Results & Race History
Congratulations to all those who finished the 2023 race - provisional results can be found here!
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.
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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
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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