MBNA Chester Marathon

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15/07/2010 at 19:25
A new course and a new date. October 9th 2011 so plenty of time to prepare. Pre-registration is already open but may well be worth getting in early.
JPenno    pirate
15/07/2010 at 19:30
23/07/2010 at 14:29
This course seems better than this years which was a little tedious on the return leg (overall a great event though) ,it`s a pity the new date clashes with the impending Mersey Marathon which is scheduled the week before.
Edited: 23/07/2010 at 14:29
cougie    pirate
23/07/2010 at 17:31
The date clash is a bit of a pain - ultimately its not gonna help either event. I wonder if the Liverpool one could be moved ?
23/07/2010 at 19:14
loved this years course but to run though chester centre will be great
24/07/2010 at 08:12
It`s highly unlikely Liverpool will change the date seeing that the council have finally agreed to the event, that  was an achievement in itself, it`s such a pity that we will have two races and have to choose which to enter the outcome is that both races will suffer number loss.
cougie    pirate
24/07/2010 at 09:23
Seems a bit silly to stick to a date that's so close to another major marathon though ? If they don't budge will they then blame any possible lack of entries on the organiser ? (And not themselves for moving the race)
24/07/2010 at 09:27

The Liverpool date(October 2nd) has been selected by Liverpool City Council on the basis that there are no Premiership games over that weekend. It is a European qualification weekend. I understand there was contact betweem Liverpool and Chester authorities about the clash of  dates - so it seems marathon devotees now have a straight choice, either Liverpool or Chester.

Typical, you wait 20 years for a decent marathon and two come along at once!

Alan Rothwell

''runliverpool' initiative

24/07/2010 at 13:14
Couldn`t agree more.
24/07/2010 at 18:33
new Flyde coast marathon in Feb running from St Annes to Fleetwood a marathon in st Annes again great news
04/09/2010 at 16:49
AlanRothwell wrote (see)

The Liverpool date(October 2nd) has been selected by Liverpool City Council on the basis that there are no Premiership games over that weekend. It is a European qualification weekend. I understand there was contact betweem Liverpool and Chester authorities about the clash of  dates - so it seems marathon devotees now have a straight choice, either Liverpool or Chester.

Typical, you wait 20 years for a decent marathon and two come along at once!

Alan Rothwell

''runliverpool' initiative

Alternatively, you could choose to shuffle around both, not look for a great time, but enjoy the scenery.

Or is that just nuts ?

04/09/2010 at 17:05
may be going to OZ next year to stay with my cousan and hope to do the gold coast marathon
24/09/2010 at 15:25
According to the LCC news release the liverpool race is now on the 9th Oct 2011 as well.
24/09/2010 at 17:38

I fancy this as my first marathon.

How late do you think I will be able to enter? I could do with waiting until the football fixture list is announced in June next year to see which match is on that weekend to see if I could do it

City comes before running.

24/09/2010 at 19:10
it will be a different course to the one we did this year but there is good support and well worth doing it I am looking at Devon Mararthon as I am on holiday down there week before for Torbay half
24/09/2010 at 21:01
I've pre-registered
01/10/2010 at 09:45

Well after the disapointment of London (again) I think I'm going to enter this, it'll give me a good deal of time to prepare for it! Its nice to see a pure marathon as well (rather than a half and full) as I find the combo gives a very lonely second half of the race. And living locally seals the deal!

Not sure I trust the Liverpool event to come off to be honest, too many unknown quantities, so I'll be doing this

R

06/10/2010 at 22:31
As A Chester lad I think I better get training for this.  A year to get from 3 miles to 26 miles.
07/10/2010 at 21:09

Well done spen71 on chosing the Chester!

I'm similar to you. Presently running 4 x a week, (3m, 3m, 2m, 6m) - so we've a lot to do but it can / will be done

Edited: 07/10/2010 at 21:11
MS7
08/10/2010 at 17:07

Ive done three half marathons now, and have enjoyed the challenge, but am now looking for something bigger.  I have pre-registered for this, but was wondering.... 

Once you have a couple of marathons under your belt do you start looking at Ultras?

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