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Cheshire Half Marathon is fast approaching

New route on closed roads at Cheshire Half Marathon

Cheshire Half Marathon has been moved back seven days to a new date of 20 September (Sunday), one of several changes to this race that promises a PB. There is now a greater chance of achieving a fast time as this year’s race is held on a new, closed road course that will bolster its reputation as one of the quickest half marathons in the North West. 

Organisers RunThrough have taken all the necessary steps to ensure this is a Covid-secure event that is safe to enter. Their measures include start waves based upon runners estimated finishing times, clear signage, volunteers in PPE and multiple hygiene stations. These and other changes proved very successful at Tatton 10K last month and were praised by everyone who took part.

Apart from these changes, the race will still start and finish at Capesthorne Hall, an 18th Century stately home with stunning gardens that forms an impressive backdrop. Beginning at 9am, the waves of runners will stream away on flat, rural roads in Cheshire, through Withington Green and Lower Withington and passing Jodrell Bank as they continue along this attractive course before heading back towards Siddington and a sprint finish outside Capesthorne Hall. For many people it will be a good opportunity to test themselves over the distance as they put their lockdown training to good use and bag a PB as a result. 

There is free parking at the venue and free official race photos. The event is chip timed. Every finisher collects their bespoke themed medal and water as they pass through the finish and leaves the event village as soon as possible to avoid congestion. 

More information about the safety measures and to enter can be found at the Cheshire Half Marathon website. 

Image courtesy of RunThrough

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