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Keep on running ….

The Rock n Roll Liverpool Marathon and Half Marathon is now less than 3 weeks away but if you want to keep on running then why not sign-up to more races at the Runfit Expo.

English Half Marathon

In its 9th year, the English Half Marathon continues to get better and better. Taking place on Sunday 17th September 2017 in Warrington, Cheshire the half marathon will once again take place with the 10km, and finishes at the spectacular Golden Gates in Warrington town centre.

A magnet for club runners, Warrington is situated a convenient 30 minute drive from both Manchester and Liverpool.

The Half Marathon and 10k starts on Winmarleigh Street with the Town Hall and Golden Gates as a backdrop. The route travels over Bridge Foot before the Half Marathon takes in aspects of the previous route in South Warrington. The route then heads back into the town centre, taking in landmarks such as The Halliwell Jones Stadium, The Guardians (or skittles) at Market Gate, The River of Life on Bridge Street and The Cultural Quarter, before heading back up Winmarleigh Street and finishing through the Golden Gates at the Town Hall.

Every Half Marathon and 10k runner will receive a medal, t-shirt and goodies at the finish line. Runners and spectators will also have access to a special event village with a food festival, live music and so much more!

This event is owned and organised by Contest Sports Events Ltd, a Warrington based sporting events company operating in the UK and Ireland.

Get fit, have fun, hit your targets, earn some serious bling and achieve something awesome with English Half Marathon in 2017!

Featured image: English Half Marathon 2016

Chester Marathon

The multi-award winning and UK’s only international marathon from the historic Roman/Medieval international destination City of Chester takes place on Sunday 8th October 2017.

As runners themselves, the organisers behind the Chester Marathons are passionate about delivering ‘the perfect race’ – a premier race which caters for the needs of runners of all abilities and speeds, combined with friendliness and that personal touch.

The fast and largely flat spectacular city and rural race route combined with enthusiastic support and regular drinks/nutrition stations helped a record 70% of runners achieve personal best times.

Once you sign up, you can take part in free monthly paced training runs, seminars and on race-day their team of race day pace runners will pace you to help you achieve your goals and enjoy the race day experience.

Race Route

Runners leave the racecourse and head into the City centre passing the Town Hall, Cathedral, split level Middle Ages “Rows”, Eastgate Clock, Amphitheatre and through the Roman Walls before heading out of the City across the Old Dee Bridge.

The route then leaves Chester past the Duke of Westminster’s estate, through Pulford, before crossing the border into Wales and the villages of Lavister and Rossett.

Keeping to the rural lanes runners complete a small loop before entering the historic village of Holt. Then crossing the ancient Roman bridge at Farndon to return to England and the home stretch running through Churton, Aldford and Huntington.

On re-entering the City, runners pass the River Dee along the Groves and Castle Drive before a triumphant finish at the racecourse!

The route is largely flat with some short hills or gradual climbs which are predominantly in the second half of the course.

Chester Metric Marathon 26.2km

The MBNA Chester Metric Marathon is now a popular fixture in the race calendar, giving you the only opportunity in the UK to run over this distance and also takes places on Sunday 8th October 2017. This is a 26.2km (16.3mile) race which is the ideal stepping stone from a half marathon to a full marathon.

Race Route

The route is on closed roads and you will run past all Chester’s iconic landmarks (Roman Walls, Cathedral, Medieval Rows, Eastgate Clock, Amphitheatre) before heading out to the stunning Cheshire countryside and villages. After joining the marathon runners at Aldford you begin the return journey, coming into Chester alongside the River Dee for a unforgettable finish at the Racecourse. The support in the villages and communities along the course is one of the many highlights of the race.

RunFit Expo

Whatever your plans are for after the Rock n Roll Races, make sure you speak to both race organisers above at the RunFit Expo Friday 26 May and Saturday 27 May who will be exhibiting over the 2 days, along with other companies specialising in running and fitness from retail to advice.  The Expo is FREE and open to everyone – even if you are not taking part in the races that weekend!  Click HERE for a full list of exhibitors and Expo info.

And if you want to take part in any of the Rock n Roll Liverpool Race Series Weekend Races then just sign up HERE … there is still time!