A record number of runners are expected in today's Reading Half Marathon. The organisers expect more than 16,000 to take place - all places have been allocated. Full details on the race route on the Mizuno site here.
The route is the biggest in the country after the Great North Run with the finish line at the Madejski Stadium. Motorists are warned that road closures will be in place form 7am this morning.
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