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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Results & Race History

The MBNA Chester Marathon started as an idea in the minds of friends Andy White and Chris Hulse. As keen runners and triathletes, they wanted to address the lack of a marathon in Cheshire by organising what they consider to be the perfect race.

In 2010 the first Chester Marathon was held on the late May Bank Holiday Monday. Starting and finishing at Chester Rugby Club it ran through the village of Guilden Sutton and along the Chester Millennium Greenway path to the River Dee. The 2010 race exceeded all expectations with all the 1,000 places selling out, great runner feedback and a place in the Runners' World Top 10 marathons of 2010.

Building on the success of the inaugural MBNA Chester Marathon it was clear a new route needed to be found which could cope with increased numbers, whilst also showcasing Chester's iconic attractions.  2011 was the first outing for the new course, which has remained largely unchanged since.

In 2014 a Metric Marathon was added – at 26.2km (16.3 miles) this provides an additional step for runners wanting to move up from the half marathon distance.

MBNA Chester Marathon 3rd October 2021
Male Winner: Michael Young 2:27:32
Female Winner: Melissah Gibson 2:48:44

MBNA Chester Marathon 6th October 2019
Male Winner: Tom Charles 2:29:29
Female Winner: Abbey van Dijk 3:01:51

MBNA Chester Marathon 7th October 2018
Male Winner: Mohammed Abu-Rezeq 2:25:50
Female Winner: Johanna O'Regan 2:45:33

MBNA Chester Marathon 8th October 2017
Male Winner: Lloyd Biddell 2:26:12
Female Winner: Sarah Lowery 2:44:27

MBNA Chester Marathon 2nd October 2016
Male Winner: Ben Fish 2:24:05
Female Winner: Katie Jones 2:53:36

MBNA Chester Marathon 4th October 2015
Male Winner: David Rigby 2:24:47
Female Winner: Samantha Amend 2:49:09

MBNA Chester Marathon 5th October 2014
Male Winner: Marius Ionescu 2:21:25 (course record)
Female Winner: Cath Stibbs 2:53:28

MBNA Chester Marathon 6th October 2013
Male Winner: Marius Ionescu 2:21:42
Female Winner: Julie Briscoe 2:40:42 (course record)

MBNA Chester Marathon 7th October 2012
Male Winner: Ray Ward 2:28:46
Female Winner: Mel Frazier 2:51:48

MBNA Chester Marathon 9th October 2011
Male Winner: Ben Fish 2:27:25
Female Winner: Debbie Mason 2:48:11

MBNA Chester Marathon 31st May 2010
Male Winner: Julian MacDonald 2:33:05
Female Winner: Jenni Muston 3:00:48


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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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