MBNA Chester Marathon - Sunday 4th October 2020. Enter now for Good Times!

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MBNA Chester Marathon

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04 Oct 2020 09:00

MBNA Chester Marathon - Sunday 4th October 2020. Enter now for Good Times!

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Spectator Information

The course for the MBNA Chester Marathon and Metric Marathon is wholly within closed roads to provide the best experience for competitors and to maximise their safety. This means that some parts of the course will be difficult to access by spectators who will have to park in a convenient and safe place and walk to the course. Anyone parking a car near to the course, please do so in a responsible and considerate manner.

If friends and family want to travel around the course, please make sure that you are fully aware of the race route and know in advance how to reach your intended supporting points taking into account the road closures.

It you want to watch the marathon, the best spots are in the villages of Holt and Farndon, both of which have places to eat and drink while you spectate. To avoid the road closures access the A534 from the A41 southbound (towards Whitchurch) turning right at Broxton roundabout; or from the A483 southbound (towards Wrexham), turning left at junction 7 (A5156). The metric marathon doesn't pass through Holt and Farndon. 

If you’re not familiar with the local road network there are great places to watch and cheer runners in the City just after the start. If you head off straight after the start you can cheer runners on Eastgate Street (for both races) or at the Old Dee Bridge (marathon runners). Towards the end of the race supporters of both races can cheer along the River Dee at The Groves or stake claim on a prime position in the Racecourse to cheer the finishers.

Map showing city centre spectator points


Recommended Spectator Locations

Location 

Times

Information

Start
CH1 2LY

09:00 & 10:00

Vehicle Access prior to 08:00. The car park closes at 08:00 and will reopen about 11:00.

City Centre

09:10 to   10:45

Walk from the Racecourse. Lots of food and drink available nearby.

Groves
CH1 1SD 

11:00 to 15:00

Within a short walk of the finish. Good viewing close to city centre. Lots of food and drink available.

Finish
CH1 2LY 

11:20 to 15:00

Vehicle Access prior to 08:00. The car park closes at 08:00 and will reopen about 11:00.



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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

2019 Marathon Results

Men
1st Tom Charles (Trafford AC) 2:29:29
2nd Tristan Windley (Keswick AC) 2:29:36
3rd Neil Renault 2:32:59
Women
1st Abbey van Dijk 3:01:51
2nd Johanna Sutcliffe (Halifax Harriers & AC) 3:04:59
3rd Camilla Hermsen (Harpenden Arrows) 3:05:11
See all results

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