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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Training Runs & Seminars

Our free monthly "pop along and join in" training runs started in January 2019  to prepare for the Aldi Chester 10K in March, the Essar Chester Half Marathon in May and the MBNA Chester Marathon & Metric Marathon in October.

Thanks to all those of you who joined us for our March training run and thanks also to Chester FC for allowing us to use their site as a meeting point. 

Our future training dates for the Chester Half Marathon are:

Sunday 7th April - meet at Chester FC's Deva Stadium CH1 4LT at 9am for a run on the  traffic free river path.  The distances will be 12 miles for our faster runners and 10 miles for all other runners. 

Sunday 5th May 2019 - "2 weeks to go" seminar, followed by a training run of 13 miles for our faster runners and 12 miles for all other runners. 

Our suggested training plans for the half marathon are:

Training runs continue in June for the MBNA Chester Marathon & Metric Marathon in October

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. 

Please run with something showing your name, an emergency number and any medical conditions we may need to be aware of. If you've got a  Parkrun barcode that would be ideal, but anything we are able to read will be fine. 

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

"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 Chester 10K,  Half Marathon, the MBNA Chester Marathon and Metric Marathon" reflected Race Organiser Chris Hulse.






Race Record


Vincent Boit in 2015


Amanda Crook in 2013

2018 Results.

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
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
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