Essar Chester Half Marathon Sunday 17th May 2020

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Essar Chester 2019 Half Marathon

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17 May 2020 09:00

Essar Chester Half Marathon Sunday 17th May 2020

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2019 pace runners

We're pleased to announce our 2019 half marathon Pace Team. 

We have 15 Pace Runners 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 the 2019 marathon Pace Crew please contact our Pace Crew Manager, Dave

  • KIERAN Target Time: 1:30

    Kieran, who is a member of Wrecsam Tri, is a regular pacer at both our half and full marathons.

    ROB Target Time: 1:30

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

  • STEVE Target Time: 1:40

    Another stalwart of the team, Steve from Buckley RC has been with us since 2013.

    JASON Target Time: 1:40

    Blackburn Road Runner Jason has paced for us regularly since the 2015 Chester Marathon.

  • MICHAEL Target Time: 1:50

    Blackburn Road Runner Michael has paced at many of our events.

    SIMON Target Time: 1:50

    Simon, a member of the City of Leicester TC, makes a welcome return to the Pace Crew for this event.

  • GARY Target Time: 2:00

    Gary runs for Ellesmere Port RC and is one of our veteran Pace Runners. A member of the 100 Marathon Club, Gary has the distinction of being the only Pace Runner in the 2013 Chester Half Marathon when we were first exploring the notion of Pace Runners for our events.

    GRAHAM Target Time: 2:00

    Graham runs for Spectrum Striders and has paced for us in many of our half marathons and marathons.

    STEPHEN Target Time: 2:00

    Stephen, who runs for West Cheshire AC, is our only rookie Pace Runner this time. Welcome to the Pace Crew, Stephen!

  • AMENA Target Time: 2:10

    Amena, a member of Liverpool AC, regularly paces for us at half and full marathon distances.

    HELEN Target Time: 2:10

    We are grateful to Helen Owens who is stepping in as a pacer at the last minute. Helen has paced for us in the past so everyone is in good hands!

  • SUE Target Time: 2:20

    Sue is one half of our "dream team" from Ellesmere Port RC.

    RACHEL Target Time: 2:20

    Rachel, like Sue, has paced for us in many of our events.

  • ALISON Target Time: 2:30

    Besides pacing for us over the marathon and half marathon distances Alison is a familiar face at the training runs where she goes that extra mile to support the runners.

    JO Target Time: 2:30

    Jo first joined our pace team in 2018 and we're happy to welcome her back in 2019.

Race Record


Vincent Boit in 2015


Amanda Crook in 2013

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2019 Results.

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
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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