Essar Chester Half Marathon Sunday 19th May 2019

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Essar Chester 2019 Half Marathon

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19 May 2019 09:00

Essar Chester Half Marathon Sunday 19th May 2019

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2019 pace runners

We're pleased to announce our 2019 half marathon Pace Team. 

We have 15 Pace Runners targeting every 10 minute time slot from 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes.  Pace runners run the race at a pre-determined pace, which they may adjust slightly at different points in the race to take account of the changes in terrain.  

 

If you are a new runner with a specific target time in mind or you are looking to beat your personal best time, the Pace Crew will be there to help you achieve your goal. 

Our Pace Runners are also a familiar sight at our monthly training runs, where they support runners in their progress towards race day.  

If you'd like to be considered for the 2019 marathon Pace Crew please contact our Pace Crew Manager, Dave davet@chestermarathon.co.uk

  • KIERAN Target Time: 1:30

    Kieran, who is a member of Wrecsam Tri, is a regular pacer at both our half and full marathons.

    ROB Target Time: 1:30

    Rob, from Pensby Runners, joins us again as a Pace Runner.

  • STEVE Target Time: 1:40

    Another stalwart of the team, Steve from Buckley RC has been with us since 2013.

    JASON Target Time: 1:40

    Blackburn Road Runner Jason has paced for us regularly since the 2015 Chester Marathon.

  • MICHAEL Target Time: 1:50

    Blackburn Road Runner Michael has paced at many of our events.

    SIMON Target Time: 1:50

    Simon, a member of the City of Leicester TC, makes a welcome return to the Pace Crew for this event.

  • GARY Target Time: 2:00

    Gary runs for Ellesmere Port RC and is one of our veteran Pace Runners. A member of the 100 Marathon Club, Gary has the distinction of being the only Pace Runner in the 2013 Chester Half Marathon when we were first exploring the notion of Pace Runners for our events.

    GRAHAM Target Time: 2:00

    Graham runs for Spectrum Striders and has paced for us in many of our half marathons and marathons.

    STEPHEN Target Time: 2:00

    Stephen, who runs for West Cheshire AC, is our only rookie Pace Runner this time. Welcome to the Pace Crew, Stephen!

  • AMENA Target Time: 2:10

    Amena, a member of Liverpool AC, regularly paces for us at half and full marathon distances.

    DAVE Target Time: 2:10

    Dave runs for Massey Ferguson and has paced at our events since 2014.

  • SUE Target Time: 2:20

    Sue is one half of our "dream team" from Ellesmere Port RC.

    RACHEL Target Time: 2:20

    Rachel, like Sue, has paced for us in many of our events.

  • ALISON Target Time: 2:30

    Besides pacing for us over the marathon and half marathon distances Alison is a familiar face at the training runs where she goes that extra mile to support the runners.

    JO Target Time: 2:30

    Jo first joined our pace team in 2018 and we're happy to welcome her back in 2019.

Race Record

Men

1:02:21
Vincent Boit in 2015

Women

1:14:32
Amanda Crook in 2013

2018 Results.

Men
1st Phillip Matthews (Swansea Harriers) 1:07:59
2nd Russell Bentley (Kent AC) 1:09:44
3rd Alex Pilcher (Derby Athletic Club) 1:09:49
Women
1st Hayley Munn (Northampton Road Runners) 1:18:06
2nd Amanda Crook (Southport Waterloo AC) 1:18:13
3rd Kim Fawke (Lawley Running Club) 1:21:53
See all results