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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Information for Residents - 2021

On race day, roads will be closed to ensure the safety of runners, spectators and members of the public. We aim to create as small a footprint as possible to minimise disruption to residents and businesses, and to work with local communities to help them to benefit from the event. 

Roads that remain open will be busy, delays will be likely and diversions will be in place during the road closures. Some bus services will also be affected and may be diverted. Roads will only be closed for the minimum period necessary to ensure safety.

Our route and associated road closure times are agreed by CWaC council and Cheshire Police in order to safely accommodate the event. 

The interactive map below shows the road closures for the event and will always show the most up to date plan. Please note that roads will only reopen when it is safe to do so. We hope the information on this page will assist you with planning your travel.  If you require further advice, please email info@activeleisureevents.co.uk.

To open the map below in full screen click the button in the top right corner of the map window below.
To switch between satellite and map view, use the side bar, scroll all the way to the bottom and click the square tile.
To show the road closure information, click on the highlighted roads or symbols.

You won't be able to drive on roads that are closed. Further detail about the road closures and parking restrictions will be on the CWaC website here.

Access to the city centre will always be available via A483, A540, A5116 and A56.

If you live on the route and know you will need to leave by car during the road closures, we would advise that you move your car away from affected roads before the closure starts.

 

If you live in Holt or Farndon

Access in or out of Holt and Farndon is via the A534 which is open throughout the event. The A534 can be reached from the A493/A5156 to the west or the A41 to the east.
The old bridge over the River Dee will be closed.
In Holt, residents of Green Street and adjoining roads will be assisted by marshals to cross safely heading south and exit onto Bridge Street or Castle Street.
In Farndon, residents of Townfield Lane, River Lane and neighbouring streets can leave the estate via Townfield Lane. Marshals will help you to cross safely to the southbound carriageway to access High Street heading east.

If you live in Churton

Access between Churton and Farndon is via Sibbersfield Lane. You will be able to use Sibbersfield Lane to leave the village via Farndon and the A534.

If you live in Aldford

If you need to leave Aldford by car between 10:30 and 12:00 we advise that you park away from the closed roads and access your car on foot. From 10:00 to 10:30 and after 12:00 the bridge on Chester Road over Aldford Brook will be controlled to allow vehicles to/from Aldford. All traffic must be via Chapel Lane and then the A41. There is no access to Churton from Aldford.

If you live in Huntington

Exit from Meadow Lane and Butterbache Road is via Woodlands Road. Marshals will help you to cross safely onto Chester Road heading south, and follow the diversion along Gorse Way to exit the village.

 

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Course Record

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

Men

2:21:25
Marius Ionescu in 2014

Women

2:40:26
Julie Briscoe in 2013

2021 Marathon Results

Men
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
Women
1st Melissah Gibson (Ealing Eagles RC) 2:48:44
2nd Keely Smith (West Cheshire AC) 2:58:29
3rd Alison Taylor 2:59:19
See all results

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