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Essar Chester Half Marathon

Event Cancellation Announcement!

It is with regret and a heavy heart, that we announce the cancellation of the Essar Chester Half Marathon scheduled for the 20th September and the 2020 Chester Triple. The MBNA Chester Marathon and Metric Marathon have also been cancelled. Our overriding priority is the safety and health of our runners, staff, contractors, volunteers, spectators, local community and society as a whole. It’s clear that staging two, large scale, mass participation events this year would be inappropriate.

To read our full statement, please click here.

Runners registered for the events will be contacted by email on the 17th July confirming the cancellation and outlining the next steps regarding refunds, deferrals and other options available to them.

Welcome to the 2020 Essar Chester Half Marathon! Enter our award winning race here or by using the Enter Now button above.

We have a new, flatter route! Check it out here.

The Chester Half is one of the UK’s longest established and most highly regarded half marathons, starting and finishing in the historic Roman/Medieval international destination city of Chester. Enter early to enjoy our discounted prices.

As runners ourselves we are passionate about delivering what for us would be the perfect race; a premier quality, competitively priced race which caters for the needs of runners of all abilities and speeds, combined with friendliness and personal touches which are unique to us.

The new flatter city and rural race route will be run entirely on closed roads. The Essar Chester Half Marathon is one of the events in our Chester Triple series - run three for a Chester Triple medal!

With our web site packed with all the information you need about the race, our  free monthly paced training runs, seminars and team of race day pace runners, we are here for you to help you achieve your goals and enjoy the race day experience.

We are looking forward to the 39th Chester Half Marathon on 17th May 2020 and hope that you choose to run with us.

Race day will also include the 1 mile Fun Run.

Please read on through the web site for more information and to enter the race.  If you have any questions that are not covered by the web site or our FAQ’s please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Good times!

Chris & Andy
Race Organisers

 

 

 

 

 

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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Race Record

Men

1:02:21
Vincent Boit in 2015

Women

1:14:32
Amanda Crook in 2013

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2019 Results.

Men
1st Mohammad Rezeq (Altrincham & District AC) 1:04:28
2nd Ben Fish (Blackburn Harriers & AC) 1:09:27
3rd Simon Birch (Hinckley Running Club) 1:10:38
Women
1st Kirsty Longley (Liverpool, Pembroke & Sefton) 1:19:03
2nd Julie Briscoe (Wakefield District H & AC) 1:19:47
3rd Gemma Connolly (St Helens Sutton AC) 1:19:56
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