After the racers left Green Park and the Bennet Road gyratory behind them they head up the hill of Hartland Road at about the 2 mile mark. Our on-the-spot photographer sent us some photographs of the Reading Sage half marathon as it unfolded.
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!
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.