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Read our latest blog articles for training advice, nutrition tips & inspirational stories!

How To Progress From A 10k To A Half Marathon

Posted on: 06 April 2023

Running 10k is a huge achievement and is a fantastic goal to aim for.

Training to get to that level is a great way to spend your time and is the perfect opportunity to fundraise. But you don’t need to stop there. Once you’ve run that far you can eas…

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Beating the Plateau (or how to run a better 10K) with our resident coach Dave Taylor

Posted on: 15 February 2023

Even though they were decades ago I still remember those heady days when I was a novice runner.

Everything was new and exciting as I discovered the world of running with all the pleasure and pain it offered.*

I remember those first races and, most …

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Supercharge your 10k training with the support of our sponsor and nutrition partner HIGH5

Posted on: 15 February 2023

Running a 10k can be a challenge to both beginners and more experienced runners. It can be long enough to test your endurance whilst still being short enough to run in a gratifyingly quick time.

We recently spoke to RunningWithUs and asked for their…

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Everything you need to know about running your first 10K race, by our race sponsor and nutrition partner HIGH5

Posted on: 15 February 2023

Got your first 10k race day ahead of you? Congratulations! We couldn't be more excited for you.

Over the years, we've been a part of hundreds of 10k running events, we also work with experienced running coaches Running With Us and Running Clubs of a…

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

Posted on: 16 January 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…

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10 Reasons To Run a 10K

Posted on: 06 January 2023

Thinking about running a 10K or fancy a quick re-cap as to why 10K is a brilliant distance for everyone? 
Here is all you need to know, with our 10 x reasons to run the MBNA Chester 10K 
It is so easy to fall in love with the 10K distance ❤️💜❤️


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Inspirational Stories - Peter, defeating barriers and never giving up, by his wife, Deri.

Posted on: 27 August 2021

Throughout the Paralympics we have celebrated the achievements of disabled athletes at our races. Our final athlete is Peter Fabian. If you ran the 2020 Aldi Chester 10K, you’ll have seen Peter’s team, pushing Peter in his wheelchair around the cours…

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Inspirational Stories - Roger The Wheelchair Racer

Posted on: 23 August 2021

Roger has been racing with us for a number of years now and it's always a pleasure to see him on the start line. Roger is FAST! So much so, that finding escort runners to support him can sometimes prove tricky! He may be slower on the uphills, but th…

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Training Tips - The Underestimated Value of Rest & Recovery by Coach Dave Taylor

Posted on: 20 August 2021

“Rest days are for wimps!”  D Taylor, Tattenhall Runners circa 1984

“The value of rest and recovery is often ignored – at the runner’s peril! D Taylor, Coach, August 2021.

I’m glad to say that in the decades I’ve been a competitive runner I’ve actu…

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Training Tips - Training in Hot Weather by HIGH5 Sports Nutrition

Posted on: 22 July 2021

Even though we tend to prefer spring and autumn training, training in the summer does bring benefits. Not only do we have more daylight hours to play with, but our fitness levels also tend to naturally be higher in the summer we are taking part in a …

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