Essar Chester Half Marathon - Sunday 19th May 2024

Enter now

19 May 2024 09:00

Essar Chester Half Marathon - Sunday 19th May 2024

Enter now
  • innospec

Pace Runners

We're pleased to announce that in 2024 we'll have our 15 strong Pace Runners Crew, targeting every 10 minute time slot from 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes.  Pace runners run the race at a pre-determined pace, which they may adjust slightly at different points in the race to take account of the changes in terrain.  



If you are a new runner with a specific target time in mind or you are looking to beat your personal best time, the Pace Crew will be there to help you achieve your goal. 

Our Pace Runners are also a familiar sight at our monthly training runs, where they support runners in their progress towards race day.  

If you'd like to be considered for our future Pace Crew please contact our Pace Crew Manager, Dave on

Our 2024 Pace Crew will be announced closer to the event. Our 2023 pace runners were:

  • KYLE Target Time: 1:30

    A familiar sight at the Training Runs, Kyle made his pacing debut at the 2022 marathon and we're pleased to welcome him to the half marathon Pace Crew.

    ROB Target Time: 1:30

    Rob, from Pensby Runners, joins us once again as a Pace Runner.

  • BEN Target Time: 1:40

    We welcome Ben from Helsby RC to the Pace Crew.

    SHAFIQ Target Time: 1:40

    Shafiq, from Blackburn Road Runners, is one of our regular pacers.

  • Andrew Target Time: 1:50

    Andrew, from Blackburn RR, has paced for us at both the half and marathon distances.

    KELVIN Target Time: 1:50

    We appreciate Kelvin, of Wirral AC, coming in as a last-minute substitution. Kelvin a stalwart of the half and full marathon Pace Crews, is a familiar sight at our monthly training runs.

  • CAZ Target Time: 2:00

    A veteran of the team, Caz from Wirral AC, has been with us ever since the 2013 marathon.

    JON Target Time: 2:00

    North Wales Road Runner Jon has paced many times for us before.

    STEPHEN Target Time: 2:00

    Stephen, who runs for West Cheshire AC, joins our Pace Team once again.

  • CAT Target Time: 2:10

    Having paced for us at the 2022 marathon, Cat now joins the half marathon Pace Crew.

    STEVE Target Time: 2:10

    Another stalwart of the team, Steve from Buckley RC was part of the very first Pace Crew in 2013 and keeps coming back for more!

  • GRAHAM Target Time: 2:20

    Spectrum Strider Graham is another of our regular pacers.

    LIZ Target Time: 2:20

    Having made her debut pacing at the 2022 marathon, Liz now joins the half marathon Pace Crew.

  • JO Target Time: 2:30

    Jo has paced with us since 2018 and we're happy to welcome her back again this year.

    NATHALIE Target Time: 2:30

    We welcome Nathalie, from Chester Road Runners, to our half marathon Pace Team.

Race Record


Vincent Boit in 2015


Amanda Crook in 2013

Never miss our training runs or special offers!

Signup for our newsletter

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
See all results