MBNA Chester Marathon - Sunday 8th October 2017. Enter now for Good Times!

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08 Oct 2017 09:00

MBNA Chester Marathon - Sunday 8th October 2017. Enter now for Good Times!

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Enjoy our Bands on the Run! 2016

New 2017 lineup to be announced newer to the race!

We're always looking for new talent - if you want to take part them email Andy.

 

2016 lineup below.

We’ve got more music than ever before lined up for you to enjoy. Here are details of some of what you can expect, keep checking this page for more updates:

Lantern

Chester based covers band Lantern play in various rock styles including Psychedelic, Alternative and Space, along with New Wave, Synthpop and good old Rock and Roll!

Covers stretch back to as far as the 70's and include classics from bands such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Hawkwind as well as more recent bands such as Depeche Mode, They Might be Giants and Biffy Clyro.

Jaklashcat

Jaklashcat are a Chester based three piece guitar band playing rhythmic and uplifting original songs and music in a "country rock" style. 

The Northern Outlaws

The Northern Outlaws play Americana, Cajun, anything from Old Crow Medicine Show, Dylan, Johnny Cash, The Band, The Grateful Dead and more traditional Americana, through to the Lumineer's. You may have heard them at local festivals this summer, if not take a listen to their style here.

The Sidelights

The Sidelights are a young band from North Wales, which have been formed for 4 years. As a band, they believe that they have evolved massively in the past few years and their performing and coordination as a band has blossomed. They always put every single drop of energy into their gigs/events and make sure they look as good as they sound with professional lightning, backdrops and drum risers. Their set list includes many hit songs from artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Kasabian, Foster the People and Oasis.

The Attic Doctors

Bolton residing indie-rock quartet The Attic Doctors formulated through hedonistic conception. The Greater Manchester group, consisting of Dean Peatfield, Joe Cubbin, Matthew Dagger and Jack Smith came together in perception at a mutual friends house party last year. Since last spring, the unsigned group has quickly begun to refine their own indie party anthems, releasing a self-published demo EP and developing a live set at venues across the North West. With the energetic dark fervor of Foals, and a stroke of the indie-dance vigor of Primal Scream to Kasabian, The Attic Doctors take influence from an eclectic range, flourishing their own unique and animated sound. Check out their recently released single Milkshake on iTunes, Spotify or Amazon Music - we think it's great!

Turbulence

Influenced by bands such as Royal Blood, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus and Catfish and the Bottlemen, Turbulence’s music is reminiscent of modern indie rock blended with a 70’s tone. Although striving to be an original rock band, Turbulence have an original concept of covering songs with a slight twist. They take modern chart music such as a Calvin Harris, Ed Sheeran etc. and add their influences to give it a heavier sound by performing them as rock songs. Turbulence can also be found occasionally performing their cover music on the streets of Chester.

After releasing their debut indie rock EP, Turbulence have begun to expand their music style, and experiment with heavier riff based music through their influences from Royal Blood and Incubus. They are hoping to build up their fan base and start performing original and cover music regularly. 

Farndon & District Brass Band 

Farndon & District Brass Band are known as the "Friendly Band" and our runners have certainly enjoyed their friendly support for a number of years now. With a history dating back more than 100 years, they have been providing the opportunity for hundreds of local  people to learn to play and enjoy music, and they perform regularly at local fetes and concerts.  

Holt Village Voices

Holt Village Voices is an exciting new community choir performing traditional and contemporary music, all taught by ear! They are led by musician, singing leader, conductor and teacher James Sills, catch up with him on Twitter.

 

 

 

Course Record

The route is renowned for being fast and largely flat – more than 70% of our runners achieve PBs!

Men

2:21:25
Marius Ionescu in 2014

Women

2:40:26
Julie Briscoe in 2013

2016 Marathon Results

Men
1st Ben Fish (Blackburn Harriers & AC) 2:24:05
2nd Daniel Kestrel (Chan) (Barnsley Athletic Club) 2:24:56
3rd Andrew Davies (Stockport Harriers & AC) 2:26:30
Women
1st Katie Jones (Fife Athletic Club) 2:53:36
2nd Emma Ballantyne (City of York AC) 2:55:03
3rd Rachel Jones (Salford Harriers & AC) 2:56:16
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