Half Marathon

Reading Half Marathon

Entry limit:

Entry fees:
£22.50 AAA’s affiliated
£24.50 unaffiliatedLate entry – after 25 February 2007 – add £5.00
(£1 from each entry goes to the Official Race Charities)
Start times:
10:00 Wheelchair Half Marathon
10:05 Half Marathon
All finishers will receive a medal and commemorative Reading Half Marathon space blanket
The 2007 Course

The race starts in Green Park, 250m from the race site at Madejski Stadium. Other changes in 2006 were the inclusion of Abbey Gate by the Forbury Gardens, Lienbenrood Road instead of Parkside Road and dropping Northcourt Ave and the final loop around GreenPark (a shorter loop still remains). The course other than these changes remained the same, proving as fast as in previous years with the only climbs being Whitley Wood Road and Russell Street.

Starting at Green Park, A33 to Bennet Road, Basingstoke Road to Hartland Road, Whitley Wood Road to Shinfield Road and follow the old route to the Reading University loop. Turning right out of the university the route continues along Christchurch Road to Kendrick Road and down into the town centre via London Road, London Street and Mill Lane. A left turn takes the course over the Kennet and past The Oracle complex, then left into Minster Street, right into Kings Road as far as Abbey Square and under Abbey Gate to the Forbury Gardens (half way).

From Abbey Street the route crosses the pedestrian area outside the old Town Hall and into Friar Street, picking up the old route to the Oxford Road and the second climb at Russell Street and onto the Tilehurst Road. The route follows the Tilehurst Road to Lienbenrood Road and Prospect Park before turning left into the Bath Road and heads back towards the town before turning right into Coley Ave and then left into Berkley Ave. Another right into Rose Kiln Lane sees the course onto the A33 dual carriageway, it then heads for over a mile towards the Madejski Stadium; just before the stadium the route take the customary right into GreenPark but only as far as the first roundabout and then returns back towards the Stadium and the finish.