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Preparations for 2019 Reading Half Marathon well underway

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With just under two months to go until this year's Reading Half Marathon, we've been catching up with one of the people involved in the event.

This year's event is taking place on Sunday 17th March.

The organisers are hoping the weather will be on their side this year, after last year's race had to be cancelled last minute because of heavy snow.

Ali Galbraith is the Pacing Co-Ordinator - he's told us the race is an exciting opportunity for beginner runners.

He says it's vital you put the training in and don't just attempt the whole distance in one go:

"Whatever you do, don't try and go out and get the distance all in one.

"A couple of times a week try and get to three miles or so - and use your weekends to do your long runs.

"But please make sure you build yourself up to the distance."

Ali says rehearsing what you'll do on race day really helps too:

"One of my top tips that I always say to people is to practice your race day.

"Practice your equipment, nutrition and other things you'll be using, so you're used to them.

"Then you come into the event ready and prepared."

There's still time left to sign up to this year's event.

Head to the Reading Half Marathon website for more information.

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