Runners on The Road

Runners on The Road

Come and join us for International Events!!

Often throughout the year many of us Roadrunners organise our own trips abroad. Someone will come up with an idea and we'll then eventually post it on Facebook.

These events are usually marathons but many incorporate half marathons & 10Ks also. We also have members who travel to international parkruns.  Often many may just come to support, so it's ideal if you just want a holiday.

The problem is many people can feel left out or new members may not have noticed old posts on Facebook.

If you have a trip planned in next year or so, or have a great idea then please contact me or email your idea and rough details to runnersontheroad@readingroadrunners.org or just tag me in (Paul Monaghan) and mention details on Facebook. Note you're not obliged to do this and it's totally understandable that you just may want to arrange your own trip with friends. But come on we all love a good holiday.

 

Upcoming Trips:sible text


 

Seville Marathon 2023

Distances  Marathon & 5K Breakfast Run
parkruns?  None nearby
Date  19th February 2023
Contact  Paul Monaghan & Caroline Jackson
Details One awesome city that is quite possibly our favourite Spanish marathon. It's billed as one of the flattest in Europe and certainly lives up to that. The course also passes the picturesque Plaza de España which is also the kick off point to the 5K breakfast run the day before. Post race the city is brimming with brilliant tapas bars and numerous watering holes. Really is one that can't be missed as many Roadrunners will testify
We normally stay around the reasonably priced Macarena district which is a short bus ride from the centre..
Entry details & Website

 


 

Palma Marathon Weekend 2023

Distances  Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K
parkruns?  None nearby
Date  15th October 2022
Contact  Paul Monaghan & Caroline Jackson
Details We've done this a few times. You'll not be disappointed with Palma. The race is set in the unique scenery of the beautiful city of Palma. Participants enjoy a course along the breathtaking promenade with views over the bay and the turquoise blue Mediterranean Sea, towards the cathedral with its sandstones colours, and into the historic old town.
We're staying at the BQ Belvedere Hotel within easy bus reach of Palma.
Entry details & Website

 


 

Lanzarote Running Festival 2023

Distances  Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 6K
parkruns? None in Lanzarote at present
Date  2-Dec-2023
Contact Kerri French socialsec@readingroadrunners.org
Details Grab yourself some winter sun with an average temperature of 19ºC the Lanzarote International Marathon weekend takes place in December along a coastal avenue in the Island of Lanzarote, covering the municipalities of Costa Teguise, Arrecife, San Barlotomé and Puerto del Carmen.
There’s plenty of opportunity of socialise to get you warmed up for Christmas, including Karaoke at the runners favourite ‘Jesters’ Bar.
Entry details & Website

 


 

Malaga Marathon 2023

Distances  Marathon & Half Marathon
parkruns? No
Date  10th Dec 2023
Contact  Paul Monaghan & Caroline Jackson
Details This has to be one of the most underrated cities in Europe. If you love Spanish culture & Tapas bars then yu can't get much better than here. If you are searching for a great winter escape and a race set in a beautiful location then Maratón Málaga may be what you are looking for. It's held in December in the city of Málaga, Spain, the capital of Costa del Sol.
Done this marathon and visited so many times and absolutely love the place.

Registration info & Website

 


 

RR Hoodies 2022

New Bespoke Club Hoodies Available to Pre-order

Quick drying, moisture wicking fabric made by Scimitar.

For full description visit

https://www.scimitarsports.com/product/custom-sublimated-hoodies/

Size Guide

https://www.scimitarsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Scimitar_Size_Guide_2021.pdf

Please select your size on Webcollect

Depending on the number of pre-orders this is the pricing below:

10-25 fully sublimated hoodies @ £52 plus VAT
26-35 fully sublimated hoodies @ £50 plus VAT
36-50 fully sublimated hoodies @ £46 plus VAT
51-99 fully sublimated hoodies @ £38 plus VAT
100-199 fully sublimated hoodies @ £36 plus VAT

The more people that place an order the cheaper it will be for everyone.

Please note hoodies will be ordered annually so this is your only chance to get one this year. The next order won’t be placed until Sept 2023.

Pre-orders will be taken from Monday 24th – 31st October.

The order will be placed with Scimitar on Tuesday 1st November – Hoodies will be made and distributed approx 4 – 6 weeks later.

The hoodies can be collected from Dean Allaway at a Weds Track sessions Palmer Park once they arrive, or you can arrange to collect them from him at home.

Payment on delivery either by cash or card once we know how much they will be.

Dean can also be contacted on : clubkit@readingroadrunners.org

Thursday Outruns

Outruns 2022

Come and join us on Thursday evenings for a social run geared towards club members.  We meet about 6.20pm – 6:30pm at various locations for a 5-6 mile relaxed run starting at 6.30pm. These take place most weeks except weeks when there is a pub run arranged (See pubrun page)

These runs are usually led by club members who will arrange the route which we try to vary each week. A typical route is shown below.

It’s a a leisurely talking pace and no-one is ever left behind as emphasis is based on enjoyment rather than speed. It’s a great way to meet fellow club members in a relaxed environment. So come on what you waiting for?

 

 

 

Runs we have arranged for 2023 are as follows: Please contact Ian Giggs if you would like to arrange a location and a route.

Date Organiser Location
22nd Dec Paul & Caroline Palmer Park
29th Dec Amelia & Debbie Shinfield Arms
5th Jan Stuart Lunn Queens Head RG2 7AZ
12th Jan Rob Gladwin Shinfield Arms
19th Jan Amelia Busby The Three Tons RG6 1LT
26th Jan Ian Giggs Prospect Park

Please note: Participants take part in outruns at their own risk, and should run within their own limits.

This is our 3 Lakes route but routes will vary each week.

Club Kit 2022

Great news in, we now have new kit available to buy at Up & Running in Broad Street Reading!!

EXACT CASH ONLY
TEES £25
VESTS/RACER BACK £16
SHORTS £27

Thanks to Neringa for doing this and also don’t forget you get 10% discount with RR Membership (excludes club kit)

Many thanks

Dean Allaway – Kit Manager
Email: clubkit@readingroadrunners.org

Hoodies are also available to buy online. Please see page here

 

Come Training With Us

Come and Join us at Palmer Park

We have many track and outdoor training sessions for beginners and new members alike on both Wednesday and Friday’s. We also have a vibrant social scene, so this is an ideal place to mix with like minded people.

Please check out our Palmer Park track schedule from link here.  We’re always happy to see new members.