Essar Chester Half Marathon - Sunday 19th May 2024

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Essar Chester Half Marathon - Sunday 19th May 2024

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All Chester Running Events Named As The Representative Races For England Age Group Masters Championships 2023

What an incredible ‘Hat-trick’ of an achievement & badge of honour for the MBNA Chester 10K, ESSAR Chester Half Marathon & MBNA Chester Marathon & Metric Marathon to host the England Age Group Master Championships. 

We are proud that all our award-winning events have fast courses and are perfect for all running abilities. Our races are incredibly popular and have a brilliant fan base, including those stepping onto the streets for their first running event, charity runners, regular runners soaking up the atmosphere and aiming for a new PB, through to the seasoned and elite runners who wear the England Vest with pride, having achieved the right to race at the England Age Group Masters Championships. 

It is the first time an organiser will be hosting all three England Athletics Age Group Championships in one year, and we are elated to be working with England Athletics and their prestigious championships. Each race’s course is simply stunning, taking runners through the historic streets of Chester and surrounding picturesque villages. All the years of hard work behind the scenes by our team and dedicated volunteers, centred on race experience, safety, and runner’s enjoyment, has helped us achieve this significant milestone. We offer runners support and guidance from sign-up, race information and training support through to the breath-taking city centre finish line, our popular race tech tops, medals, and highly desirable post-race goody bags. 

Hosting the England Age group master’s championships at all our races, will enhance an already unforgettable experience and exhilarating atmosphere; so, whether you’re looking to reach the finish line of your first race event, raise valuable funds for a charity, improve your fitness, achieve a PB or you want to race alongside the elite (or try to beat them) – you can enter each race schedule by clicking on the links below: 

Let’s leave the final words to Tom Craggs, England Road Running Manager confirmed “We are absolutely delighted to be working with Active Leisure Events at the MBNA Chester 10K, ESSAR Chester Half Marathon & MBNA Chester Marathon & Metric Marathon. Chester provides a beautiful and convenient location for our master’s athletes from across England. The facilitates at the start and finish are ideal for us and we love the way the team at Active Leisure Events go the extra mile to make our masters athletes feel valued, recognised, and supported. The races themselves are fantastic, with fast routes, a mix of beautiful countryside and city centre atmosphere, with slickly organised race logistics and brilliant volunteers.” 

Whatever your reason for running in 2023, run with us in Chester for a truly spectacular race day!

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2023 Results.

1st Andrew Hayes (Hallamshire Harriers) 1:05:52
2nd Scott Overall (Blackheath & Bromley Harriers) 1:06:28
3rd Ed Shepherd (Woodford Green AC) 1:06:59
1st Tracy Barlow (Thames Valley Harriers) 1:15:19
2nd Abigail Howarth (Vale Royal AC) 1:19:40
3rd Kelly Edwards (Leamington Cycling & AC) 1:20:05
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