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Reading Rivermead 10k

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Event summary

Speed around the Rivermead Leisure Complex in this fast, flat 10k. Great for runners of all stripes, the course will loop around the green-space and run adjacent to the River Thames. Sign up for the scenic backdrop or for that all-important finisher's medal.

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MCC Promotions have acted as sports consultants on over 100 televised boxing shows, with SKY TV’s popular Friday Night Fight Shows, many sportswear brands, BP, and many sports clubs throughout the UK.

The MCC Promotions 10K Run Series has proved a great success in recent years attracting over 10,000 runners each year throughout the UK.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Sat Oct 30 2021

What's included:

  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Trophies for the Top 3 runners
  • Onsite changing/toilet facilities
  • First aid
  • Aid stations
  • Car parking
  • Accurately measured course
10k
10:00am Sun 31st Oct 2021

Run 10km

£15.00
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2.6
20 reviews
ThumbsUpWell organized
ParkingGreat parking
ActionHighFiveHelpful volunteers
Andrew M
Star
3.0
Did the 10k in 2019
Not too congested as lower numbers this year. Very friendly marshalls, new course next year making better use of tow path....I hope!… read more
Anton
Star
3.0
Did the 10k in 2019
Signposting for registration would have been helpful. Race Director was a man of few words and off we go! Marshals were supportive and friendly. … read more
Stewart
Star
3.0
Did the 10k in 2019
Not a bad race but the course was far too narrow in places. The use of the leisure centre was very useful.… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Will there be first aid at the Reading Rivermead 10k?
Yes, first aid will be onsite should any issues arise.… read more
FAQ
Is there a place to leave my bag at the Reading Rivermead 10k?
Bag drop facilities will be available at this event.… read more
FAQ
What do Reading Rivermead 10k finisher's receive?
All finisher's will be congratulated with a unique medal and the Top 3 runners will receive trophies.… read more
Route description
Route description

The course kicks-off from the Rivermead Leisure Complex and is a two lapped, 5k course. This flat route is perfect for those who are looking to nail down a quick time.

The event will track along tarmac pathways for its entirety and have water available at various stages throughout the course.

Andrew M
Star
3.0
Did the 10k in 2019
Not too congested as lower numbers this year. Very friendly marshalls, new course next year making better use of tow path....I hope!
Anton
Star
3.0
Did the 10k in 2019
Signposting for registration would have been helpful. Race Director was a man of few words and off we go! Marshals were supportive and friendly.
Stewart
Star
3.0
Did the 10k in 2019
Not a bad race but the course was far too narrow in places. The use of the leisure centre was very useful.
M Smith
Star
1.0
Did the 10k in 2018
I don’t like to leave bad reviews, my mother always told me, if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all. But this was without doubt the most badly organised running event I’ve ever seen. As many other people have said, the course was entirely unfit for purpose. The medals and t shirts were so cheap and nasty as to be embarrassing. No one seemed to know what was going on on the day or in the lead up to to. No chip timing and as far as I’m aware, results were never published. The organisers seem to host these crappy events all over the country. I honestly can’t believe they are doing this again this year. Don’t bother.
Trevor
Star
3.3
Did the 10k in 2018
We were able to use the adjoining leisure centre before the race which was great as you could buy a coffee, etc. and go to the toilet. And keep warm! It would have been good to know this in advance. Car parking was only 1.00 for three hours - again it would have been useful to know this.
Frank
Star
3.0
Did the 10k in 2018
The course wasn't fit for purpose - too narrow for an out and back course.
Ali
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3.3
Did the 10k in 2018
The riverside towpaths are too narrow to have people running in different directions several times. The course needs changing so there is less of that. Nearly ended up in the river or the bushes numerous times. Other than that, friendly organisers and nice vibe. I like that its only a few hundred people.
Joe
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2.0
Did the 10k in 2018
Agree With the comments from others that this felt very amateur. The website had the incorrect start time, they didnt have my name down so gave me a random number, lady taking times using a stopwatch and then my name didnt appear in the results. Despite being in the top 50, by this time they had already run out of medals. 15 not well spent Im afraid.
Angela
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2.7
Did the 10k in 2018
Agree with the other reviews. Organisation seemed pretty amateur and basic and agree, not a PB course. It may be totally flat, but when you spend a couple of km dodging oncoming runners on a narrow single 'lane' path lined with nettles and brambles, I'm pretty sure you're not going to get your best time. I saw one girl trip as a result of accidental bumping into an oncoming runner. Looks like she was OK, but she could have been injured. Description also said the surface was path - but a good proportion of it was trail and grass. Glad I had my trail shoes on! 'Distance markers' consisted of a couple of spray painted numbers at a couple of points on the path - not the easiest to read and could easily be missed. Registration on one website closed even before the deadline, but I managed to register elsewhere. On the day my record was missing so they just put my name on the sheet and gave me a number - no checking that I'd paid. No age categorisation and no chip timing. Not sure what the 15 fee was for...
Suzanne
Star
1.7
Did the 10k in 2018
The race briefing started by telling us to go between the cones as part of health and safety but the actual race went along a narrow part of the river where you couldn't overtake and had to be careful of runners coming back the other way! Definitely not a pb course as it was billed! I'd rather the money paid for chip timing than a cotton t shirt which I didn't even queue for as I'd never wear it. The race seemed pretty unorganised as different sites said different start times too and no one seemed to know where the baggage drop was. There are better local race races so not one I'd recommend or repeat.
Trixie
Star
2.3
Did the 10k in 2018
It would have been helpful to know more about the course.
mary
Star
2.0
Did the 10k in 2018
As mentioned by other reviews path far too narrow to run your own pace, so not a lb course. I run in mainly club organised events and they are far better organised, runners for runners, this was on the cheap, I don't mind not having bling but obvious minimal financial input and maximum profit, marshals were friendly but heh that's what you do, the narrow parts of the course were dreadful as people running both ways, I tried to get a course description prior to the run and no luck, now I know why. Prizes and results no idea, no age group prizes. Have run in many similar sized fields, and all have been far better than this, wouldn't recommend,
Sarah
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3.0
Did the 10k in 2018
As mentioned previously, the course had some very narrow sections and this made it difficult to move out of the way of faster runners coming towards me. I thought it was chip timing but it wasn't. Also the free t shirt has the incorrect race date- Sunday the third when it should be the fourth! The course was well signposted and all of the marshalls were friendly and encouraging.
Karyn
Star
3.3
Did the 10k in 2018
course was great apart from the two way passing on such a narrow path,faster runners very rude and impatient barging us out of the way! all Marshalls very nice and helpful really enjoyed the event,was hoping for some sort of race results which we still seem to be waiting for.
Emma
Star
2.7
Did the 10k in 2018
The two way traffic down very narrow dirt tracks really meant you couldnt hit flat out pace. The field section was very tricky terrain to run on would have been better on a hot dry day. But must say it was well organised, the staffing was great and they were extremely helpful.
Andrea
Star
3.7
Did the 10k in 2018
It's along the tow path... all good this year but potentially muddy. Also there is a narrow section which if it had been busier would be a bottleneck... keep the numbers low.Was expecting individual chip timing but it was a mass start... again fine with current numbers ( just under 300) , could be challenging with more.Flat... and with the mild conditions I ran a PB ( TBC as I still haven't had this confirmed... normally get a race result a couple hours after finishing, and I am writing this at 8pm)
Amanda
Star
2.7
Did the 10k in 2018
Which side of the path the runners should have stuck to on the gravel path. We tried to stick to 'Parkrun rules (keep to the left) but got shouted at by the faster runners coming back the other way to MOVE!. We did then had to move back for others coming on the opposite side! - riduculous! Getting barged and nowhere to pass on that portion of the path unless the person in front stood in the bushes.
Ben
Star
2.3
Did the 10k in 2018
Course very narrow in places running against other runners, long grass in places (maybe wear trail shoes)
Kim
Star
2.3
Did the 10k in 2018
In parts the path was very narrow, with overgrown prickly bushes one side and barbed wire the other side. This was particularly difficult with two way traffic of other runners coming at you as the race was a 2 round loop route. It also meant for a long stretch you were unable to overtake. I was informed it was chip timed but it wasn't. That being said I would do this race again as it was a very friendly and encouraging atmosphere and nice to be along the river.
Natalie
Star
2.3
Did the 10k in 2018
On the areas where the tow paths were narrow, a faster runner ran straight into me. I couldn't get out of the way as I was already as far over as I could go. It was far too narrow to have runners going in both directions and was very dangerous.
2.6
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Logistics and schedule

Schedule

10:00 10k Starts

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the race is scheduled to start to ensure there is sufficient time to complete the registration process.

Spectators

The looped nature of the course makes it perfect for spectators who can catch a glimpse of the runners on a number of occasions.

How to get there

Rivermead Leisure Complex and Gym, Richfield Ave, Reading RG1 8EQ, UK

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Parking

There is ample car parking available onsite.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Will there be first aid at the Reading Rivermead 10k?
Yes, first aid will be onsite should any issues arise.
FAQ
Is there a place to leave my bag at the Reading Rivermead 10k?
Bag drop facilities will be available at this event.
FAQ
What do Reading Rivermead 10k finisher's receive?
All finisher's will be congratulated with a unique medal and the Top 3 runners will receive trophies.
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10k
10:00am Sun 31st Oct 2021
£15.00

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