Community Ambassadors

As part of our preparations for this year’s race, we welcomed applications from you, our running community, for a new voluntary position called a Community Ambassador. As you would expect, applications were plentiful and of a very high standard. It took some time for the Race Team to work through them all, and ultimately we were delighted with the team we welcomed on board. Each of them brings different experiences, different paces and different stories to the role, but all have incredible passion for our races, the weekend and the running community as a whole.

Look out for them as we get ever closer to Race Day.

Meet your Community Ambassadors!


I love running, simple, and am excited to have been selected as an Ambassador for RHM; having run the race 10 times I thought it was time to give something back. Running the route each year is great fun, I love how each section of the route brings back different memories of life in Reading – the University near where we bought our first house, Prospect Park; where my running club (Reading Joggers) often train and the long road back to the iconic finish at the Madejski Stadium!

I'm looking forward to meeting new runners and sharing my passion for the race with them!

You can follow Kirsty's journey to the start line here


I'm Philip Daniels from Calne in Wiltshire. I work as a process engineer at an electronics company.

Things that I love is my family, running, football and challenging myself. I spend most of my Sundays racing and if there isn't a race on I usually run or cycle.

I like to help at events by marshalling, encouraging others to do their best, especially within my running club. My wife and I like to set a good healthy lifestyle to our two children (Bella 7, Axl 6) whom also enjoy running.

I run everywhere, if there is a race on nearby, then I'm usually there. From running Reading Half dressed as a Ninja Turtle (Charity) to a 50k Ultra and everything in between, I love pushing myself.

You can follow Philip's journey to the start line here

Jez Allinson

Jez leads a double life. When he's not training for half (or full) marathons or flying in the military, he pushes himself to the limits and raises thousands of pounds for children's charities by running as 'The Running Stormtrooper' (£36,500 and counting). His alter ego, has run 3 x London Marathons, a 40 miler and a 100 Km run in full armour, along with numerous half marathons and treadmill runs. Often working away, he lives in Benson near Reading but takes his running shoes with him wherever he goes. Jez's favourite Half Marathon is the Reading Half 'There isn’t a finish like it!'.


By becoming a Community Ambassador you not only get to go behind the scenes to find out how this amazing race happens, you also help us make the event even better for everyone, as well as receiving a whole host of benefits including free VIP entry to ALL Goldline events, race team kit and sneak previews of merchandise and medals.

Applications to become a Community Ambassador are now closed, however if this is something you are keen to be involved in please email