So much excitement up here on Katesgrove Hill as the sound of the approaching motorcycle mounted race marshall announced that the race was on its way to the small crowd at the junction of Kendrick and Christchurch Roads .
Last year, the Reading half marathon was called off at short notice because of treacherous, icy conditions on the roads. The weather remains unpredictable this year; Reading may have had some of its best summer weather in February!
Bowlers taking part in the President v Captains’ match
One of the long-standing traditions at Reading Bowling Club on Kendrick Road has been the annual President versus Captain match. This has always been a prestigious occasion, with not only a hard fought competition between the two teams on the green, but with a social occasion afterwards.
The English health and social care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), inspected the Forbury Clinic at 11 Kendrick Road in October 2017 and found it safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.
Diversion at Whitley Pump for the half marathon 3 April 2016
This year’s Reading half marathon is on Sunday 19 March and many roads around Katesgrove will be closed for most of the morning and some of the afternoon. Even pedestrians can be affected because roads can become impossible to cross as runners stream past.
Here at the international HQ of the Whitley Pump on top of Katesgrove Hill, we decided to celebrate our first birthday by ‘beating the bounds‘ of Katesgrove ward. This is a walk of over 4 miles around the perimeter of the ward, or as near to the perimeter as can be obtained without swimming or getting run over.