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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Well done to all our runners! You were awesome.

Check out your final results here.

We are looking forward to the 12th MBNA Chester Marathon on 2nd October 2022 and hope that you choose to run with us. ENTER HERE.

The multi-award winning and three time winner of the UK's Best Marathon Up to 5,000 Runners (2018, 2019, 2020) as well as the UK’s only international marathon from the historic Roman/Medieval international destination City of Chester. 

You can also take part in our 2021 event by Running Your Way. If you were not able to make the 3rd October due to a race clash, injury or prior commitment, click here to enter the Run Your Way 2021 MBNA Chester Marathon.

Covid-19 Race Entry Guarantee & Our Event Commitments

To provide you with some extra reassurance towards entering our 2021 event, we have created a COVID Race Entry Guarantee and a Covid-19 Event Commitments document which details what will happen if the event is cancelled and how we are planning for a Covid secure event, this can be read here.

We're a qualifying race for the Abbott WMM Age Group World Championships! Check out how it works here.

As runners ourselves, we are passionate about delivering what for us, would be the perfect race; a premier quality, competitively priced race which caters for the needs of runners of all abilities and speeds, combined with friendliness and personal touches which are unique to us. 

The MBNA Chester Marathon is one of the events in our Chester Triple series - run three for a Chester Triple medal!

To read our FAQ on Covid-19 including virtual races or what happens if you feel unwell or have symptoms of Covid-19 before the race, please click here.

To read our Event Postponement/Cancellation Policy, please click here.

With our web site packed with all the information you need about the race, our free monthly paced training runs, seminars and team of race day pace runners, we are here for you to help you achieve your goals and enjoy the race day experience.

Thanks to the dedication and enthusiastic support of our team and 700 volunteers, combined with feedback from runners and the backing of many we are proud that we hold the The Running Awards' Gold award for Best Marathon (under 5000 entrants).  Runner’s World runners have previously voted us the UK’s best marathon and best road marathon.  

Race day will also include the 26.2km MBNA Chester Metric Marathon and the MBNA Chester Mini-Marathon.

Please read on through the web site for more information and to enter the race.  If you have any questions that are not covered by the web site or our FAQ’s please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Good times!

Chris & Andy
Race Organisers

 

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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

Volunteer

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

Find out more.