Essar Chester Half Marathon Sunday 21st May 2017

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Essar Chester 2017 Half Marathon

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21 May 2017 09:00

Essar Chester Half Marathon Sunday 21st May 2017

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  • Lucozade Sport
  • Total Fitness
  • innospec

Race Information 21st May 2017

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The Race Information booklet is now online here.

Athlete Tracking sign up is HERE - click the bell next to the name to sign up for updates on the day.

The Roman and Medieval city of Chester is an international destination city, and has much to offer visitors, including the Roman walls and amphitheatre, shopping on its unique split-level Rows dating from the Middle Ages, the famous Eastgate Clock and museums. On the outskirts of the City are the massive Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, Chester Zoo and the Blue Planet Aquarium.

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UKA Affiliated £32 until 31st March 2017
Non Affiliated £34 until 31st March 2017

Late Entry from 1st April:
UKA Affiliated £37
Non Affiliated £39

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The race starts at the city centre Chester Racecourse.  The fast and largely flat route will be run entirely on closed roads.  Heading northwest out of the city on wide roads, runners will rapidly settle into the race, with plenty of support and music along the way.  In the second half of the race the runners return to Chester for an unforgettable finish outside the Town Hall and Cathedral.

Drinks stations, with bottled water, will be every 2.5 to 3 miles, with sports drinks and High5 IsoGel available on the route. There will be bands, music and entertainment along the way to entertain the crowds and runners.  If any bands are interested in joining us, please let us know.

There will be chip timing with splits at 10k, halfway, 10 miles and 20k, with social media athlete tracking so friends and family can follow your progress.

All finishers will receive a technical T-shirt, bespoke medal and a top quality goody bag.

And why should you have all the fun! Check out the Fun Run for your young supporters. 

You should find all the information you need on the web site and FAQ's. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like any additional information.



As with all such events, our events would not be possible without the help of a huge team of volunteers.

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Race Record


Vincent Boit in 2015


Amanda Crook in 2013

2016 Results.

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
See all results