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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


Race Route

Our spectacular marathon route is both historic and scenic. You can expect some fast times over this stunning PB marathon course on closed roads.

Runners leave the racecourse and head into the City centre passing the Town Hall, Cathedral, split level Middle Ages "Rows", Eastgate Clock, Amphitheatre and through the Roman Walls before heading out of the City across the Old Dee Bridge.

The route then leaves Chester past the Duke of Westminster's estate, through Pulford, before crossing the border into Wales and the villages of Lavister and Rossett.

Keeping to the rural lanes runners complete a small loop before entering the historic village of Holt. Then crossing the ancient Roman bridge at Farndon to return to England and the home stretch running through Churton, Aldford and Huntington.

On re-entering the City, runners pass the River Dee along the Groves and Castle Drive before a triumphant finish at the racecourse!

The route is largely flat with some short hills or gradual climbs which are predominantly in the second half of the course. 70% of runners achieved a personal best marathon time in 2014.

First Aid at the start, along the course and at the finish will be provided by St John Ambulance.

 

Course Record

Men

2:21:24
Marius Ionescu in 2014

Women

2:40:26
Julie Briscoe in 2013

2014 Marathon Results

Men
1st Marius Ionescu (Altrincham and District Athletics) 2:21:25
2nd Matt Adcock (Hermitage Harriers) 2:28:06
3rd Thomas Beedell (Woodford Green AC) 2:28:54
Women
1st Cath Stibbs (Kent AC) 2:53:28
2nd Melissah Gibson 2:55:07
3rd Catherone Lee (Westbury Harriers) 2:56:40
See all results