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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The pace runnners

We have a Pace Runner crew targeting every 15 minute time slots from 3 hours to 5 hours.  

Pace runners run the race at a pre-determined pace which they may adjust slightly at different points in the race to take account of the changes in terrain.

If you are a new runner with a specific target time in mind or you are looking to beat your personal best time, our Pace Crew will be there to help you achieve your goal.  

Our Pace Runners are also a familiar sight at our monthly training runs, where they support runners in their progress towards race day. 

If you'd like to be considered for our future Pace Crew, please contact our Pace Crew Manager, Dave davet@activeleisureevents.co.uk

Our 2024 Pace Crew will be announced closer to the event:



  • ROB Target Time: 3:00

    Rob, from Pensby Runners, once again heads the pace team.

    ALEX Target Time: 3:00

    Alex from Blackburn Runners paced last year and is back to support you.

  • JASON Target Time: 3:15

    Jason of Blackburn RR makes a welcome return to the Pace Crew.

    NEIL Target Time: 3:15

    We welcome Neil of Chorley ATC to the Marathon Pace Crew.

  • KYLE Target Time: 3:30

    Kyle of Wrecsam TC debuted as a Pace Runner last year.

    SHAFIQ Target Time: 3:30

    Shafiq of Blackburn RR is a long-standing member of the Pace Crew.

  • Andrew Target Time: 3:45

    Andrew from Blackburn RR joins us again for this year's marathon.

    Duane Target Time: 3:45

    Duane makes a welcome return to the Pace Crew for 2023.

  • CAZ Target Time: 4:00

    Caz from Wirral AC is has paced for us countless times.

    JON Target Time: 4:00

    Jon of North Wales RR is a stalwart of the team.

    SEAN Target Time: 4:00

    Sean of Mersey Tri is making his Pace Crew debut this year.

  • DAN Target Time: 4:15

    Dan, a member of the 100 Marathon Club, joins us again for this year's marathon.

    GRAHAM Target Time: 4:15

    Graham of Spectrum Striders is a core member of the Pace Crew.

  • CAT Target Time: 4:30

    Cat of Chester Tri is with us again for this year's marathon.

    DAVE Target Time: 4:30

    Dave of Massey Fergusson has paced for us many times previously.

    GARY Target Time: 4:30

    Gary of the 100 Marathon Club was our very first pace runner and makes a welcome return to pace our 2023 marathon.

  • LIZ Target Time: 4:45

    Ultra runner Liz joins us again for this year's marathon.

    NATHALIE Target Time: 4:45

    Fellow ultra runner Nathalie of Chester Road Runners yet again brings her experience to the team.

  • LISA Target Time: 5:00

    We welcome Lisa of Ellesmere Port RC to the Pace Crew.

    SHARON Target Time: 5:00

    Sharon of Holme Pierrepoint RC joins us again for this year's marathon.

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Race Record

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


David Bishop in 2022


Julie Briscoe in 2013

2023 Marathon Results

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
1st Naomi Mitchell (Reading AC) 2:41:21
2nd Melissa Gibson (Ealing Eagles Running Club) 2:43:32
3rd Morven Goodrem 2:44:57
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