Chester Marathon 2010

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27/11/2009 at 14:16

Seen on another thread that there is to be a Chester marathon May 31st next year does anyone have any more info`for this forth coming event?

27/11/2009 at 14:53
I will pass on more information on Monday when I have measured the course and met the race organiser. Basically from Chester Rugby Club via Guilden Sutton along the Cheshire Greenway to Hawarden Bridge and back. (Cheshire Greenway = cycleway = good tarmac track on old railway)
27/11/2009 at 14:55
is there an 1/2 mara with it?
27/11/2009 at 18:39
that's a regular route for me Eric, i run out that way and back along the river.  Do you not think its a bit close to the half on the 16th?
27/11/2009 at 19:06
Hmm a Chester Marathon, sounds promising, would definately like to hear more about this.
27/11/2009 at 19:15
this is sounding great   I love chester    and  hope to do it     it would be great
28/11/2009 at 10:17

eric 2

Look forward to more info Monday, this looks like a good alternative to Mersey Marathon which we won`t have next year.

28/11/2009 at 16:58
well you won't see anything of Chester on that course, it's not unpleasant but it's pretty boring.  The path's only about 8-10 feet wide too, even today on a wet blustery saturday it was quite busy, I expect there will be plenty of bike clubs out on a bank holiday.  If it's out & back, you've got runners going in two directions, plus the cyclists (it is a national cycle route) plus all the dog walkers and families out with their toddlers, it will be packed.
30/11/2009 at 18:16

Measured the course this morning - really nice course on the Cheshire Greenway with 2 miles at the start plus 2 miles at the finish on closed roads - the race organiser says he will start publicising the race on Runners World in the next few days. With the Mersey Marathon not taking place in 2010 I imagine this will be a very successful event.

(Mr Puffy - the Greenway seemed pretty quiet today!! - and I din't find it boring at all - seems a great venue for your training runs)

LIVERBIRD    pirate
30/11/2009 at 18:39
Sounds quite good....
30/11/2009 at 18:40

Yes very promising, looks like this is going to be my first marathon.. woohoo.

30/11/2009 at 19:07
Count me in I reckon!!
30/11/2009 at 19:35

eirc 2

count me in   any travel inns/lodges in chester

30/11/2009 at 20:25

There's bloody loads of very nice BnB's mate, a Travel inn, Premier Inn etc....

I'd wait for confirmation of the date then get in quick as its bound to get busy!!

30/11/2009 at 20:52

paul

thanks

also may be doing Bradford in october    but got a warm up race   near Bradford in march  with spenborough ac  called the spen 20 mile

30/11/2009 at 21:32

Perhaps I am a little jaded Eric, I've done a lot of miles down there!  There's a really nice B&B in a place called Mickle Trafford called The Manor, a couple of miles from the Rugby club.  There's a place called the Twirl of Hay dunno if it's a premier inn or a travelodge, but it's that type of place, that's about a mile from the club.  There's a new travelodge in Chester City centre, and a nice Holiday inn by the racecourse.

Who is organising the race Eric?

30/11/2009 at 22:53

 eric2

At last some good news concerning a marathon which is to be held not to far from home.    

Chester half & full marathon within the space of two weeks, i`m sure local businesses will be very happy with the extra trade us runners will bring them. (Maybe LCC can learn from this?).

01/12/2009 at 11:39

Will the course be flat, undulating or hilly?

01/12/2009 at 11:55

If it is as decribed by Eric it is very flat, depends on where the turn is, there may be a footbridge.

02/12/2009 at 23:31
Hymmm, has 1st april moved to 31st may in 2010?
Edited: 02/12/2009 at 23:32
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