJ Unaffiliated 1:41:16 1:41:16 1:42:00 1:43:40 59.52
Andyb99 Bridgtown Cona Testa Triathlon Team (BCTTT), Pirate Ship Of Fools 2:41:00
Angus Watson Unaffiliated 1:42:12 1:43:18 1:43:18 65.37
anne23 Unaffiliated 1:37:42 1:37:42 1:44:52 1:37:42 67.49
AntClark Bournemouth AC 1:12:31 1:23:51 1:23:00 1:25:16 69.47
Avon Reading Joggers 1:25:12 1:41:04 1:41:04 59.67
B Rubble Dursley Running Club 1:25:12 1:26:53 1:26:53 73.32
BABOY Reading Roadrunners, Serpentine RC 1:20:14 1:26:53 1:26:53 68.44
bazzzer Pewsey Vale RC 1:49:16
Beware Of The Fish Datchet Dashers 1:25:15 1:25:15 1:27:00 1:25:15 76.59
Big Slow Tel Unaffiliated 2:12:00 2:12:00 2:10:00 2:14:00 45.32
BigChiefRunningBore Watford Joggers 1:28:27 1:30:50 1:40:00 1:34:16 66.50
BigEvilC Unaffiliated 1:29:12 1:31:07 1:32:00 1:31:07 71.07
Billsy Cruisers Running Club 1:54:07 1:54:07 1:59:00 1:54:07 60.65
Blakey Unaffiliated 1:20:41 1:22:36 1:22:36 74.69
blue (pete) Unaffiliated 1:49:12 2:04:00 2:00:00 2:04:00 51.79
bowside_pk Unaffiliated 1:35:00 1:35:00 1:35:00 64.94
boyband6666 Long Eaton Running Club, White Lightening Harriers, McCarkiss Endurance Project 1:13:47 1:31:31 1:29:59 1:31:31 64.71
Bren* Unaffiliated 1:46:00 1:50:03 1:50:00 1:50:03 59.82
BrettFalcus Unaffiliated 1:31:05 1:39:52 1:42:49 58.66
BrianK Reading Roadrunners 1:23:53 1:35:42 1:36:00 1:36:45 68.05
Bryn R Herts Phoenix AC, Saffron Striders RC 1:09:52 1:09:52 1:09:52 84.80
Bubabear Sandhurst Joggers 1:40:58 1:42:09 2:00:00 1:42:09 64.65
burls Reading Roadrunners
Buzzer1975 Unaffiliated 1:35:30 1:37:56 1:34:30 1:37:56 60.92
carlbob London FrontRunners 1:34:30 1:34:46 1:38:18 60.25
Cat2hrs6 Abbey Runners Leeds 1:57:35 1:57:35 2:10:00 2:01:05 54.38
Cavinguk Hungerford Hares 1:36:04 1:36:04 1:35:00 1:36:04 61.65
chocolatepony Unaffiliated 2:26:31 3:20:10
ck Sandhurst Joggers 1:53:00 2:02:00 2:02:00 62.05
ClaireR Unaffiliated 1:44:09 1:57:11 1:57:11 58.16
Clatters Unaffiliated 1:42:07 1:49:30 1:50:00 1:49:53 56.59
cliffp Abingdon Amblers AC 1:55:38 1:57:25 2:00:00 2:02:44 52.32
Colourtelly Unaffiliated 1:48:58 1:48:58 1:50:24 70.34
Crackers Unaffiliated 1:36:31
Craig D Dorset Doddlers 1:21:55 1:30:26 1:30:54 65.15
d grinham Unaffiliated 1:54:02 1:54:02 1:58:34 52.03
D.Lloyd Unaffiliated 1:50:02 2:03:25 2:09:39 50.35
Dave B Unaffiliated 1:27:05 1:27:21 2:08:18 46.23
dave the flower New Forest Runners 1:44:54 1:44:59 1:43:00 1:44:59 60.19
DavidC Reading Roadrunners 1:38:34 1:49:28 1:49:28 59.15
Dawid Unaffiliated 1:59:33 2:09:31 2:10:00 2:09:31 45.73
Dawnie:D Coltishall Jaguars, Norfolk Harriers Running Club 1:54:58 1:54:58 1:54:58 57.28
Dazmeister Sutton Runners 1:50:23 1:50:23 1:45:00 1:50:23
DCB Cheddar Running Club 1:30:50 1:36:53 1:35:00 1:36:53 66.29
Dick Spandex Tri-Anglia 1:38:45 1:43:27 1:40:00 1:43:27 60.59
donny swindon cripplers 1:28:21 1:36:15 1:34:00 1:36:15 61.53
DTB Hart Road Runners 1:44:03 1:48:25 2:10:00 1:48:25 55.04
DuncanG Unaffiliated 1:28:46 1:35:44 1:39:52 61.29
El Setho Headington RoadRunners 1:21:13 1:39:34 1:39:34 59.48
Enaoslm Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC 1:21:22 1:33:04 1:45:00 1:33:04 64.12
Enthusiastic! FERC 1:59:40 2:01:19 2:01:19 55.48
Escapee Reading Roadrunners 1:47:08 1:59:40 1:59:40 55.74
essy01 Unaffiliated 2:06:57 2:06:57 2:06:57 51.87
EvilPixie FERC, 1485 TRI CLUB 2:27:25 2:27:25 2:25:00 2:27:25 45.42
Ex Chimney Totley AC 1:42:45 1:51:36 1:55:00 1:54:45 54.19
Fannyfernackerpan Unaffiliated 1:56:33 2:05:00 2:05:00 53.32
flocky swindon cripplers 1:27:56 1:42:00 1:42:00 60.96
Footpad Unaffiliated 1:47:22 1:53:55 1:56:30 54.68
franciskieran Swindon Harriers 1:42:39 1:46:28 1:45:00 1:52:27 52.67
Freeman Mornington Chasers 1:13:54 1:14:20 1:18:00 1:16:32 77.69
fungel Slinn Allstars 1:34:24 1:42:08 1:45:00 1:44:41 58.47
FurryFeet Unaffiliated 1:18:57 1:26:42 1:35:00 1:32:37 66.09
Fuzzy Sandhurst Joggers 1:43:20 1:52:06 1:58:30 50.59
Garfield FERC 2:09:59 2:13:00 2:10:00 2:13:00 54.20
Gayle Unaffiliated 2:07:33 2:00:00
GAZGIB Bracknell Forest Runners 1:35:38 1:49:56 1:50:00 1:57:18 52.18
gidge2010 Unaffiliated 2:18:16 2:18:16 2:00:00 2:19:13 42.60
gracesdad73 Port Talbot 1:26:34 1:32:40 1:38:00 1:37:34 61.45
grinlee Reading Joggers 1:56:18
Gymfreak Datchet Dashers 1:35:38 1:42:58 1:49:33 60.10
Hanx Clevedon AC 1:21:01 1:21:01 1:21:01 73.09
Harrier coach Halterworth Harriers 1:25:45 1:26:49 1:26:49 74.58
HarrierNeil Ipswich Harriers 1:27:46 1:31:55 1:34:38 62.57
Heavyweight UKnetrunner 1:41:41 1:41:41 1:40:00 1:41:41 64.21
Hertford Tiger Unaffiliated 2:10:11 2:11:15 2:11:15 50.16
HilaryT Unaffiliated 2:44:19 2:44:19 2:30:00 2:44:19 44.95
Hills of Death (HOD) Huntingdonshire AC, Riverside Runners 1:39:43 1:46:33 1:45:00 1:49:18 56.00
Hissing Sid Unaffiliated 1:29:48 1:30:44 1:34:47 67.75
Hornet77 Unaffiliated 2:04:49 2:04:59 2:05:00 2:04:59 50.97
hungry hippo Purple Patch Runners 1:52:56 1:52:56 1:52:56 58.48
Ian147 Unaffiliated 1:32:38 1:38:33 1:38:33 60.84
ianb Woking AC 1:34:57
icklechick Winchester & District AC 1:38:04 1:38:04 1:38:04 67.23
Impossible is Nothing Westbury Harriers 1:22:25 1:26:07 1:26:07 71.08
irbentley@gmail.com Unaffiliated 1:43:42 1:43:42
Iron_Mum FERC 1:53:10 1:59:28 2:07:10 53.99
iRunSmartPhil Chineham Park Running Club, Zombies, Run! 1:52:31 1:55:52 2:00:00 2:01:36 50.51
jack or felin Taf Running & Orienteering (TROTS) 1:41:10 1:52:43 1:50:00 1:52:43 60.97
JasonTheKnight Unaffiliated 1:46:31 1:54:45 2:00:00 1:58:04 50.24
jcmwatkins Reading Roadrunners 1:59:59 2:31:57 3:03:08 33.42
JF50 Unaffiliated 1:37:06 1:37:06 1:39:22 71.01
Jigs Unaffiliated 1:19:28 1:22:54 1:23:59 74.64
Jim7 TeamBath AC 1:14:04 1:16:20 1:16:55 1:16:20 77.59
JK *chameleon* Unaffiliated 1:22:44 1:34:57 1:40:00 1:34:57 62.37
JohnnyO Unaffiliated 1:28:07 1:31:51 1:34:27 63.85
Jon T Unaffiliated 1:45:55 1:47:10 1:57:51 51.17
JonCPRC Chineham Park Running Club 1:39:59 1:41:23 2:00:00 1:44:38 58.70
jonesyboy Sandhurst Joggers 1:39:14 2:00:32 2:10:00 2:01:39 48.68
Julzy Unaffiliated 1:49:25 2:04:12 2:09:00 2:07:14 55.42
Just John Unaffiliated 1:43:48 2:17:21 2:17:21 43.19
Justonemorehill Mumbles Milers 1:51:38 1:54:46 1:54:46 59.82
katec Runnymede Runners 1:45:01 2:06:06 2:47:03 2:27:00 44.80
kaybear Wimbledon Windmilers 1:54:04 2:00:36 2:05:00 2:00:36 56.93
keets Unaffiliated 1:39:01 1:45:29 1:45:29 58.49
kevinnn123 Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC 1:36:47 1:49:27 1:49:27 56.11
Kew Reading Joggers 1:39:54 1:44:10 1:44:10 63.99
Konaboy Reading Roadrunners 1:36:46 1:39:34 1:42:43 61.51
Krisis Unaffiliated 1:42:48 1:52:54 1:55:00 1:52:54 54.65
lennoxr Maidenhead AC 1:19:51 1:23:58 1:23:59 1:24:47 72.76
luckyman Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC 1:20:34 1:29:24 1:29:24 68.46
Lully FERC 2:26:58 2:26:58
M4RK J Dubai Road Runners 1:37:02 1:45:34 1:50:00 1:46:12 58.55
Magpie Rob Ranelagh Harriers 1:31:51 1:53:38 2:15:00 2:08:11 48.13
mandychamp Unaffiliated 2:26:28 2:32:05 2:30:00 2:32:05 45.92
manicstreetpounder Unaffiliated 1:18:58 1:20:36 1:19:00 1:20:36 76.55
mar shin splints 1:54:00 2:02:29 2:00:00 2:02:57 56.29
MarcH Mornington Chasers 1:16:51 1:17:39 1:17:39 76.27
Marianne Rogers Unaffiliated 1:50:14 2:05:32 2:05:32 52.46
Markonline99 Westbury Harriers 1:23:49 1:28:16 1:28:16 73.36
MarkyS Reading Roadrunners, Saffron Striders RC 1:27:24 1:27:24 1:27:24 67.77
Max71 Serpentine RC 2:05:18 2:18:27 2:10:00 2:18:27 48.90
mhallin Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC 1:29:21 1:30:00
Midget Jones Unaffiliated 2:20:45 2:20:45 2:20:45 62.38
Mikey Mel Unaffiliated 1:38:07 1:38:38 1:38:38 63.04
Miss Minx Unaffiliated 2:00:02 2:00:56 1:59:59 2:00:56 54.61
monkey harris Unaffiliated 1:54:33 2:04:19 2:10:00 2:45:00 37.69
moof Unaffiliated 1:20:47 1:24:49 1:26:18 72.63
morebeer Unaffiliated 1:40:17 1:47:27 2:10:00 2:15:05 45.31
Morf Reading Joggers 1:35:42 1:37:20 1:37:20 69.71
Mr Chops Unaffiliated 1:37:49 1:39:16 1:39:16 60.40
Mr. K. Cove Joggers, Windle Valley Runners 1:38:00 1:38:20 1:50:25 56.32
Mr.C FERC 1:43:22 1:54:17 2:00:00 2:02:37 51.52
Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs) Kettering Town Harriers 1:31:50 1:35:16 1:45:00 1:37:09 84.26
mystique100 Unaffiliated 1:40:04 1:58:56 1:50:00 1:58:56 50.41
ndellar Spa Striders RC 1:48:40 1:52:14 1:53:45 58.06
Nic.1 50 Marathon Club, Reading Joggers, Wargrave Runners 1:33:43 2:15:43 2:19:05 65.03
Oldie-baldie Compton Harriers RC 1:27:00 1:27:00 1:27:00 75.04
oneronaldo Bearbrook Joggers RC 1:43:12 1:46:55 1:49:59 1:46:55 71.83
Oysterboy Unaffiliated 1:57:35 2:02:00 2:00:00 2:05:32 52.45
Peacey White Horse Harriers AC 1:20:00 1:22:29 1:22:29 72.09
Pee Jay Calne SMaRTT 1:49:46 1:57:43 2:00:00 1:58:34 56.22
pequena Unaffiliated 2:29:32 2:29:32 2:29:32 44.03
Pilgrimgreen Unaffiliated 2:00:33 2:00:33 2:05:00 2:00:33 49.13
PJG1 Hatch Warren Runners 1:24:10 1:31:37 1:31:37 65.44
plodding hippo 100 Marathon Club 1:56:30 1:56:30 1:56:30 61.18
ponyhead Unaffiliated 1:48:34 1:58:23 1:58:23 52.58
Pov Unaffiliated 1:41:43 1:47:00 1:45:00 1:47:00 60.02
PR5 Port Talbot 1:23:47 1:28:18 1:28:18 72.72
princessdave Chineham Park Running Club 1:44:44 1:56:14 2:00:00 1:56:14 56.65
Prof Disco Dean Reading Roadrunners 1:22:36 1:23:03 1:23:59 1:23:03 71.31
PSAMIKE Newent Runners 1:32:49 1:41:56 1:44:04 59.82
Pudsalion Unaffiliated 2:14:44 2:23:39 2:23:39 46.08
Puffing Bertie Unaffiliated 1:58:06 2:16:00 2:25:00 49.72
Pully Bungay Black Dog RC, Tri-Anglia 1:36:30 1:40:59 1:40:00 1:44:24 58.63
rainman Unaffiliated 1:47:04 1:49:07 1:49:07 57.45
Raph Minus1Kidney Headington RoadRunners, Southville Running Club 1:58:31 1:58:31 1:58:31 51.25
Rapscallion Farnham Runners, Gloucester AAC 1:45:00 1:50:59 2:05:51 49.81
ratatat Unaffiliated 1:41:59 1:55:00 1:58:00 1:55:00 51.51
redkaya Unaffiliated 1:46:32 1:46:32 2:05:00 1:57:33 56.70
richisbradders Unaffiliated 2:07:30 2:12:46 2:13:00 2:12:46 44.61
runner duck Unaffiliated 1:53:23 1:57:24 1:57:24 61.41
runningbean Unaffiliated 1:42:38 1:42:49 1:42:00 1:42:49 57.61
saintmatt1 Unaffiliated 1:55:00 1:55:00 1:55:00 1:55:00
sb300869 Striders of Croydon AC 1:33:00 1:36:00 1:40:00 1:36:00 64.27
shaper47 Reading Roadrunners 1:24:20 1:29:05 1:33:16 71.79
Shred Betty Lliswerry Runners 1:56:22 2:18:22 2:20:00 2:18:22 49.62
Sid Sandhurst Joggers 1:35:10 1:35:10 1:35:10 73.38
Silent Runner Unaffiliated 1:18:32 1:20:17 1:22:08 77.55
sistak Mornington Chasers 1:43:33 1:43:33 1:46:59 1:44:13 63.72
skiddy! Running 4 Women Club, Womens Running Network 2:42:50
smifffie Knowle and Dorridge Running Club 1:35:43 1:41:55 1:44:59 1:41:55 66.42
smiley broadling Unaffiliated 2:04:57 2:11:21 2:11:21 52.69
Smoggy Milton Keynes AC 1:22:56 1:36:58 1:35:00 1:55:28 53.43
SpeedyMel Littledown Harriers RC 2:02:51 2:12:49 2:30:00 2:26:02 46.36
spider2470 Unaffiliated 1:33:54 1:37:30 1:45:00 1:37:30 64.29
Spoon Unaffiliated 1:29:03 1:31:36 1:31:36 67.36
steve55 Slinn Allstars 2:02:57 2:03:03 2:15:00 2:03:03 56.34
Stumpy FERC 1:46:07 1:49:59 1:55:00 1:49:59 61.97
Synthpop Unaffiliated 1:36:52 1:39:44 1:39:44 60.12
tazzzman Unaffiliated 1:39:31 1:49:19 1:52:38 54.34
the bisop Unaffiliated 1:32:55 1:59:09 2:05:00 1:59:09 49.90
TheDingle Reading Roadrunners 1:47:02 2:08:53 2:11:43 45.14
threedrains Watford Joggers 1:30:04 1:30:04 1:30:04 65.76
Tia Unaffiliated 1:46:52 1:57:04 2:03:44 53.86
Tiggy Sandhurst Joggers 2:28:40 2:46:04 2:46:04 37.48
Tiptoes Reading Roadrunners 1:37:20 1:37:20 1:30:00 1:37:20 63.89
tom_craggs Mornington Chasers, Winchester & District AC 1:15:29 1:18:29
Tonyh Unaffiliated 1:46:30 1:46:30 1:46:30 66.26
Too Much Water Unaffiliated 1:29:00 1:58:38 2:04:01 47.75
toonrunnerexile Unaffiliated 1:47:56 1:47:56 1:58:04 53.95
topcorner Sandhurst Joggers 1:56:48 2:15:44 2:15:44 43.70
Tourist Unaffiliated 2:39:30 2:39:30 2:41:54 2:39:30 41.50
treeman Unaffiliated 1:58:56 1:55:00
trigger74 Reading Roadrunners, Watford Joggers 1:26:41 1:30:13 1:33:41 63.69
Trying Hard Unaffiliated 2:02:53 2:02:53 2:10:00 2:02:53 58.67
TW Unaffiliated 1:30:57 1:35:49 1:35:49 64.90
vicxter Unaffiliated 1:52:07 1:52:07 1:52:07 58.90
Vindicator Harlow RC 1:28:30 1:28:30 1:32:42 64.68
Waveydavey Reading Roadrunners 1:34:53 1:36:53 1:35:00 1:36:53 65.75
Windsor Wool Datchet Dashers 1:20:54 1:26:12 1:26:12 69.55
WineRunner52 Road Runners Club 1:29:23 1:54:33 1:55:00 1:56:26 61.72
Winky! Unaffiliated 1:54:53 2:02:00 2:02:00 54.12
Yasmin Unaffiliated 1:59:02 2:02:17 2:02:17 61.14
Yorkie78 Unaffiliated 1:50:01 1:50:01 1:51:26 53.15

This event is listed on these dates:

oneronaldo
Well not a great time but still came 2nd in my age group.
blue (pete)
Never got under 2 hour at this one as I've always run in a group. Best chance of it would have been last year given the weather and everything but I didn't run it in the end...which I regretted. Enjoyed supporting it though.

Overdressed (ie too warm), started too fast (as usual) and blew up at mile 6, then adopted a run walk strategy to finsih. Sort of enjoyed it though! Garmin time - clock said 2.07 as I ran under it.
Gayle
Aiming for a sub 2 hour time
Too Much Water
Paced Howler to a 4:49 PB, fairly even splits
manicstreetpounder
Hoping for a PB in this one. Will see nearer the time though. Deliberately went slower for first three miles and then give it some welly from there. The plan nearly came off, but just not quite in PB shape and a little bit of pace. Mis-calculated slightly where I was time-wise at Mile 11, not realising I was a lot closer to a sub-1.20 than I thought and so eased off for a couple miles. Still very happy with the run though, best race I've run since Reading last year!
AndrewJ
Third year running - gonna go for big PB (well for me anyway!!)
Hills of Death (HOD)
Just jogging round - As I did a race the day before not bad legs felt it after 9
Julzy
with less than a week to go, I've picked up a foot injury. I don't know what it'll be like by Sunday :(
Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs)
An absolute must in our diary :) :) :)
Mr. K.
Great day. On pacing duty - 1.50, would have like a sub 1.50 but close enough. Made people laugh which was good.

Splits - 8:48, 8:37, 8:39, 8:09, 8:08, 8:05, 8:28, 8:29, 8:19, 8:07, 8:20, 8:23, 8:24, 1.29 (0.19m).
Puffing Bertie
Very happy with that considering 8 weeks ago i couldnt run 5k without having an asthma attack !
Garfield
I'm going to live dangerously... :) With good training I should be able to manage it (she says optimistically)!
Vindicator
Provisional time: Absolute pants! My performace (not the race that is).
More details to follow in blog
JK *chameleon*
This will be my first Half Marathon, following a training programme with help from staff at SheRunsHeRuns/Sweatshop, Manchester Arndale. Can't wait, hoping for a good, fast first time :)

Ran first 10k way too fast and crashed - a shame as it meant I didn't enjoy the race as much as I thought I would, and spent 6 miles getting overtaken by lots of people - demoralising :( Still, was essentially still in recovery from man-flu, so I can do better next time...
Dawid
run with an injury. I'm glad to finish this race at all. Great atmosphere and organization.
Pully
PB but only by 40 secs rather than 5 mins as hoped for. I blame the unexpected heat!
Prof Disco Dean
hopefully can get a pb, love this course the atmosphere and finish! Update pb it was :-)
Footpad
Garmin time. Phew that was actually quite tough. Found a 1.53 at Wokie easier! Oh well! Saw loads of fetchies. Ran with Plodding Hippo for a long time. Saw Mr K, Stumpy, Max, Tonyrob.

Actually the 2.5 mile warm up probably didn't help!
B Rubble
Disappointing race, not very happy with time. Probably overdid the training the week before and with a 20M race then 22M long run the 2 w/e's before legs were more tired than I thought.
tom_craggs
Pre London HM PB attempt.
*Anj*
Going to race this (VLM Pre race), should be on for a PB (bliddy hope so, about time I managed another sub 2 hr half mara)
Jim7
Great race, perfect conditions.
MarcH
80th
BigChiefRunningBore
Had a decent run to just before 12 miles lost more than 1 and half in last mile and a half, not helped by big blister on right heel. But am pleased as was first Half for an age. Nice weather too. Shame it's a ruddy pain in the arse to get to etc.
smiley broadling
For the first time ever my fingers swelled up like sausages - possibly due to me being overdressed in long running trousers for what turned out to be a very warm day. But did a PB so am delighted!
Pov
Keeping fingers crossed calf holds out. Turned out warm,Waiting official time, faded badly last 2 miles.
Miss Minx
Lovely big shiny new PB (by 6 minutes). Would have loved to have gone under 2, but it wasn't to be. Gave everything I had and had a blast - who could ask for more?
steve55
setting myself target of 2hours 15min building for blackpool marathon in april
EvilPixie
Running this as a PB pre-London prep race
Enaoslm
Lovely sunny morning.
Decided to go with the 1:35 pacer. After a slowish start, I stepped up the pace at 3 miles and caught the pacer at about 7 miles. Hit some hills and the pacer caught up with me at 9 miles, ran with him until 10 miles then accelerated for final 3 miles. Felt really strong at the end.
Nic.1
Felt awful, my worst race, couldn't get my legs working any quicker.
dave the flower
quick start and overheated - still a PB!
Billsy
hoping to beat last years results!
iRunSmartPhil
A very good race, ideal running conditions, a few hills thrown in to test the legs and a few bottle-necks too which took a bit of getting used to.
TW
Good race, a bit warm for a March morning.
Ex Chimney
A lot hotter than I'm used to. Pleased I hit my target. Almost exactly!
spider2470
Had awful training .. or lack of it up to the race. Last 3 miles was a real battle to keep going and pace dropped however despite that time was not as bad as I thought it would be. Organisation was ok although too many people trying to get onto road and far too many people putting themselves unrealistically up near the start which caused too much congestion. Drink stations good as was support from the fab reading people !! would do it again.
Iron_Mum
Bit disappointed with this as I lost focus towards the end and found myself walking for a while when I didn't really need to. Need to work on the mental training not just the physical. Fantastic stadium finish though, sprinted the last 100m!
ratatat
Easy pace for 4 miles. Settled into 8:50m/min for 5 miles then upped pace in last 4.
Pacing slower runner for first 10 miles then finished very strongly. Should have set off at faster pace. 1h45 may have been on the cards. Too much left in the tank at the end. Negative split - 59m33 and 55m27
Great day though.
Dick Spandex
Providing weather improves and I manage to get the miles in should get a PB.
Bad day, was on course for 1.38 when I got severe blisters with 4 miles left and had to hobble. Very pissed off.
SpeedyMel
Loved it!
cliffp
My first competitive race, and I managed to finish standing upright ;-)

I'm very pleased with the result, although I would have dearly loved to have to come in under 2 hours, and managed to raise over £450 for Cancer Research UK. Marvellous!

It was the warmest weather I have run in since starting running last October, which meant I was a little warmer that I am normally used to. I also think my hill work let me down, as there are a couple of nasty rises on the Reading course near miles 3 and 7. But, I think my biggest mistake was to go off just a little too quick -- I really should have stayed nearer the 2 hour pacer, rather than running on ahead as much as I did.

All in all, a good start to my running career :-)
JonCPRC
I ran this in 1hr 50mins last year in much cooler conditions and still managed to get a new half marathon PB out there today. A really good course with excellent crowd support and drinks stations. I still say the stadium finish makes it one of the best half marathons in the south of England. I rate it nearly as good as the Great North Run!
Magpie Rob
Only my second half, but with the experience of running Eastbourne and a more forgiving course I am hoping to improve on the time I got there.
Konaboy
Recovering from injury so no real gameplan. Started at back of red zone, eyed up 1:40 pacer from afar & tried to catch up in 1st 3 miles. No joy though. Went through 5K over 25mins so knew that sub 1:40 was not an option. Got to 10K in over 47mins so just dug in for the remainder. Had enough at 10miles & really resented the dog leg just before the stadium. Pleased to see finish & another mediocre Reading Half clocked up. Must sort out this aimless attitude for next outing or may lay off for the summer & come back fresh for autumn races.
Alfadan
Slow and steady. My first run on the roads for nearly 5 months as having 2 new babies in the house doesnt leave much time for training (or sleeping, eating, cleaning etc)
I didnt expect much from this and I wasnt surprised with a slow time. I felt ok and didnt push hard as I knew I was out of practice. A good day with a sub 2hr jog round Reading. Nothing to write home about but I shall use this as a kick start back to my running trainng.
Tiptoes
Achilles held up but not as well as I had hoped.
kaybear
Excellent race, had a great time
Impossible is Nothing
Ran well, steady pace at the start and good effort later. Last mile painful! Great weather conditions and a good course although a couple of noticeable inclines in 3rd and 7th miles. Overall fairly happy that I ran a good race, just need to get faster! Results 318th out of 12300
Stumpy
quite a robust (by that i mean optimistic) prediction. but worth aiming for
FurryFeet
Felt hard work all the way round.
Was still shaking off cold.
Last 2 miles dropped to an 8min/mile pace which lost anything up to 2min - so a sub 1:30 on a good day looks viable.

Split times were:

5K – 00:20:34
10K - 00:41:30
15K - 01:04:23
20K - 01:27:32
trigger74
Considering lack of training absolutley delighted with this- Planned to go at 1.37 pace, the moved up to 1.35 pace and had loads in the tank at 9 miles so pushed on.
Kew
8 second pb nice
mystique100
Racing preparation was going very well. Then had a virus for the two weeks before the race. It was extremely difficult, but the time was not far off of last year's result so I am VERY happy with it!
Synthpop
PB
Freeman
My third time here and as ever enjoyable but challenging.
shaper47
Poor time. But ran relaxed throughtout. 945th
Colourtelly
I followed the bottom!!!!
Tiggy
My first half and alot of training went into it, however the hill at mile 7 got the better of me and I stopped. Ahhhh. Still i'm now in training for the richmond half and this time they'll be no stopping me!!
tazzzman
First race back since ankle surgery in September. Took the race easy and ankle held up well. Hot day.
gidge2010
No stamina past 16KM ... chest infection ... not enough training!
ponyhead
Was sick as a dog in bed with 'man-flu' up till the Weds before the race. Sensibly thought, 'sod it I'll run anyway'. Totally ran out of steam around 8.5 miles and had to walk a few times to make it to the end. Surprised to be under the 2hrs
boyband6666
I was aiming for sub 1-30, but went out too fast following a friend, and it was downhill from there.

I felt awful for the last 8 miles, and had to keep on stopping to stretch my calves (which had been giving me problems aroudn that time).

While the course was good, and it was a PB my 6 minutes, there was no joy for me that day - I felt physically awful (I now know how not to prepare for a race)
Mr.C
Great race, well supported

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