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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Race Route

Event Route

Below is an interactive map of Marathon route (Teal coloured line) which you can zoom in and out of to see the route, drink stations and first aid locations.

Click here to view the route and elevation 

Our spectacular marathon route is both historic and scenic. You can expect some fast times over this stunning PB marathon course on closed roads.

Runners leave the racecourse and head into the City centre passing the Town Hall, Cathedral, split level Middle Ages "Rows", Eastgate Clock, Amphitheatre and through the Roman Walls before heading out of the City across the Old Dee Bridge.

The route then leaves Chester past the Duke of Westminster's estate, through Pulford, before crossing the border into Wales and the villages of Lavister and Rossett.

Keeping to the rural lanes runners complete a small loop before entering the historic village of Holt. Then crossing the ancient Roman bridge at Farndon to return to England and the home stretch running through Churton, Aldford and Huntington.

On the way back into the City, runners pass the River Dee before a triumphant finish on Castle Drive!

The route is largely flat with some short hills or gradual climbs which are predominantly in the second half of the course. 70% of runners achieved a personal best marathon time.

First Aid at the start, along the course and at the finish will be provided by St John Ambulance.

 

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Race Record

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

Men

2:20:26
David Bishop in 2022

Women

2:40:26
Julie Briscoe in 2013

2023 Marathon Results

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

Volunteer

As with all such events, our events would not be possible without the help of a huge team of volunteers.

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