Essar Chester Half Marathon Sunday 29th April 2018

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Essar Chester 2018 Half Marathon

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29 Apr 2018 09:00

Essar Chester Half Marathon Sunday 29th April 2018

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Enjoy the free music on the route 2017

We’ve got some great music lined up for our 2017 runners to enjoy. Here are details of some of what you can expect:

Mile 1.3 and 12.7 - The Bouverie - Turbulence

Influenced by bands such as Royal Blood, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus and Catfish and the Bottlemen, Turbulence’s music is reminiscent of modern indie rock blended with a 70’s tone. Although striving to be an original rock band, Turbulence have an original concept of covering songs with a slight twist. They take modern chart music such as a Calvin Harris, Ed Sheeran etc. and add their influences to give it a heavier sound by performing them as rock songs. Turbulence can also be found occasionally performing their cover music on the streets of Chester. Listen to them here.

Mile 4.1 & 9.8 - Wheatsheaf Inn - The Northern Outlaws

The Northern Outlaws play Americana, Cajun, anything from Old Crow Medicine Show, Dylan, Johnny Cash, The Band, The Grateful Dead and more traditional Americana, through to the Lumineer's. You may have heard them at local festivals, if not take a listen to their style here.

Mile 5.5 - Mill Cottage North - Tom Pilkington

Having entertained the 2016 runners as part of The Sidelights, Tom's now pursuing a solo career and making some great music - take a listen!

Mile 6.3 - Yacht Inn - JakLash Cat

Jaklash Cat are a Chester based three piece guitar band playing rhythmic and uplifting original songs and music in a "country rock" style - here's a video

Mile 7.6 - Lodge Lane - Drummer Boy!

Mile 9 - Saughall village - Lantern

Chester based covers band Lantern play in various rock styles including Psychedelic, Alternative and Space, along with New Wave, Synthpop and good old Rock and Roll!

Covers stretch back to as far as the 70's and include classics from bands such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Hawkwind as well as more recent bands such as Depeche Mode, They Might be Giants and Biffy Clyro. Listen on their Soundcloud.


And if that's not enough - add on music at ALL 6 drink stations, and some more thrown in on course for good measure, and you're in for a real concert!

We're always looking for new talent - if you want to take part then email Andy.





Race Record


Vincent Boit in 2015


Amanda Crook in 2013

2017 Results.

1st Mohammed Abu Rezeq (Altrincham & District AC) 1:07:20
2nd Ben Russell (Liverpool Harriers & AC) 1:09:30
3rd Tarus Elly (Salford Harriers & AC) 1:09:53
1st Julie Briscoe (Wakefield District Harriers & AC) 1:17:06
2nd Gemma Connolly (St Helens Sutton AC) 1:20:17
3rd Jenny Watt (Vale Royal AC) 1:24:53
See all results