Chester Imperial & Metric Marathon Result

Race Date: Sunday 4th October 2015

A great turnout from the Striders ensured that the club secured a pitch in club corner, based right on the finish line. We were treated to free nutrition packs, water, lucozade and a pitch to put up the club’s flag and tentzebo. Initial thoughts were what was the point of putting the tent up as we would be away from it for most of the morning. However, looking at the number of Striders sprawled out in it at the end, it was a wise decision to erect the tent. Thanks to Ed, Emma and Ashleigh for putting the tent up after the imperial marathon runners had set off.

It was a stunning day in Chester once the initial cloud had been burned off – some might say slightly too hot towards the end and those numerous drinks stations were being well used. The race itself ran through Chester into the countryside. The imperial marathon took a seven mile loop into Wales whereas the metric stayed wholly in England. The two separate marathons, started an hour apart merged together with about 7 miles to go, and finished with a run back through Chester to the finish line at the racecourse. That final mile onto the racecourse seemed interminably long.

The imperial marathon saw 2291 finishers and was won by David Rigby of Preston Harriers in 2.24.47. First woman was Samantha Amend of Belgrave Harriers in 2.49.07.

The metric marathon saw 904 finishers and was won by Matt Adcock of McCarkiss Endurance Project in 1.30.38. First woman was Es Burford (unattached) in 1.49.01.

Striders Results

Imperial Marathon

Pos Name Cat Time
15 David Palmer MV40 2.41.37
198 Nick Portus MSen 3.13.06
282 John Ashforth MSen 3.21.11
286 Steve Clarke MSen 3.21.15
470 Nick Burns MV45 3.30.20
600 Martyn Goldsack MSen 3.38.00
649 Phil Mason MV50 3.40.34
653 John Rawlinson MV45 3.40.49
737 Ania Gruszczynska FV35 3.44.34
940 Helen Calder FV40 3.54.53
1206 Amy Duck FSen 4.07.05

Metric Marathon

Pos Name Cat Time
44 Ed Startup MSen 1.52.06
493 Lindsey Crowson FV40 2.36.23
503 Becky Chapman FV35 2.37.50
532 Nancy Stuart FV35 2.39.39

Official Results: Chester Imperial Marathon Results & Chester Metric Marathon Results


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