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

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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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Training Runs & Webinars

Our free monthly "pop along and join in" training runs will start in January 2020 to prepare for the Aldi Chester 10K in March, the Essar Chester Half Marathon in May and the MBNA Chester Marathon & Metric Marathon in October.  

For details of our January to May 2020 training runs and webinars, please see our half marathon training runs & webinars page.

From June 2020, our training runs will be:
9am Sunday 7 June*
9am Sunday 5 July*
9am Sunday 2 August*
9am Sunday 6 September*
9am Sunday 27 September*

There will also be 2 webinars and those dates will be announced in the new year.

For the training runs, we meet at 9am at Chester FC's Deva Stadium, CH1 4LT and run along the traffic free river path. 

If you've not joined us at one of our training runs before, don't be shy, everyone is welcome.  We're a friendly bunch and will have a number of pace runner led groups, running at various paces from 7:30 minutes to 11 minutes per mile.  Many of the groups are led by the Pace Runners from our events. 

Please run with something showing your name, an emergency number and any medical conditions we may need to be aware of. If you've got a parkrun barcode that would be ideal, but anything we are able to read will be fine. 

These runs give you the opportunity to run with others and chat about their training, gaining valuable advice, tips and encouragement.

Due to the out and back nature of the route we are unable to allow dogs at the training runs.

"From the feedback we get these training runs are providing a valuable opportunity for many people who normally train on their own to mix with others on the same journey to the Chester 10K,  Half Marathon, the MBNA Chester Marathon and Metric Marathon" reflected Race Organiser Chris Hulse.

Our 2020 marathon/metric marathon training plans will be published May/June 2020.
Our suggested training plans for 2019 were:
Marathon novice
Marathon improver
Metric marathon

*distances will be announced in the new year.







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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

2019 Marathon Results

1st Tom Charles (Trafford AC) 2:29:29
2nd Tristan Windley (Keswick AC) 2:29:36
3rd Neil Renault 2:32:59
1st Abbey van Dijk 3:01:51
2nd Johanna Sutcliffe (Halifax Harriers & AC) 3:04:59
3rd Camilla Hermsen (Harpenden Arrows) 3:05:11
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As with all such events, our events would not be possible without the help of a huge team of volunteers.

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