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January 2019

2019 Sage Reading Half Marathon invites Britain’s best athletes with free entries

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Lightning fast runners –The Sage Reading Half Marathon wants you! This popular race returns on Sunday 17 March, 2019 and this year, the race organiser is inviting athletes who have broken 70min (men) or 80min (women) in the last two years (Jan 2017-2019) for a half marathon to snap up their free elite entry. 

 

With around 15,000 runners due to lace up, along with a field of seasoned athletes, Reading is home to one of the UK’s fastest and most-loved half marathons. Andy Vernon (handicap -6.5) and Charlotte Purdue (handicap -0.9) are the current champions with race times of 1:03:08 and 1:12:15 respectively. Who will be gearing up to take the top spot in 2019? Ranked as one of the top prize money events in the UK, at least £16,820 will go to UK and Irish athletes with further monetary rewards for fast times of up to £33,000.

The plans for the 2019 race are in full swing and the organisers, Goldline Events, promise a course as impressive as ever. Taking in the highlights of Reading town centre, it’s a world renowned course, boasting huge crowd support, musical entertainment and beautiful University grounds. A momentous finish awaits every runner inside the Madejski Stadium, the home of Reading FC.

Just six weeks prior to the London Marathon, the Sage Reading Half is the ideal event to fill that spring race spot, test your legs and practice that marathon pace ahead of the big 26.2 in April.

To snap up your spot, email elite@goldlineevents.co.uk

To help you prepare for this half marathon, go to our Training and Advice section

For a half marathon programme that will get you round, click here

For a programme to help you break 95 minutes, click here.

For a programme to help you break 85 minutes, click here.

To join Britain's best at the start line on the 17th March, visit www.readinghalfmarathon.com for more information. 

Entries start at £41.50.

 

For those working towards the elites or even first timers, there are a variety of weekly plans from our runbritain Training Wizard