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

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MBNA Chester Marathon

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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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Results & Race History

The MBNA Chester Marathon started as an idea in the minds of friends Andy White and Chris Hulse. As keen runners and triathletes, they wanted to address the lack of a marathon in Cheshire by organising what they consider to be the perfect race.

In 2010 the first Chester Marathon was held on the late May Bank Holiday Monday. Starting and finishing at Chester Rugby Club it ran through the village of Guilden Sutton and along the Chester Millennium Greenway path to the River Dee. 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, whilst also showcasing Chester's iconic attractions.  2011 was the first outing for the new course, which has remained unchanged since.

In 2014 a Metric Marathon was added – at 26.2km (16.3 miles) this provides an additional step for runners wanting to move up from the half marathon distance.

MBNA Chester Marathon 2nd October 2016
Male Winner: Ben Fish 2:24:05
Female Winner: Katie Jones 2:53:36

MBNA Chester Marathon 4th October 2015
Male Winner: David Rigby 2:24:47
Female Winner: Samantha Amend 2:49:09

MBNA Chester Marathon 5th 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

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


Marius Ionescu in 2014


Julie Briscoe in 2013

2016 Marathon Results

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
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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