Organisers of the Chester Half Marathon have set a series of training runs to ensure competitors stay on track for the race. The series of runs began last Sunday (12 January), and will continue until Sunday 11 May, one week before the event.
Now under the direction of Active Leisure Events, the race has taken place over a new course which starts at the Roodee racecourse and finishes outside the Town Hall and Cathedral, in the heart of the city. Last year's event attracted a field of almost 5000 runners, with Mohammad Aburezeq taking first place in a time of 1:08:07.
After the initial session, further training runs will take place on Sunday 9 February (which will include a half marathon seminar), Sunday 16 March, Sunday 27 April and Sunday 11 May (which involves a One Week to Go seminar). All of the runs are free, informal, and with an out-and-back route, you can choose to do any distance that suits.
Race organiser Chris Hulse commented: "With less than 20 weeks to race day on Sunday 18 May now is the time to start training. This is the opportunity to experience being part of the largest field in the 32 year history of this classic race which always sells out well in advance."
The training runs meet in the café at Total Fitness, Liverpool Road, Chester. For more information and for registration details about the half marathon, visit the event website.