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Running for Charity with a GoFundMe Page – Is so simple!

Posted on: 09 August 2023

If you’ve taken on the challenge of running the epic MBNA Chester Marathon or Metric Marathon, we know you’ve got guts, determination, commitment, and great decision-making skills.

Therefore, deciding to run for charity and raising valuable funds is…

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Metric Marathon Explained

Posted on: 14 July 2023

At Chester, we were one of the first race events to host a UK-based Metric Marathon back in 2014, so we’re now fully-fledged experts at this distance.

We launched the MBNA Metric Marathon for many reasons which we’ll share in this article. It really…

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Any time is a great time to enter a marathon!

Posted on: 14 July 2023

Running a marathon is an endurance masterclass. It is an epic feat for anyone to achieve – running 26.2 miles is above and beyond the average person. This is not because it isn’t achievable, but more because it takes a certain character, drive, perse…

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Inspirational Stories - Roger The Wheelchair Racer

Posted on: 23 August 2021

Roger has been racing with us for a number of years now and it's always a pleasure to see him on the start line. Roger is FAST! So much so, that finding escort runners to support him can sometimes prove tricky! He may be slower on the uphills, but th…

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Training Tips - The Underestimated Value of Rest & Recovery by Coach Dave Taylor

Posted on: 20 August 2021

“Rest days are for wimps!”  D Taylor, Tattenhall Runners circa 1984

“The value of rest and recovery is often ignored – at the runner’s peril! D Taylor, Coach, August 2021.

I’m glad to say that in the decades I’ve been a competitive runner I’ve actu…

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Training Tips - Managing Those Long Run Miles by Coach Dave Taylor

Posted on: 20 August 2021

For me the hardest part of any race is making sure I’m in the right place at the right time – my bowels and bladder are happy: my shoes match; I’ve got the right kit on (the time I forgot my shorts for the Llandudno 10 is still etched in my memory!) …

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Training Tips - Training in Hot Weather by HIGH5 Sports Nutrition

Posted on: 22 July 2021

Even though we tend to prefer spring and autumn training, training in the summer does bring benefits. Not only do we have more daylight hours to play with, but our fitness levels also tend to naturally be higher in the summer we are taking part in a …

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Nutrition - Understanding Sports Nutrition by our Race Sponsor HIGH5 Sports Nutrition

Posted on: 24 June 2021

Here at HIGH5, we are committed to creating nutritious products with amazing natural flavours and we’re passionate about supporting you to achieve your goals – however big or small. Our aim is to deliver sports nutrition which helps you to enjoy your…

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Training Tips - Couch to 5K

Posted on: 02 February 2021

Note it down on your phone, tablet, laptop or even a good old-fashioned piece of paper if you like.

This is the day when you resolve to take those first courageous steps on the road to being the new version of YOU.  Behind you is the over-indulgence…

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Inspirational Stories - Northern Lights Children’s Charity Light Up Oliver’s Life with Disneyland Magic!

Posted on: 06 January 2021

My name is Siobhan and I live in Chester with my 7-year-old son, Oliver, who has cerebral palsy and global developmental delay. Oliver is a full-time wheelchair user and needs a lot of care, but he is also adventurous, imaginative and never stops tal…

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2023 Results

1st Thomas Charles (Chorlton Runners) 1:27:52
2nd Michael Young (West Cheshire Athletic Club) 1:28:07
3rd Benjamin Goodfellow (Wrexham AAC) 1:30:15
1st Lindsay Fisher (West Cheshire Athletic Club) 1:42:34
2nd Keely Smith (West Cheshire Athletic Club) 1:49:30
3rd Liza Bradshaw (CLC Striders) 1:54:27
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