Reading Half Marathon (HM) NEARLY FULL – Book now!

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Olympic Gold and Silver medallist rower Zac Purchase and British long distance runner Andrew Lemoncello met today as part of an exclusive training session organised by title race sponsor Mizuno as places for Reading’s premier running event hit the half way mark.

As part of Great Britain’s Lightweight Men’s Double Scull team, Purchase is stepping out of the boat to take on the Mizuno Reading Half Marathon and was receiving expert training tips from Lemoncello in preparation of the big day. The twenty six year-old commented, “Most of my fitness training to date has been done on water so it’s going to be interesting to see how I take to the roads. It has been invaluable getting some advice from someone like Andrew who runs professionally and looking over the course I am sure finishing in front of a packed Madejski Stadium will truly be a memorable experience.”

Announced as the England Championship for Half Marathon 2013, the 13.1 mile event was first run in 1983 and is open to runners of all levels with an expected 17,000 competitors taking part on Sunday, 17th March 2013. Starting in Green Park, runners will make their way towards Reading University before passing the historic Town Hall and other renowned landmarks in Reading town centre. Continuing on closed roads, runners then head back towards the home of Reading F.C. and London Irish R.F.C. – the Madejski Stadium – for a truly unforgettable finish in front of thousands of spectators.

Mizuno UK Marketing Manager Rob Henderson commented, “We’re delighted to continue our sponsorship of the Mizuno Reading Half Marathon. It is one of the best running events in the UK and we want to help it get even better. Events like these provide runners of all standards with the perfect motivation to train towards their moment and that is very important to us”.

Mizuno has a long heritage of sponsoring esteemed running races. The Mizuno Reading Half Marathon is one of the biggest regional mass participation events in the UK and will be joining major marathons in Milan, Amsterdam and the Nice Half Marathon as part of the Mizuno sponsorship portfolio.

Entry to the Mizuno Reading Half Marathon is open and places are filling up fast; please visit

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  1. Running a marathon may seem daunting, but with the right training, 26.2 miles is perfectly doable. Even people who have never run a distance longer than 3 or 4 miles can successfully train for and run their first marathon. Even seasoned marathon runners benefit from structured training programs, especially if they have a goal to finish it in a certain amount of time.Do you want to run a marathon? Well, all it takes to do so is to select a good training program and to make the commitment to stick with the plan. The training is designed to help condition your body to withstand.-

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