MBNA Chester Marathon

Date:
07/10/2018
Country:
Chester Racecourse, Chester, Cheshire
Distance:
Marathon
The MBNA Chester Marathon has developed an enviable reputation with runners of all levels and abilities, and 2018 will be its 9th year. You can expect some fast times over this stunning PB course on closed roads, covering 19 miles in England and 7 miles in Wales. You will run past all Chester's iconic landmarks, before heading out to the stunning Cheshire and North Wales countryside and villages, then returning alongside the River Dee for a unforgettable finish at Chester Racecourse. The support in the villages and communities along the course is one of the many highlights of the race. Also Mini Marathon for your young supporters. This event has been chosen to host both the 2018 England Age Group Masters Marathon and the British Masters Marathon Championships for the second year running.

Vince Coyne
Jerome Nogues
Nick Malpeli
Mat Leonard
Felix Allen
Giacomo Squintani
rlhunt9292
Andrew Hardman
Gillian Wallis
Dave Lancelott
Russell Bentley
Christopher Dix
Andrew Vickerman
Paul Coughlan

Felix Allen
03:04:40

In short:
Nice excursion over the border into Wales and back.

In full:
Having reached running rockbottom during the summer to the point where I thought I might never run again, I am very happy to have executed this marathon in efficient style. It’s a long way off my pace earlier this year that qualified me to run in an England Masters vest here in Chester. But it will do for now.



rlhunt9292
03:17:56

In short:
7 minute PB at Chester Marathon

In full:
After a disaster at London Marathon this year it was time to put the demonds to bed at Chester Marathon! I’ve been training hard and it paid off, with my last 10k been my quickest! The race was made even more special by running it with my dad (until he pipped me to the line, beating me by 10seconds.) Overall an amazing course and an amazing day!



Andrew Hardman
03:24:28

In short:
A four minute PB and quite a lot of suffering.

In full:
Running in memory of my Dad (a keen marathoner) I was hoping he might power me to a 3:15 but man flu in the last three weeks scuppered that plan. Definitely thought the wheels were coming off at 18 and then again at 21 but finally got on my Yuki suit, surviving the quite rude hill at 25 miles to clock a PB by four minutes. Pleasant enough jaunt through rural Cheshire if you don’t like your races too noisy.



Giacomo Squintani
02:58:05

In short:
54” PB. Even without wearing a tutu.

In full:
Ran a 36-hr race 7 weeks ago, so low on nippy miles. But figured I’d give sub-3 a shot after Spring failings... ...set off behind 3hr pacers, overtook them, didn’t check watch till mile 20... ...54” PB on a course I love but isn’t the easiest. p.s.: I’m a friend of Mike Wells’. But I didn’t wear a tutu this year. He did. Obvs.



Gillian Wallis
03:56:12

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Nick Malpeli
02:43:16

In short:
Managed to take a minute off my personal best in just about perfect conditions. Not too shabby a time at 52 so very happy. The Chester Marathon was a great event, as always.

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Dave Lancelott
03:30:28

In short:
In only my second marathon I missed my target of 3:30 by 28 seconds, but despite that I'd give this marathon a 10/10 Great support and great organisation but give myself a 9/10 must try harder

In full:



Russell Bentley
02:27:48

In short:
Late entry after Berlin balls-up, ran national road relays day before, rocked up with no targets other than enjoy it, and don't get any tummy trouble. Succeeded!

In full:
Clashed with Kenyan mile 5, he had to drop out, I got bruise on foot. Tried to run it off for the next 18 miles until it forced me to stop. Had a little rest and limped home last 4 miles, very proud to get 2nd place and SB



Christopher Dix
02:56:51

In short:
First sub 3. Royal flush negative split every 10k. Got London GFA after running 3:03 at Birmingham last year only for them to change the qualifying time. They laid down the gauntlet and I smashed it!

In full:



Andrew Vickerman
03:19:47

In short:
Great race that all seemed downhill or flat.

In full:
Finally beat my PB from 2014 by a whopping 16 minutes



Paul Coughlan
02.56.50

In short:
Paul Coughlan Mv50

In full:
First sub 3 at age of 50 and a good 12minutes off old Pb


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