RUNNING: SHELL UK is fuelling this year's Chester Half Marathon as part of a deal to sponsor all West Cheshire AC's road races this year. The
13.1-miles road race organised by WCAC, assisted by Chester City Council, takes place on Sunday, May 23, and is Chester's biggest sports participation event.
Race director Ian Cook said: 'The race seems to be growing year after year and I'm sure our marriage with Shell UK will raise its profile to an even greater level. Shell's support has allowed us to proceed with greater confidence.'
Shell UK public affairs manager Edward Brady said: 'It's great to be associated with such a popular event, which has an important place on the British running calendar. It has been going strong for 20 years and with our help, it will have an even better future.'
Shell will also back West Cheshire AC's other race promotions during 2004.