A Rather Regal County - Berkshire

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Windsore Great Park

Berkshire might be a small county in relative terms, but there's a thriving running scene with lots going on. Active clubs include Windsor, Slough & Eton AC, Maidenhead AC, Datchet Dashers, Burnham Joggers, Marlow Striders and Wargrave Runners.

And there's a growing Run England group presence which is an ideal setting for those new to running who want a gentle introduction.

Lots of great running routes too with plenty of opportunities to get out there and enjoy the countryside - Burnham Beeches, Great Windsor Park and along the River Thames are just a few of the many locations the county has to offer.

There's a comprehensive calendar of events from 5K to ultra-marathon - Reading half marathon is the 'daddy' - the big March race is a focus for many local runners' winter training and it's a great occasion with 12,000 plus participants.
parkrun, the weekly free timed 5K event, is well-established at both Slough (Black Park Country Park) and Reading (Thames Valley Park) and 200 plus 'aficionados' regularly turn out on a Saturday morning for the 9.00am start.

The Thames Valley is also home to a busy triathlon scene, with numerous events, including the Windsor Triathlon and various events at Dorney Lake.


The best way to improve your running - join one of Berkshire's active running clubs.


A friendly introduction to running with other people.


Where can you find local physiotherapy, sports massage & other services for runners.

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