Essar Chester Half Marathon - Sunday 21st May 2023

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21 May 2023 09:00

Essar Chester Half Marathon - Sunday 21st May 2023

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Race Route

Race Route

The Chester Half Marathon offers one of the flattest routes in many years, with a spectacular city centre finish. You will run past some of Chester's historic landmarks at the very start of the race too.

The route starts at Chester Racecourse, heading up Watergate Street, through the Walls and the historic centre of Chester. Runners will leave the city through the Garden Quarter before heading out into the countryside on Parkgate Road.

Just after Little Mollington Hall you turn onto the roman road into the picturesque villages of Mollington and Lea by Backford. The route then continues up Parkgate Road and turns left to loop round part of Saughall village. Returning on Parkgate Road, you run in to the finish via the Garden Quarter.

The finish in the City Centre outside the Town Hall and Cathedral provides an inspiring setting with cheering crowds of welcoming spectators.

First Aid will be provided at the start, along the course and at the finish.

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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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2022 Results.

Men
1st Omar Ahmed (Birchfield Harriers) 1:03:53
2nd Tom Merson (Exmouth Harriers) 1:07:46
3rd Peter Avent 1:08:23
Women
1st Alice Braham (Ealing Eagles Running Club) 1:18:08
2nd Sophie Birtles 1:18:22
3rd Sophie Delderfield (Vale of Aylesbury AC) 1:18:52
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