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MBNA Chester Marathon

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04 Oct 2015 09:00

2015 MBNA Chester Marathon entries now open. Why not join in.

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  • Lexus Chester
  • Big Storage
  • MBNA
  • Total Fitness
  • Chester West & Cheshire

Results & Race History

Chester Marathon started as an idea in the minds of friends Andy White and Chris Hulse. Keen runners and triathletes, they wanted to address the lack of a marathon in Cheshire by putting on a race that was everything they would want to run themselves.

In 2010 the first Chester Marathon was held on the late May Bank Holiday Monday. Starting and finishing at the Chester Rugby Club it ran through the village of Guilden Sutton to the Chester Millennium Greenway path. Runners followed the path to the River Dee, then returned along the same route to the finish. The 2010 race exceeded all expectations with all the 1,000 places selling out, great runner feedback and a place in the Runners World Top 10 marathons of 2010.

Building on the success of the inaugural MBNA Chester Marathon it was clear a new route needed to be found which could cope with increased numbers. Taking on runner feedback an exciting new route was developed which took runners into the centre of Chester, but kept popular features including a single start/finish venue.

2011 was the first outing for this new course, which has remained unchanged since.
In 2014 a Metric Marathon was added – at 26.2km (16.3 miles) this provides an achievable step for runners wanting to move up from a half marathon.

MBNA Chester Marathon 6th October 2014
Male Winner: Marius Ionescu 2:21:25 (course record)
Female Winner: Cath Stibbs 2:53:28

MBNA Chester Marathon 6th October 2013
Male Winner: Marius Ionescu 2:21:42
Female Winner: Julie Briscoe 2:40:42 (course record)

MBNA Chester Marathon 7th October 2012
Male Winner: Ray Ward 2:28:46
Female Winner: Mel Frazier 2:51:48

MBNA Chester Marathon 9th October 2011
Male Winner: Ben Fish 2:27:25
Female Winner: Debbie Mason 2:48:11

MBNA Chester Marathon 31st May 2010
Male Winner: Julian MacDonald 2:33:05
Female Winner: Jenni Muston 3:00:48


Course Record


Marius Ionescu in 2014


Julie Briscoe in 2013

2014 Marathon Results

1st Marius Ionescu (Altrincham and District Athletics) 2:21:25
2nd Matt Adcock (Hermitage Harriers) 2:28:08
3rd Thomas Beedell (Woodford Green AC) 2:28:54
1st Cath Stibbs (Kent AC) 2:53:28
2nd Melissah Gibson 2:55:09
3rd Catherone Lee (Westbury Harriers) 2:56:40
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