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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  • Lucozade Sport
  • Total Fitness
  • innospec

Training Runs & Seminars

Our free monthly "pop along and join in" training runs started in January to prepare for the Essar Chester 2018 Half Marathon in May, continuing to the MBNA Chester Marathon & Metric Marathon in October.

The seminar and training run on Sunday 7th January marked the start of our 2018 half marathon training plans: novice training schedule, improver training schedule and advanced training schedule.

Our upcoming 2018 dates are:

Sunday 4th February - training run - between 6 and 8 miles 

Sunday 11th March - training run - between 8 and 10 miles

Sunday 1st April - training run - between 10 and 12 miles

Sunday 15th April - "2 weeks to go" seminar followed by a training run of 12 miles

For details of the June to October 2018 dates please see here.

If you've not joined us at one of our training runs before, don't be shy, everyone is welcome.  We're a friendly bunch and will have a number of pace runner led groups, running at various paces from 7:30 minutes to 11 minutes per mile.  Many of the groups are led by the Pace Runners from our events.  You can see our Pace Team for the 2018 half marathon here.

These runs give you the opportunity to run with others and chat about their training, gaining valuable advice, tips and encouragement.

We meet at Total Fitness*, Liverpool Road, Chester CH2 1AQ ready to start at 9am.  We run out and back along the traffic-free Chester Millennium Greenway so there are no worries about traffic or getting lost and it makes it easy for you to do more or less than the planned distance if you prefer. 

After running we meet up again in the cafe for a drink and one of Elaine's famous flapjacks. 

"From the feedback we get these training runs are providing a valuable opportunity for many people who normally train on their own to mix with others on the same journey to the Half Marathon, the MBNA Chester Marathon and Metric Marathon" reflected Race Organiser Chris Hulse.

Look forward to seeing you there!

*Parking restrictions apply.  Please ensure that you enter your car registration number at reception, allowing you to park for 4 hours.

 

 

 

Race Record

Men

1:02:21
Vincent Boit in 2015

Women

1:14:32
Amanda Crook in 2013

2017 Results.

Men
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
Women
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