Half Marathon Training Programme
Reading 21 is a comprehensive half marathon training programme, which prepares participants for Reading Half Marathon on 2 April 2023. The programme consists of:
Training plans designed for different levels of runners
Online workshops to explain half marathon strategy
Weekly running practices (in collaboration with “Reading HK Runners”)
Yoga classes designed for runners
Reading 21 is offered for up to 50 participants free of charge, as kindly sponsored by the Reading Borough Council. Runners of all levels, regardless of their enrollment in the Reading Half Marathon, are welcome to join. Priority will be given to new immigrants including Hong Kongers. Through the programme, we hope to empower participants to participate and complete a half marathon, enhance physical and mental wellbeing, and make new friends in the community.
Reading 21’s head coach Harry Loasby was a former member of the Hong Kong national team, the current Hong Kong national record holder of 3000m. Harry founded his running club BuffCo and dedicated in training runners from all walks of lives.
Time & Location
14 January 2023 - 2 April 2023
Click here for the tentative training schedule.
To enroll in Reading 21, please register as a “Reading 21 member”. Then you will have automatically enrolled in all Reading 21 webinars, weekly running practices and our specially designed training program suitable for your level. You will receive regular updates and reminders for the events. You are required to separately enroll in one yoga class for free here. Please note that places for yoga classes are first come first served!