MBNA Chester Marathon - 3rd October 2021.

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03 Oct 2021 09:00

MBNA Chester Marathon - 3rd October 2021.

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MBNA Chester Marathon

2020 Event Cancellation Announcement!

It was with a heavy heart that we had to cancel the 2020 MBNA Chester Marathon scheduled for the 4th October. To read our full statement, please click here. Runners registered in the event were sent an email outlining the next steps available to them - the options can be viewed here.

Welcome to the 2021 MBNA Chester Marathon!

The multi-award winning and UK's Best Marathon Up to 5,000 Runners 2018 & 2019, as well as the UK’s only international marathon from the historic Roman/Medieval international destination City of Chester. 

We are looking forward to the 11th MBNA Chester Marathon on 3rd October 2021 and hope that you choose to run with us. All our 2021 events will be back bigger and better than ever.

We're a qualifying race for the Abbott WMM Age Group World Championships! Check out how it works here.

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 MBNA Chester 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.

Thanks to the dedication and enthusiastic support of our team and 700 volunteers, combined with feedback from runners and the backing of many we are proud that we hold the The Running Awards' Gold award for Best Marathon (under 5000 entrants).  Runner’s World runners have previously voted us the UK’s best marathon and best road marathon.  

Race day will also include the 26.2km MBNA Chester Metric Marathon and the MBNA Chester Mini-Marathon.

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.

Join us on FacebookTwitter & Instagram to share the build up to the race.

Good times!

Chris & Andy
Race Organisers

 

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Course Record

The route is renowned for being fast and largely flat – more than 70% of our runners achieve PBs!

Men

2:21:25
Marius Ionescu in 2014

Women

2:40:26
Julie Briscoe in 2013

2019 Marathon Results

Men
1st Tom Charles (Trafford AC) 2:29:29
2nd Tristan Windley (Keswick AC) 2:29:36
3rd Neil Renault 2:32:59
Women
1st Abbey van Dijk 3:01:51
2nd Johanna Sutcliffe (Halifax Harriers & AC) 3:04:59
3rd Camilla Hermsen (Harpenden Arrows) 3:05:11
See all results

Volunteer

As with all such events, our events would not be possible without the help of a huge team of volunteers.

Find out more.