MBNA Chester Metric Marathon 26.2km (16.3 miles)
2019 will be the 6th MBNA Chester Metric Marathon; a 26.2km (16.3mile) race which we see as the ideal stepping stone from a half marathon to a full marathon.
The route is on closed roads and you will run past all Chester's iconic landmarks (Roman Walls, Cathedral, Medieval Rows, Eastgate Clock, Amphitheatre) before heading out to the stunning Cheshire countryside and villages. You join the marathon runners after 8.5 miles and return to Chester alongside the River Dee for a unforgettable finish at the Racecourse. The support in the villages and communities along the course is one of the many highlights of the race.
Drinks stations will be at every 2.5 to 3 miles; there will be bottled water (with sports caps) at all stations, with nutrition also available on the route. There will be bands, music and entertainment along the way to entertain the crowds and runners. If any bands are interested in joining us please email email@example.com.
We will have chip timing with intermediate splits, with social media athlete tracking so friends and family can follow your progress.
All finishers will receive a quality goody bag, as well as a long sleeved technical T-shirt and a bespoke medal.
And why should you have all the fun! Check out the Mini Marathon for your young supporters.
All our races are licensed by UK Athletics and run under their rules. To run the MBNA Metric Marathon you must be at least 18 years old on race day.
£27 to 14 October 2018
£37.75 standard entry from 15 October 2018
£43 late entry from 1 August 2019 (if any places remain)
Non UKA Affiliated
£29 to 14 October 2018
£39.75 standard entry from 15 October 2018
£45 late entry from 1 August 2019 (if any places remain)
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You should find all the information you need on the web site and FAQ's. However, please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like any additional information.
Charlie Hulson in 2018
Hannah Jarvis in 2017
|1st||Charlie Hulson (Liverpool Harriers & AC)||1:26:58|
|2nd||Dave Bennett (Ellesmere Port RC)||1:30:27|
|3rd||Nicholas Barry (Sale Harriers Manchester)||1:32:49|
|2nd||Kate Knox (Salford Harriers)||1:53:28|
|3rd||Sue Baron (Accrington Road Runners)||1:53:37|
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