2018 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 half marathon 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.
NEIL Target Time: 1:30
Neil runs for Wallasey AC and has previously paced for us in the 2013 Chester Marathon. Welcome back Neil!
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
This will be Blackburn Road Runner Michael's fourth outing as a pace runner for us.
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.
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.
JON Target Time: 2:00
North Wales Road Runner Jon who regularly paces the marathon is joining the half marathon pace team for the 2018 event.
STEVE Target Time: 2:10
Another stalwart of the team, Steve from Buckley RC has been with us since 2013.
GRAHAM Target Time: 2:10
Graham runs for Spectrum Striders and has paced for us in many of our half marathons and marathons.
SUE Target Time: 2:20
Sue is one half of our other "dream team", along with her Ellesmere Port club mate Rachel.
RACHEL Target Time: 2:20
Rachel is one half of our other "dream team", along with her Ellesmere Port club mate Sue.
ALISON Target Time: 2:30
Alison has paced for us at the 2015 marathon and the 2016 half marathon.
JO Target Time: 2:30
Jo is joining the pace crew for the 2018 event. Welcome to the team Jo!
Vincent Boit in 2015
Amanda Crook in 2013
|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|