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Running for Charity with a GoFundMe Page – Is so simple!

Posted on: 09 August 2023

If you’ve taken on the challenge of running the epic MBNA Chester Marathon or Metric Marathon, we know you’ve got guts, determination, commitment, and great decision-making skills.

Therefore, deciding to run for charity and raising valuable funds is…

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Any time is a great time to enter a marathon!

Posted on: 14 July 2023

Running a marathon is an endurance masterclass. It is an epic feat for anyone to achieve – running 26.2 miles is above and beyond the average person. This is not because it isn’t achievable, but more because it takes a certain character, drive, perse…

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Chester has the best pacer crew on the planet!

Posted on: 14 July 2023

Chester’s Pace Crew are all heroes without capes (though if given half the chance there are at least a couple of them who would relish the idea of capes being part of the pacer crew race gear).

Our philosophy has always been getting people running a…

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All Chester Running Events Named As The Representative Races For England Age Group Masters Championships 2023

Posted on: 16 January 2023

What an incredible ‘Hat-trick’ of an achievement & badge of honour for the MBNA Chester 10K, ESSAR Chester Half Marathon & MBNA Chester Marathon & Metric Marathon to host the England Age Group Master Championships. 

We are proud that all…

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Inspirational Stories - Roger The Wheelchair Racer

Posted on: 23 August 2021

Roger has been racing with us for a number of years now and it's always a pleasure to see him on the start line. Roger is FAST! So much so, that finding escort runners to support him can sometimes prove tricky! He may be slower on the uphills, but th…

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Training Tips - The Underestimated Value of Rest & Recovery by Coach Dave Taylor

Posted on: 20 August 2021

“Rest days are for wimps!”  D Taylor, Tattenhall Runners circa 1984

“The value of rest and recovery is often ignored – at the runner’s peril! D Taylor, Coach, August 2021.

I’m glad to say that in the decades I’ve been a competitive runner I’ve actu…

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Training Tips - Managing Those Long Run Miles by Coach Dave Taylor

Posted on: 20 August 2021

For me the hardest part of any race is making sure I’m in the right place at the right time – my bowels and bladder are happy: my shoes match; I’ve got the right kit on (the time I forgot my shorts for the Llandudno 10 is still etched in my memory!) …

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Training Tips - Training in Hot Weather by HIGH5 Sports Nutrition

Posted on: 22 July 2021

Even though we tend to prefer spring and autumn training, training in the summer does bring benefits. Not only do we have more daylight hours to play with, but our fitness levels also tend to naturally be higher in the summer we are taking part in a …

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Training Tips - Week 7 of marathon training from Run with Rachel

Posted on: 21 July 2021

How is your training going? So far, so good...

I've managed to tick every session off the plan. That makes it sound like I've found it easy - but believe me, there have definitely been a few tough runs thrown in there. My main struggle has been the …

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Nutrition - Understanding Sports Nutrition by our Race Sponsor HIGH5 Sports Nutrition

Posted on: 24 June 2021

Here at HIGH5, we are committed to creating nutritious products with amazing natural flavours and we’re passionate about supporting you to achieve your goals – however big or small. Our aim is to deliver sports nutrition which helps you to enjoy your…

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David Bishop in 2022


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2022 Marathon Results

1st David Bishop (Darby Athletic Club) 2:20:26
2nd Thomas Charles (Chorlton Runners) 2:22:58
3rd Jack Nixon (Saint Edmund Pacers) 2:22:58
1st Sarah Webster (Northern (Isle of Man) AC) 2:44:34
2nd Annabel Granger (Bristol & West AC) 2:47:29
3rd Sarah Holt (The Stragglers Running Club) 2:47:56
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