Reading Half Marathon report – Daf Davies

The following comes from an email to PS – pronouns have been changed to stop it sounding like he followed the whole club round Reading…! Daf reports…
I couldn’t see anyone I knew until about mile 9, just past the town centre or so, when I clocked Peter in his vest…I was on for about 1h36 to 1h38 (all being well) at that point, so I stuck behind him and did ok until mile 11 when I lost energy and settled to a very slow jog…at the last loop, when we had to go around the roundabout, he was on the other side of the road…I had me vest on and hollered “peter” but it kind of came out in a croak…to be honest, I was then just pleased to finish, and lost a cracking amount of time in the last 2 miles…my watch had my time at 1h44m30s (He hadn’t checked the chip time at time of writing but this is about right – Ed). Once again, I thought the atmosphere was great, lots of crowd support and bands etc.
I missed all the vegan crew whilst feeding my face with crisps and water at the end!
Yes, the crisps were very welcome! – Ed