The Essar Chester Half Marathon is one of the standout events on city's sporting calendar.

Now in its 35th year, the 13.1-mile test of endurance will see thousands of athletes pound Chester's streets, cheered on by hundreds of spectators.

Reporter David Holmes will be reporting live from the event while fellow Chronicle journalist Mike Fuller is actually taking part in the half marathon.

Signing off

The 2016 Chester Half Marathon has come to an end and the runners and their friends and families are off to enjoy what will hopefully be a relaxing afternoon in the sun at the end of a hugely successful event. Our congratulations to Mark and Julie, the first man and woman home in the race, and also to brother and sister Arran and Lorna Hulse for their success in the fun run. And a further word of additional praise for our own Mike Fuller! Thank you for following our live updates throughout the morning. We will have a full report with a gallery of pictures from the event on our website later this afternoon. And don’t forget we would love to include some of your pictures from the half marathon. You can tweet @ChesterChron or email cheshire.news@trinitymirror,com.

The winning duo

So proud of Mike

Congratulations to Mike Fuller from everyone at The Chronicle.

Message from Louise

Congratulations Alex

A runner's view

Well done St Oswald's

Mike's impressive time

Message from everyone else at The Chronicle: We are not worthy!

Great look

Running up that hill

Well done Poppy!

Worthy cause

Rhiannon Louise Murphy on our Facebook page said: “My husband is doing it in full Army kit carrying 44lb. All monies donated will be going to the Mercian Benevolent charity. Please donate xx”

Not far to go now Mike!

Saughall support

Julie's winning ways

First woman home

Truly the elite

Live from finish line

End in sight

And the winner is...

Louise at finish line

Personal stories

Read some of the personal stories about why people are running the Chester Half Marathon HERE.

Mike's halfway there!

The finish line

Doing it in style

Winners of the fun run

Chronicle's Mike doing well

Fun run under way

Mike on the road

Family matters