Reading is home to several major sports sides - including Reading Football Club and London Irish RFC.
Both sides play at the magnificent Madejski Stadium (named for Reading's Chairman Sir John Madejski). This 25,000 seater stadium is at the heart of Reading's south side, near Green Park.
Other teams of note in the town include the University of Reading Rowing Club - nurturing some of the UK's potential rowing stars - and Reading Men's Hockey Club (the side includes many of England's national team).
The Reading Half Marathon is held in Reading in March every year, with as many as 17,000 entrants, from fun runners to elite athletes taking part.
Reading also has many leisure facilities, offering a range of different services, from swimming pools and gym facilities to sports halls and squash courts.
Reading has two Golf clubs - Reading Golf Club and Calcot Park Golf Club.
Reading Golf Club is a great test for golfers of all levels which makes great use of its environment. Calcot Park Golf Club also makes good use of its environment and is a fresh challenge for all levels of golfers.
Leaderboard Golf Centre is one of the country’s best-equipped driving ranges and golf training centres. The Centre consists of a covered 37-bay driving range, offering players the latest in automatic Power Tee technology and an on-site Coaching Academy with training from a range of top-flight resident professionals.
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