The pace runners
Our fantastic team of Pace Runners are now a familiar sight to runners in the Chester Half Marathon and Chester Marathon and we are pleased to announce that this year's pace runners will, once again, be sponsored by The Big Let Company.
Our Pace Crew totals 15, with 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 Big Let Pace Runners are also a familiar sight at our monthly training runs, where they support runners in their progress towards race day.
KELVIN Target Time: 1:30
Kelvin, who is a member of Wirral AC is a veteran of our Pace Crew since its launch in the 2013 Chester Marathon.
KIERAN Target Time: 1:30
Kieran, who is a member of Wrecsam Tri, paced last year's half marathon and full marathon.
JASON Target Time: 1:40
Blackburn Road Runner Jason is one half of the "1:40 Dream Team" and has paced for us since the 2015 Chester Marathon.
SHAFIQ Target Time: 1:40
Shafiq from Blackburn Road Runners joined the Pace Crew for last year's half marathon and teamed up with clubmate Jason for our 2016 marathon.
CAZ Target Time: 1:50
Another veteran of the team, Caz from Wirral AC has been with us ever since the 2013 marathon.
MICHAEL Target Time: 1:50
Blackburn Road Runner Michael first paced for us in the 2016 marathon.
NEIL Target Time: 2:00
Neil, who is a member of West Cheshire AC, has been a core member of the Pace Team since its inception in 2013.
JON Target Time: 2:00
North Wales Road Runner Jon first paced for us in the 2016 marathon.
WULLIE Target Time: 2:00
Wullie, of West Cheshire AC, who is a familiar sight at our Training Runs, stepped in at short notice to pace in our marathon last year.
PETER Target Time: 2:10
Peter, a member of Chester Tri, has paced in many of our half and full marathons.
SIMON Target Time: 2:10
Simon, a member of the City of Leicester TC, makes a welcome return to the Pace Crew for this event.
STEVE Target Time: 2:20
Another stalwart of the team, Steve from Buckley RC has been with us since 2013.
AMENA Target Time: 2:20
Amena, a member of Liverpool AC, regularly paces for us at half and full marathon distances.
ALISON Target Time: 2:30
Alison has paced for us at the 2015 marathon and the 2016 half marathon.
ROB Target Time: 2:30
Rob, a member of Buckley RC, paces for us regularly and does it with a song!
Vincent Boit in 2015
Amanda Crook in 2013
|1st||Mark Kibiwott Kangogo (Run-Fast)||1:03:58|
|2nd||Jonah Chesum (Run-Fast)||1:05:50|
|3rd||Mohammed Abu Rezeq (Altrincham & District AC)||1:06:16|
|1st||Julie Briscoe (Wakefield District Harriers & AC)||1:17:21|
|2nd||Rachel Doherty (Higham Harriers)||1:18:07|
|3rd||Joasia Zakrzewski (Durham City Harriers & AC)||1:20:52|