MBNA Chester Marathon - Sunday 7th October 2018. Enter now for Good Times!

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MBNA Chester Marathon

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07 Oct 2018 09:00

MBNA Chester Marathon - Sunday 7th October 2018. Enter now for Good Times!

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  • MBNA
  • Lucozade Sport
  • MBNA
  • Total Fitness

Training Runs & Seminars

Our free monthly "pop along and join in" training runs start in January 2018 to prepare for the  Essar Chester  Half Marathon in April, continuing to the MBNA Chester Marathon & Metric Marathon in October.  

Thanks to all those who joined us for our first marathon training run and seminar on Sunday 10th June.  It was good to see lots of new faces as well as welcoming back our regular runners.  Here are the training plans as promised:

Marathon schedule - novice

Marathon schedule -improver

Metric marathon schedule

Our upcoming training runs for the 2018 marathon and metric marathon are:

  • Sunday 8th July - training run of between 10 & 12 miles for marathon runners and 8 miles for metric marathon runners
  • Sunday 5th August - training run of between 14 & 16 miles for marathon runners and 11 miles for metric marathon runners
  • Sunday 9th September - training run of between 18 & 20 miles for marathon runners and 14 miles for metric marathon runners
  • Sunday 30th September - Seminar "7 days to go" followed by a training run of 10 miles for all runners 

If you've not joined us at one of our training runs before, don't be shy, everyone is welcome.  We're a friendly bunch and will have a number of pace runner led groups, running at various paces from 7:30 minutes to 11 minutes per mile.  Many of the groups are led by the Pace Runners from our events.    

These runs give you the opportunity to run with others and chat about their training, gaining valuable advice, tips and encouragement.

We meet at Total Fitness*, Liverpool Road, Chester CH2 1AQ ready to start at 9am.  We run out and back along the traffic-free Chester Millennium Greenway so there are no worries about traffic or getting lost and it makes it easy for you to do more or less than the planned distance if you prefer.

After running we meet up again in the cafe for a drink and one of Elaine's famous flapjacks. 

"From the feedback we get these training runs are providing a valuable opportunity for many people who normally train on their own to mix with others on the same journey to the Half Marathon, the MBNA Chester Marathon and Metric Marathon" reflected Race Organiser Chris Hulse.

Look forward to seeing you there! 

*Parking restrictions apply.  Please ensure that you enter your car registration number at reception, allowing you to park for 3 hours.

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

2017 Marathon Results

Men
1st Lloyd Biddell (Mercia Fell Runners) 2:26:12
2nd Tom Aldred (London Heathside) 2:27:34
3rd Stuart Hawkes (Tipton Harriers) 2:28:11
Women
1st Sarah Lowery (Sheffield RC) 2:44:27
2nd Sarah Webster (Northern (Isle of Man) AC) 2:48:30
3rd Michelle Nolan-Hood (Gateshead Harriers & AC) 2:48:49
See all results

Volunteer

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

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