Mizuno Reading Half Marathon to kick off 2013 runbritain Grand Prix

Reading Half Marathon

The 2013 runbritain will get underway in five weeks time at the Mizuno Reading Half Marathon. Points will be awarded for the first 250 finishing positions in the men’s and women’s races with the first British finisher awarded 250 points and the 250th finisher awarded one point. These points will be carried forward to the other races in the Grand Prix with the runner’s best four performances counting towards his or her overall total.

Normal entries are now closed but charity places are available here and those who are in contention for a top place in the runbritain Grand Prix can email elite@readinghalfmarathon.com to request an entry into the race.

The race also includes the England Athletics Half Marathon Championships.

The race organisers Sweatshop have announced a very exciting package to incentivise British athletes to choose Reading as their choice for a spring half marathon this year.

There will be pacers for 64 minutes and 65 minutes up to 8 miles and the prizes for the race are as follows:

1st £1000
2nd £500
3rd £250
4th £150
5th £100

British athlete prize money:

1st £400
2nd £300
3rd £200
4th £100
5th £50

Time incentives for British runners are as follows:

Men

Sub 61mins: £5,000
Sub 62mins: £2,000
Sub 63mins: £1,000
Sub 64mins: £500

Women

Sub 68mins: £5,000
Sub 69mins: £2,000
Sub 70mins: £1,000
Sub 71mins: £500