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Reading Half Marathon

Listed by mar
, Reading RG1 UK
173 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
!COGS! Purbeck Runners 1:27:20 1:31:42 32:00 1:31:42 64.58
1Smith Formula One Circuit Crew 1:44:25 1:44:25 1:50:10 59.76
2lesstoenails Unaffiliated 1:38:27
_Weevil_ Reading Roadrunners 1:48:28 1:48:28 1:50:00 1:48:28 61.20
a7083 Mud Crew Trail Runners, SHAEF Shifters 1:24:23 1:44:13 1:51:02 53.55
acha114 Reading Roadrunners 1:33:36 1:39:37 1:34:00 1:39:37
afcbdave Reading Roadrunners 1:32:46 1:49:58 1:54:51 52.20
Alfadan Real Buzz RC 1:41:57 1:47:27 1:55:00 1:47:27 55.53
Amadeus Unaffiliated 1:26:46 1:26:46 1:26:46 71.66
Andrew I Unaffiliated 1:17:23 1:20:38 1:20:38 74.35
AndrewJ Unaffiliated 1:41:16 1:42:26 1:42:26 60.70
AndyWB Unaffiliated 2:29:22 2:29:22 2:29:22 39.65
anne23 Unaffiliated 1:37:42 1:47:38 1:47:38 61.35
araqnid Unaffiliated 2:03:39 2:22:40 2:22:40 41.67
Avon Reading Joggers 1:25:12 1:33:30 1:33:30 64.96
B Rubble Dursley Running Club 1:25:12 1:28:36 1:28:36 72.47
Baron von Sharon Headington RoadRunners 1:44:20 1:44:20 1:44:20 63.10
Becfleck Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers RC 1:50:08 1:50:21 1:52:46 58.44
bennybeerbelly Unaffiliated 1:50:22 1:50:22 1:50:00 1:50:22 53.87
BlackAndTabby Unaffiliated 2:13:05 2:29:44 2:29:44 46.76
blisterboy Unaffiliated 1:45:06 1:45:06 1:45:06 56.34
blue (pete) Unaffiliated 1:49:12 2:18:00 2:18:00 46.92
boyband6666 Long Eaton Running Club, White Lightening Harriers, McCarkiss Endurance Project 1:15:04 1:26:53 1:29:59 1:26:53 68.16
Boycie Unaffiliated 1:17:40 1:17:40 1:18:00 1:17:40 76.55
BradR Bracknell Forest Runners 1:28:35 1:34:41 1:34:41 63.31
BrettFalcus Unaffiliated 1:31:05 1:47:07 1:50:30 54.96
BrianK Reading Roadrunners 1:23:53 1:32:42 1:34:00 1:32:42 71.61
Bubabear Sandhurst Joggers 1:40:58 1:40:58 1:41:21 65.31
Bumface Purple Patch Runners 1:23:19 1:32:12 1:32:00 1:32:12 69.64
Burto Hatch Warren Runners 1:50:50 2:01:47 2:02:47 48.82
carlbob London FrontRunners 1:34:30 1:37:11 1:38:28 60.15
CBL Handy Cross Runners 1:44:56 1:58:17 1:58:17 58.61
chocolatepony Unaffiliated 2:26:31 2:26:31 2:26:31 45.07
ck Sandhurst Joggers 1:53:00
ClaireLouise1 Reading Roadrunners 1:49:12 2:06:52 2:14:30 49.37
ClaireR Unaffiliated 1:44:09 1:46:54 1:46:54 64.22
cliffp Abingdon Amblers AC 1:55:38 1:55:38 1:55:38 55.99
Cormorant Cranleigh Tortoise & Hare Runners 1:35:24 2:08:13 2:08:13 53.59
coxar Birmingham Running, Athletics, & Triathlon Club (BRAT) 1:50:08 1:57:10 1:57:29 53.35
Cris Garth Swindon Harriers 1:24:50 1:36:44 1:36:44 70.42
D.Lloyd Unaffiliated 1:50:02 1:50:02 1:59:00 1:50:02 59.83
Dave B Unaffiliated 1:27:05 1:27:05 1:58:28 50.19
DavidC Reading Roadrunners 1:38:34 1:47:03 1:47:03 60.98
Davor Unaffiliated 1:22:37 1:43:59 2:16:19 43.44
Dawid Unaffiliated 1:59:33 1:59:33 1:53:00 1:59:33 49.53
Dee VanCity Cove Joggers 1:42:46 1:53:27 1:53:27 58.34
Digga Unaffiliated 1:25:36 1:31:29 1:31:29 73.19
Dol Bailey Unaffiliated 1:48:29 1:57:01 2:00:00 1:58:17 62.43
DTB Hart Road Runners 1:44:03 1:45:00 1:50:00 1:45:00 57.09
emilyc Unaffiliated 2:14:40 2:14:40 2:30:00 2:14:40 48.90
Escapee Reading Roadrunners 1:47:08 1:57:20 1:57:20 57.08
EstelleJ Unaffiliated 2:29:02 2:29:02 2:29:02 48.95
Fat Jase Unaffiliated 1:40:28 1:42:08 1:43:10 57.41
Footpad Unaffiliated 1:47:22 1:53:09 1:53:09 56.75
Freeman Mornington Chasers 1:13:54 1:14:03 1:14:03 80.57
FurryFeet Unaffiliated 1:18:57 1:25:18 1:30:00 1:25:18 72.32
Garden City Rick Garden City Runners 1:37:38 1:40:52 1:40:52 67.53
gasteropod Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC 1:18:29 1:24:24 1:24:24 76.08
GAZGIB Bracknell Forest Runners 1:35:38 1:49:17 1:48:00 2:03:21 50.01
gmace Unaffiliated 2:12:22 2:12:22 2:12:22
Godzilla Ranelagh Harriers 1:44:23 1:57:32 1:57:32 50.59
gracesdad73 Port Talbot 1:26:34 1:26:34 1:27:17 1:27:17 69.09
grahamk345 UKnetrunner 1:27:16 1:27:16 1:28:00
gray Cranleigh Tortoise & Hare Runners 1:50:59 2:08:14 2:08:14
Groundhog 100 Marathon Club, Sandhurst Joggers, LDWA 1:43:01 2:07:20 2:00:00 2:07:20 50.02
GuyT Unaffiliated 1:44:04 1:44:04 1:50:00 1:44:04 62.22
happy_ann Unaffiliated 2:21:33 2:21:33 2:30:00 2:21:33 56.30
Harrier coach Halterworth Harriers 1:25:45 1:25:45 1:25:45 76.13
Heavyweight UKnetrunner 1:41:41 1:49:21 1:51:36 58.99
Hills of Death (HOD) Huntingdonshire AC, Riverside Runners 1:39:43 1:47:07 1:47:07 57.59
Hissing Sid Unaffiliated 1:29:48 1:29:48 1:29:48 72.10
hungry hippo Purple Patch Runners 1:52:56
Ian147 Unaffiliated 1:32:38 1:32:38 1:32:38 65.10
Iron_Mum FERC 1:53:10 2:00:15 2:00:15 57.55
jbg777 Unaffiliated 1:46:00 2:06:00 2:06:00 47.07
JCMARLOWE Unaffiliated 1:44:30 2:00:11 2:00:00 2:08:05 49.33
jcmwatkins Reading Roadrunners 1:59:59 2:28:51 2:31:16 40.78
JF50 Unaffiliated 1:37:06 1:40:59 1:40:59 70.51
Jigs Unaffiliated 1:19:28 1:19:28 1:19:28 79.50
Jim7 TeamBath AC 1:14:04 1:18:23 1:15:50 1:18:23 75.55
Jock Itch FERC 1:13:30 1:17:20 1:17:23 80.35
JPK Reading Joggers 1:32:45 2:25:28 2:25:28 41.75
Julzy Unaffiliated 1:49:25 1:57:53 2:05:00 1:58:18 60.24
Just John Unaffiliated 1:43:48 1:51:56 1:59:00 1:51:56 53.12
Kate1307 Bramley Runners 1:55:31 2:11:26 2:10:00 2:11:26 51.20
katec Runnymede Runners 1:45:01 1:58:27 1:58:27 55.66
kaybear Wimbledon Windmilers 1:54:04 2:00:56 1:59:00 2:00:56 57.22
KDJ Reading Joggers 2:00:15
Kew Reading Joggers 1:39:54 1:39:54 1:40:13 66.80
Kimberlina Wimbledon Windmilers 2:07:04 2:16:09 2:16:00 2:16:09 50.42
kingosticks Unaffiliated 1:35:19 1:39:36 1:39:36 59.45
Knox Reading Joggers 1:44:52 1:53:15 1:53:15 64.42
Krisis Unaffiliated 1:42:48 1:46:55 1:49:59 1:46:55 58.15
ktok Unaffiliated 1:41:38 1:42:34 1:42:34 58.79
lennoxr Maidenhead AC 1:19:51 1:23:20 1:23:30 1:24:38 73.47
Lethargic Long Eaton Running Club 1:10:10 1:15:22 1:15:22 80.59
line186 Unaffiliated 2:06:47 1:49:00
LucyG Compton Harriers RC 1:31:26 1:33:11 1:35:25 80.34
M4RK J Dubai Road Runners 1:37:02 1:44:30 1:44:30 59.98
MarcH Mornington Chasers 1:16:51 1:16:51
MarkyS Reading Roadrunners, Saffron Striders RC 1:27:24 1:28:01 1:28:00 1:28:01 67.39
martian77 Unaffiliated 2:03:20 2:48:44
Martin G Saint Edmund Pacers 1:17:27 1:22:24
McCargathon BeaRCats running club 1:42:59 1:42:59 1:42:59 57.73
Michael G Reading Roadrunners, Trail Running Association 1:18:07 1:28:21 1:28:21 73.89
Mikey Mel Unaffiliated 1:38:07
MissChappo Unaffiliated 2:22:12 2:22:12 2:22:12 47.60
MKS Newbury AC 1:23:55 1:39:05 1:39:05 74.58
Mon77 Unaffiliated 1:34:07 1:44:50 1:44:50 63.14
monkey harris Unaffiliated 1:54:33 2:01:00 2:01:00 51.80
Monkey_75 London Fire Brigade, London Fire Brigade Triathlon Club 1:55:06 1:55:06 1:55:06 57.90
moorey mbs swindon 1:32:39 1:33:27 1:33:27 64.53
Morf Reading Joggers 1:35:42 1:35:42 1:40:00 1:36:14 74.90
Mr Chops Unaffiliated 1:37:49 1:37:49 1:44:08 57.91
Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs) Kettering Town Harriers, Road Runners Club 1:31:50 1:31:50 1:31:50 90.36
Munty Hart Road Runners 1:27:59 1:32:12 1:29:40 1:32:12 74.53
mystique100 Unaffiliated 1:40:04 2:05:25 1:55:00 2:05:25 48.08
ndellar Spa Striders RC 1:48:40 2:03:24 2:03:24 53.64
Nic.1 50 Marathon Club, Reading Joggers, Wargrave Runners 1:33:43 2:20:33 2:20:00 2:25:11 63.23
oceanspirit Unaffiliated 2:20:19 2:40:01 2:40:01 41.27
Pagesmith FERC 1:55:11 2:04:40 2:05:00 2:17:26 46.35
PIN 01 Sandhurst Joggers 1:35:03 1:35:03 1:42:00 1:35:48 68.72
PipG FERC, Bramley Runners 1:54:55 1:59:05 1:59:05 57.22
plodding hippo 100 Marathon Club 1:56:30 1:58:07 1:58:07 61.03
ponyhead Unaffiliated 1:48:34 1:48:34 1:53:30 1:48:34 56.56
Pov Unaffiliated 1:41:43 1:46:32 1:46:32 60.78
Prof Disco Dean Reading Roadrunners 1:22:36 1:24:13 1:24:13 70.31
PSAMIKE Newent Runners 1:32:49 1:36:05 1:44:04 1:36:05 70.28
redkaya Unaffiliated 1:46:32 1:48:11 1:48:00 1:48:11 61.88
Rob P 84 Barnet & District AC 1:35:07 1:48:07 1:48:07 54.77
RobinBertrand Unaffiliated 1:46:28 1:52:06 1:52:06 54.60
Roofus Collingwood AC 1:50:19 1:53:48 1:53:48 63.34
RRR-CAZ Reading Roadrunners 1:28:23 1:33:06 1:33:06 68.97
runnerron Unaffiliated 1:58:28 1:58:28 2:00:00 1:58:28 56.52
Running Ruth London Heathside Runners AC 1:51:24 1:53:56 1:54:50
runningbean Unaffiliated 1:42:38 1:50:22 1:50:22 53.74
Sblack70 Bracknell Forest Runners 1:30:53 1:47:52 1:58:05 52.24
Seagrave Birmingham Running, Athletics, & Triathlon Club (BRAT) 1:28:36 1:39:42 1:43:30 57.21
Shadowfax Abingdon Amblers AC 1:28:20 1:29:22 1:29:22 73.05
Shred Betty Lliswerry Runners 1:56:22 1:59:46 2:13:15 51.94
Sid Sandhurst Joggers 1:35:10 1:38:11 1:38:11 71.81
smiley broadling Unaffiliated 2:04:57 2:14:54 2:14:54 51.76
Smoggy Milton Keynes AC 1:22:56 1:57:44 1:57:44 52.81
spoke Runnymede Runners 1:22:14 1:24:23 1:24:23 78.02
stefkirl 100 Marathon Club, Waverley Harriers 1:46:05 1:46:57 1:46:57 57.68
Stouty Unaffiliated 1:28:42 1:36:20 1:37:19 61.31
Super Norts Notts AC 1:12:41 1:12:41 1:14:58 78.99
superflyguy Hailsham Harriers 1:52:54 1:52:54 2:00:00 1:57:16 51.42
SuperTed Unaffiliated 1:34:07 1:41:56 1:45:00 1:41:56 60.52
surreystrider™ Unaffiliated 1:39:06 1:45:54 1:47:57 57.60
swiftnick Aldermaston AC, Reading Joggers 1:40:05 1:44:03 1:54:29 58.49
Synthpop Unaffiliated 1:36:52 1:37:56 1:37:56 61.57
Tabasco Unaffiliated 1:55:28 1:55:28 1:59:00 1:58:53 55.45
The Teaboy Bedford Harriers AC 1:41:48 1:41:48 1:41:48 58.40
TheKirbster Unaffiliated 1:38:02 1:38:02 1:38:02 60.50
tom_craggs Mornington Chasers, Winchester & District AC 1:15:29 1:17:42 1:19:34 74.42
Tony-21 Reading Roadrunners 1:34:54 1:46:07 1:46:07 63.10
topcorner Sandhurst Joggers 1:56:48
Tortoise Boy Hillingdon AC 1:59:53 2:03:20 2:03:20 51.23
tr_88 Unaffiliated 2:06:17 2:10:33 2:10:33 45.38
TracyB Unaffiliated 1:56:54 1:57:30 1:57:30 58.26
TrailingTortoise Unaffiliated 2:02:35 2:12:59 2:12:59 49.57
TrailsurferUK Reading Roadrunners 1:33:37 1:35:30 1:41:51 64.64
trigger74 Reading Roadrunners, Watford Joggers 1:26:41 1:27:51 1:30:54 65.95
Trobot Unaffiliated 1:47:50 1:54:53 1:55:00 1:56:43 50.82
Troughty Unaffiliated 1:42:25 1:40:00
Trying Hard Unaffiliated 2:02:53 2:03:58 1:59:00 2:03:58 58.85
TW Unaffiliated 1:30:57 1:31:51 1:34:59 1:46:54 58.63
VickiG Unaffiliated 1:44:24 1:44:24 1:44:24 63.06
Vicksta Harlow RC 1:36:55 1:46:08 1:46:08 63.08
Windsor Wool Datchet Dashers 1:20:54 1:25:09 1:25:12 70.78
Zehnderboy FERC 1:39:26 1:41:14 1:50:00 1:42:59 60.38
zogran Unaffiliated 2:05:23 2:15:25 2:15:25 44.53

This event is listed on these dates:

TrailsurferUK
My second half marathon. Was still getting a feel for pace.
B Rubble
Not too bad after 8 months out injured. Suffered from lack of race fitness towards the end.
The Teaboy
Shite. Back went at 7 miles. Was on for 1:35-1:36.
oceanspirit
A personal worst! Something not for the record books.
Just John
3rd time in Reading - and so pleased to have done better than last year. little way off PB but all very good and happy.
Iron_Mum
Not a pb :-( but still a great result as I've been struggling with Achilles injury and hadn't done nearly enough training. Didn't even think I was going to be able to run it this time last week.

Nice steady splits:
5K – 00:29:05
10K – 00:56:49
15K – 01:25:51
20K – 01:54:09
Hills of Death (HOD)
Not great tried to run at Mara Pace but just over
Prof Disco Dean
quite pleased with this time 2nd fastest half !!
Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs)
It's a must for us :-)
Morf
Pre London training run at race pace
Julzy
Fab :) a 4 minute PB and 9 minutes quicker than last year at Reading :)
Zehnderboy
Enjoyed the race, lots of people and start was a bit congested. Don't know why I was passing White & Green bibs when I started at the front of the blue. Hills are not too bad to cope with but if you're under done in training (like I was) then they will bite. I struggled from about 8 miles but tried to keep up as good a tempo as I could manage.
Finish in the stadium was excellent, a great roar as you enter the stadium really spurs you on for the last 100 or so metres
Kate1307
OMG... first one done.
McCargathon
Great race, another PB smashed! Went far too quickly on the first 7 miles and paid the price until the excellent stadium finish got me home and dry.
MarcH
DNF - severe ab cramps right after 3 miles.
Pulled out as I coudn't continue.
Osteopath (referred to by my GP) diagnosed a muscle strain...
tom_craggs
2 weeks of cold, still coughing, 3 hours sleep and a night of drinking....and the inevitable decision to take is easy from 8 miles came.
Vicksta
Enjoyable race in perfect conditions. Pleased with my run.
lennoxr
Could age be catching up with me or was it that hard 20 miler last week caught up with me today. Never felt great even in the first mile.
TW
Ran with a friend whilst recovering....great run, really enjoyed it..and a great pb for my running partner!
Baron von Sharon
PB!
trigger74
not bad considering lack of training- bit fast through first 5, excited by redlands support, thought wheels had really come off at 7/8 but held it together until last mile. Great race, great support again
Nic.1
Too hot wore too much. Felt very light headed in the last 2 miles.
boyband6666
Really good course, which I did last year (and didn't enjoy, having prepared incorrectly), so came back determined to beat 1.30 (last year I fell short).

In the end I felt good all the way round, and didn't just beat it, I dominated it!
ponyhead
Good weather conditions on the whole, bit warmer than expected, shouldn't have worn a base layer. Big nasty blood blister on my right foot made miles 7 onwards uncomfortable, so I'm pleased with the time - surprised I couldnrun Reading faster than Cardiff whichnis pancake-flat. (Though the mass start congestion, lack of any visible mile markers to pace against and general distance cock-up make it hard to judge Cardiff 2010 in any sensible light.)

Still get to the end of halves and think, "turn round and do the same again?? Not likely!"
gray
Maybe not my finest hour (or 2hrs 8 mins & 14 secs come to that). Feet seemed to be stuck to the tarmac for the last four miles or so but nevertheless kept 'running' the whole way. Seem to remember encouragement from my carer 'Cormorant' - wish I could remember a single word....good to finish in the Mad Stad once again and looking forward to a far more dignified (!) visit for the London Irish - Exeter St Patrick's day guinness-fest this Saturday.
Cormorant
Proof of something you don't want to know - that you can run a half marathon on hardly any training. Ran all this with Gray, who was checking out by about mile 10 but we encouraged each other along and I held up his arm as we crossed the finishing line in the Madejski (he couldn't raise his arm by himself by that point), not a dry eye in the house.
cliffp
I enjoyed this race a lot, and managed to keep my pace going through my normal 12K dip. I also managed to push my 17K dip to 19K, but then I really ran out of energy and the last 2K was really tough. And, after all that, I still got a PB :-)
Tabasco
Great race, my first time at Reading. Faded rather badly in the last 3 miles (lack of recent training showed!) but still just scraped a PB! Loved the stadium finish and managed a decent sprint to the line. Organization was generally good, although the new route to the start for the green and white numbers "avoiding crowds" was a bit silly as there was a huge bottle neck and it took ages to get moving. Great support round the course.
Alfadan
Felt good but wasnt expecting much, should have gone quicker, had some left at the end, maybe a 1:42?
MKS
Provisional time from Garmin. The kind person who overtook me around 6k mark banged my stopwatch and stopped the timer! Luckily I had a plain stop watch on my other wrist which shows 1:39:05 so either way I have a new PB.

Official chip time confirmed at 1:39:05
Boycie
Strong race. Start delayed by 20 mins and felt like I needed the loo as soon as we got going. Consequently v. Steady for four miles until the feeling passed. Then a downhill around 5 miles picked the pace up and from then on was averaging around 5.45s apart from one mile with a hill in it which was 6.15. First 5k 18.55 last 10m 58.37!!!
Monkey_75
Garmin time was 1:54:43

I ran on max's number!!
Jim7
Didn't go according to plan and fell well behnid target pace after about 6 miles.
blue (pete)
approx garmin time. What a mare! Had a bad cough last week which has now developed into a bit of an issue. Set of smartly (too smartly) and by the bottom of Kendrick Hill wanted to go home! Met one shirt wearing Fetchy on run up to Prospect Park (He is in Berkshire BBC photo of camel(!) crossing finishing line around 2.18 gun time - we commented on the lack of fetchy shirts. So pleased to get to end.
Major thanks to the child bride and no. 2 son for once again following me around mwah!
bennybeerbelly
Hard push at the end - just missed out for 1:49 -

weather prefect -cloudy and slighty chilly
D.Lloyd
PB!
smiley broadling
Slower than last year but to be expected having not done as much training, what with work and being off colour on and off for 6 weeks.
mystique100
Preparation was going well, but 3 weeks before the even I injured my Achilles tendon. It healed up just in time for the race, but the ankle brace I wore as a precaution caused soreness under the arch of my foot half way through the race so i had to slow down. :-(

Reasonably happy with the time considering I was running in paid for 1/2 the race. This is the 3rd time something bad has happened in this even over the years preventing me from imporoving my PB ;-(
zogran
still at 2 10 pace at 10 miles then running backwards. First race. Far to many people. Difficult to keep regular stride in early stages. Need to include more longer runs in the lead up to the race.
AndrewJ
Very please considering total lack of any training plan this year - gonna go for it now and break 1:40 in Bracknell in May. Thanks to all the other Fetchies for shouts and random chat along the way....
Dee VanCity
My plan was to run this slower than marathon pace for the first half or so, then pick up to marathon pace. I followed the plan for the first three miles, then got bored of running so slow. I then picked up to marathon pace for the next several miles and then picked it up even more for the last three miles. I had fun, smiling all the way. Great race!
blisterboy
Bit slower than usual, the Nurse's outfit was to blame!
Groundhog
Injured achilles tendon 2 weeks before so couldn't train in the last 2 weeks. happy to finish my first half marathon, but it was a killer in the last 3 miles.

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