Essar Chester Half Marathon Sunday 17th May 2020

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Essar Chester Half Marathon

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17 May 2020 09:00

Essar Chester Half Marathon Sunday 17th May 2020

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Training Runs & Webinars

Our free monthly "pop along and join in" training runs will start in January 2020 to prepare for the Aldi Chester 10K in March, the Essar Chester Half Marathon in May and the MBNA Chester Marathon & Metric Marathon in October.  

Our 2020 training run & webinar dates are:
Sunday 5 January 9am training run -  6 miles for those running 8:30 per mile or faster and 4 miles for our other runners
Sunday 2 February:
             9am training run - 8 miles for those running 8:30 per mile or faster and 6 miles for our other runners
             7pm Facebook Live webinar "15 weeks to a successful half marathon"
Sunday 1 March 9am training run - 8 miles for all runners
Sunday 12 April 9am training run - 10 miles for all runners
Sunday 10 May
              9am training run - 12 miles for all runners
              7pm Facebook Live webinar - "One week to go" 

From June, training runs will continue for the MBNA Chester Marathon & Metric Marathon in October.

For the training runs, we meet at 9am at Chester FC's Deva Stadium, CH1 4LT and run along the traffic free river path. 

If you've not joined us at one of our training runs before, don't be shy, everyone is welcome.  We're a friendly bunch and will have a number of pace runner led groups, running at various paces from 7:30 minutes to 11 minutes per mile.  Many of the groups are led by the Pace Runners from our events. 

Please run with something showing your name, an emergency number and any medical conditions we may need to be aware of. If you've got a  parkrun barcode that would be ideal, but anything we are able to read will be fine. 

These runs give you the opportunity to run with others and chat about their training, gaining valuable advice, tips and encouragement.

Due to the out and back nature of the route we are unable to allow dogs at the training runs.

"From the feedback we get these training runs are providing a valuable opportunity for many people who normally train on their own to mix with others on the same journey to the Chester 10K,  Half Marathon, the MBNA Chester Marathon and Metric Marathon" reflected Race Organiser Chris Hulse.

2020 half marathon training plans will be published in the new year.
Our suggested training plans for the 2019 half marathon were:










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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