MBNA Chester Marathon - 2nd October 2022

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02 Oct 2022 09:00

MBNA Chester Marathon - 2nd October 2022

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The pace runnners

We're pleased to announce that in 2022, we will back to a 19 strong 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 any of the available slots in our 2022 Pace Crew,  or to be considered for any future events, please contact our Pace Crew Manager, Dave davet@activeleisureevents.co.uk

Our 2022 Pace Crew are:



  • ROB Target Time: 3:00

    Rob, from Pensby Runners, joins us again as a Pace Runner.

    Vacancy for 3 hour pace runner Target Time: 3:00

    If you are interested in becoming a pace runner, please contact Dave, our Pace Runner Manager davet@chestermarathon.co.uk

  • ALEX Target Time: 3:15

    We welcome Alex, from Blackburn Runners, to the Pace Crew

    Vacancy for 3:15 pace runner Target Time: 3:15

    If you are interested in becoming a pace runner, please contact Dave (our Pace Runner Manager) davet@chestermarathon.co.uk

  • GARY Target Time: 3:30

    Gary, from Kirkby Milers, is one of many new faces in the Pace Crew this year.

    SHAFIQ Target Time: 3:30

    Once again, Blackburn Road Runner, Shafiq will give his all to get you across the line.

  • Andrew Target Time: 3:45

    Andrew from Blackburn Road Runners is joining us once again for this year's marathon.

    KYLE Target Time: 3:45

    A familiar sight at the Training Runs, Kyle has been upgraded to official Pacer Runner for this year's marathon.

  • DAVE Target Time: 4:00

    Dave runs for Massey Fergusson and has paced for us many times previously.

    Duane Target Time: 4:00

    Duane makes a welcome return to the Pace Crew this year.

    SIMON Target Time: 4:00

    Simon, from Buckley Runners, makes his debut with the Pace Crew this year.

  • JON Target Time: 4:15

    Jon, a proud member of the 100 Marathon Club, is no stranger to pacing for our events.

    STEVE Target Time: 4:15

    Steve has paced for us many times in both the half and full marathon and is a treasured member of the Pace Crew.

  • GRAHAM Target Time: 4:30

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

    MARK Target Time: 4:30

    Mark, another Blackburn Road Runner, joins us again for this year's marathon.

  • CAT Target Time: 4:45

    We're pleased to welcome Cat, from Chester Tri Club, as she makes her marathon pacing debut this year.

    LIZ Target Time: 4:45

    We are pleased to welcome Ultra runner Liz to the team.

  • JOHN Target Time: 5:00

    This is John's first outing as a Pace Runner for us.

    SHARON Target Time: 5:00

    Sharon, of Holme Pierrepoint RC, brings her ultra running skills to the team.

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Course Record

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


Marius Ionescu in 2014


Julie Briscoe in 2013

2021 Marathon Results

1st Michael Young (West Cheshire AC) 2:27:32
2nd Joseph Turner (Cambridge & Coleridge AC) 2:28:47
3rd Tomos Roberts (Meirionnydd RC) 2:33:45
1st Melissah Gibson (Ealing Eagles RC) 2:48:44
2nd Keely Smith (West Cheshire AC) 2:58:29
3rd Alison Taylor 2:59:19
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