MBNA Chester Marathon - 6th October 2024

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06 Oct 2024 09:00

MBNA Chester Marathon - 6th October 2024

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Elite Athletes

Elite runners are invited to apply to enter the race as part of our Elite start.

To be eligible to run as an elite in the 2024 MBNA Chester Marathon, you need to have achieved the following times since 1st January 2023:

• Men sub 2:45
• Women sub 3:15

Elites who have run faster than 2:30 (men) 3:00 (women) since 1st January 2023 will qualify for a free place. To apply for an elite place please email Linda with details of your qualifying time and a link to results on the race organiser's website.

For our elite runners we are offering the following package

  • Front pen for elites at the start of the race
  • Pre-race elite athletes area near to the starting line 
  • Pre race water
  • Dedicated toilets by the elites area
  • Transfer of baggage from elites area to main baggage storage ready for collection
  • Post race buffet in the elites area

All athletes are eligible for our cash prizes.

We are a race organised by runners and are determined to deliver a race which will maintain its reputation as the UK's favourite marathon.

MBNA Chester Marathon & Metric Marathon 2019 Official Video
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Race Record

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

Men

2:20:26
David Bishop in 2022

Women

2:40:26
Julie Briscoe in 2013

2023 Marathon Results

Men
1st Marshall Smith (Ashford AC) 2:21:32
2nd Jack Nixon (Saint Edmund Pacers) 2:24:28
3rd Blair McWhirter (Saint Edmund Pacers) 2:27:48
Women
1st Naomi Mitchell (Reading AC) 2:41:21
2nd Melissa Gibson (Ealing Eagles Running Club) 2:43:32
3rd Morven Goodrem 2:44:57
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.