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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  • MBNA
  • Lucozade Sport
  • MBNA
  • Total Fitness

Thanks to.....

As well as thanking the runners and their supporters we would also like to thank all our volunteers without whose help and enthusiasm the event would not be possible.  There were over 650 volunteers in action on race day.  Too many to name all of them individually but including: 

·        MBNA staff

·        2 Mercian Regiment

·        610 Squadron ATC

·        Blackhouse Grill

·        Blacon Primary Schools

·        Cheshire Army Cadet Force

·        Chester & Ellesmere Port SVP and Lourdes Groups

·        Chester Nomads FC

·        Chester Tri Club

·        Darland High School

·        Eccleston and Aldford Parishes

·        Ellesmere Port Running Club

·        Farndon Brass Band

·        Howarden High School

·        Katie Copeland Physiotherapy

·        Lady Taverners

·        Mark Wakefield Demolition

·        Race Angel

·        Renegade Explorer Scout Group

·        Tattenhall Running Club

·        Upton High School

·        West Cheshire AC

·        Wirral Metropolitan College

·        Wolf Explorer Scout Group

·        residents along the course especially those of Eccleston & Aldford, Pulford and Churton who will be manning drinks stations and marshalling the route

·        volunteers from our associated charities.


Thanks also to our sponsors:

       MBNA for their backing of the marathon from its inception and their huge input into the development, promotion and delivery of the race

       Lexus (Chester) for providing the race vehicles

       Total Fitness (Chester) for training run support and post-race showers





Thanks also to:

·        Allan Morris Transport for arranging drink logistics

·        Chester Racecourse for hosting the event

·        Mornflake Oats for donating products for the goody bags which will be topped up with extra goodies that have been bought it and

·        Cheshire West and Chester Council for their support of the events.

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
See all results


As with all such events, our events would not be possible without the help of a huge team of volunteers.

Find out more.