The closing date for entries to the Reading Half Marathon has been set for Monday, January 26.

Competitive, charity and fitness runners have just seven days to sign up.

Entries will be accepted for the Sunday, March 22, race right up until midnight on January 26.

The course has changed this year with some killer hills removed and a lap of Green Park at the beginning when legs are at their freshest.

The finishing line of the Madejski Stadium will then be waiting as people run or walk down the final stretch of the A33.

There are 18.500 spaces for competitors of the 13.1 miles route around the town.

Entries of the race can be made online at