51 Fastest UK Marathons

Marathon Rankings Last updated: May 2018
How we calculate the ratings


1

Greater Manchester Marathon

Greater Manchester Marathon elevation

Rating: 92.4

Next race: April 2019
Expected # of Sub-3: 405 | Sub-2:45: 71 | Sub-2:30: 9
Expected winning time (overall): 2:22:10

Race Records: 2:11:54 | 2:37:03


2

London Marathon

London Marathon elevation

Rating: 87.9

Next race: April 2019
Expected # of Sub-3: 2018 | Sub-2:45: 546 | Sub-2:30: 85
Expected winning time (overall): 2:04:32

Race Records: 2:03:05 | 2:15:25


3

Abingdon Marathon

Abingdon Marathon elevation

Rating: 85.3

Next race: October 2018
Expected # of Sub-3: 82 | Sub-2:45: 11 | Sub-2:30: 0
Expected winning time (overall): 2:30:18

Race Records: 2:19:07 | 2:45:38


4

Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon elevation

Rating: 84.5

Next race: October 2018
Expected # of Sub-3: 90 | Sub-2:45: 19 | Sub-2:30: 3
Expected winning time (overall): 2:19:38

Race Records: 2:13:31 | 2:40:10


5

Brighton Marathon

Brighton Marathon elevation

Rating: 77.7

Next race: April 2019
Expected # of Sub-3: 106 | Sub-2:45: 17 | Sub-2:30: 4
Expected winning time (overall): 2:20:02

Race Records: 2:09:25 | 2:28:50


6

MBNA Chester Marathon

MBNA Chester Marathon elevation

Rating: 74.2

Next race: October 2018
Expected # of Sub-3: 107 | Sub-2:45: 27 | Sub-2:30: 6
Expected winning time (overall): 2:25:01

Race Records: 2:21:25 | 2:40:42


7

Blackpool Marathon

Blackpool Marathon elevation

Rating: 72.9

Next race: April 2019
Expected # of Sub-3: 10 | Sub-2:45: 1 | Sub-2:30: 0
Expected winning time (overall): 2:42:16

Race Records: 2:26:50 | 2:48:19


8

Edinburgh Marathon Fesitval Marathon

Edinburgh Marathon Fesitval Marathon elevation

Rating: 72.7

Next race: May 2018
Expected # of Sub-3: 108 | Sub-2:45: 24 | Sub-2:30: 5
Expected winning time (overall): 2:18:55

Race Records: 2:15:26 | 2:33:36


9

Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon elevation

Rating: 71.7

Next race: April 2019
Expected # of Sub-3: 13 | Sub-2:45: 3 | Sub-2:30: 0
Expected winning time (overall): 2:35:32

Race Records: 2:29:35 | 2:50:41


10

Chelmsford Marathon

Chelmsford Marathon elevation

Rating: 67.5

Next race: October 2018
Expected # of Sub-3: 20 | Sub-2:45: 3 | Sub-2:30: 0
Expected winning time (overall): 2:34:27

Race Records: 2:31:33 | 2:56:39




11  Nottingham Christmas Marathon – 67.2
Next race: December
Expected winning time: 2:44:11 and 10 sub-3 hour finishers


12  Rotary Shakespeare Marathon – 66.3
Next race: May
Expected winning time: 2:41:10 and 13 sub-3 hour finishers


13  Stirling Scottish Marathon – 65.4
Next race: May
Expected winning time: 2:25:01 and 67 sub-3 hour finishers


14  Hull Marathon – 64.7
Next race: September
Expected winning time: 2:35:18 and 20 sub-3 hour finishers


15  Rock n Roll Liverpool Marathon – 63.1
Next race: May
Expected winning time: 2:30:12 and 37 sub-3 hour finishers


16  Bournemouth Marathon Festival Marathon – 62.3
Next race: October
Expected winning time: 2:22:00 and 26 sub-3 hour finishers


17  ABP Southampton Marathon – 60.5
Next race: April
Expected winning time: 2:51:02 and 10 sub-3 hour finishers


18  Lancaster Marathon – 60.4
Next race: September
Expected winning time: 2:53:24 and 4 sub-3 hour finishers


19  Leicester Marathon – 59.3
Next race: October
Expected winning time: 2:36:33 and 17 sub-3 hour finishers


20  Milton Keynes Marathon – 59.2
Next race: May
Expected winning time: 2:36:17 and 32 sub-3 hour finishers




21  North Dorset Village Marathon – 57.3
Next race: April
Expected winning time: 2:45:22 and 6 sub-3 hour finishers


22  Yeovil Marathon – 57.3
Next race: June
Expected winning time: 2:43:49 and 9 sub-3 hour finishers


23  Exeter Marathon – 57.1
Next race: May
Expected winning time: 2:47:43 and 4 sub-3 hour finishers


24  Great Welsh Marathon – 56.9
Next race: April
Expected winning time: 2:45:21 and 7 sub-3 hour finishers


25  Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon – 55.3
Next race: May
Expected winning time: 2:17:46 and 52 sub-3 hour finishers


26  Dartford Midnight Marathon – 52.5
Next race: June
Expected winning time: 2:53:52 and 1 sub-3 hour finishers


27  Gloucester Winter Marathon – 51.7
Next race: January
Expected winning time: 2:45:20 and 7 sub-3 hour finishers


28  BHF Gloucester City Marathon – 51.7
Next race: August
Expected winning time: 2:36:53 and 12 sub-3 hour finishers


29  Taunton Marathon – 50.4
Next race: April
Expected winning time: 2:40:50 and 9 sub-3 hour finishers


30  Walled City Marathon – 49.5
Next race: June
Expected winning time: 2:23:56 and 23 sub-3 hour finishers




31  Wrexham Marathon Festival Marathon – 46.8
Next race: March
Expected winning time: 2:35:01 and 9 sub-3 hour finishers


32  IOM Marathon – 43.4
Next race: August
Expected winning time: 2:42:59 and 5 sub-3 hour finishers


33  Run Scotland Loch Rannoch Marathon – 43.3
Next race: October
Expected winning time: 2:43:39 and 7 sub-3 hour finishers


34  Dorchester Marathon – 43.3
Next race: May
Expected winning time: 2:53:00 and 5 sub-3 hour finishers


35  Wolverhampton Marathon – 43.1
Next race: September
Expected winning time: 2:50:29 and 7 sub-3 hour finishers


36  Boddington Marathon – 42.7
Next race: May
Expected winning time: 2:57:51 and 1 sub-3 hour finishers


37  Halstead & Essex Marathon – 42.7
Next race: May
Expected winning time: 2:40:33 and 10 sub-3 hour finishers


38  Worcester Marathon – 42.7
Next race: May
Expected winning time: 2:41:42 and 5 sub-3 hour finishers


39  Kent Coastal Marathon – 42
Next race: September
Expected winning time: 2:47:35 and 4 sub-3 hour finishers


40  Kent Spring Marathon – 40.7
Next race: April
Expected winning time: 2:57:31 and 3 sub-3 hour finishers




41  Highland Perthshire Marathon – 40.6
Next race: September
Expected winning time: 2:53:55 and 2 sub-3 hour finishers


42  Run Northumberland Castles Marathon – 39.6
Next race: October
Expected winning time: 2:48:53 and 2 sub-3 hour finishers


43  Cornish Marathon – 36.7
Next race: November
Expected winning time: 2:48:00 and 5 sub-3 hour finishers


44  Strathearn Marathon – 34.9
Next race: June
Expected winning time: 2:49:52 and 4 sub-3 hour finishers


45  Isle of Wight Marathon – 34
Next race: October
Expected winning time: 2:46:25 and 5 sub-3 hour finishers


46  Windermere Marathon – 30.8
Next race: May
Expected winning time: 2:41:43 and 9 sub-3 hour finishers


47  Dartmoor Vale Marathon – 25.3
Next race: October
Expected winning time: 2:45:09 and 2 sub-3 hour finishers


48  St Magnus Marathon – 23
Next race: July
Expected winning time: 2:57:07 and 1 sub-3 hour finishers


49  Snowdonia Marathon – 19.6
Next race: October
Expected winning time: 2:35:13 and 23 sub-3 hour finishers


50  Maidstone Marathon – 10.8
Next race: October
Expected winning time: 2:57:02 and 1 sub-3 hour finishers


51  Twilight Marathon – 10.5
Next race: July
Expected winning time: 3:26:26 and 0 sub-3 hour finishers



Our ratings take into account a combination of PB potential and course elevation. The PB potential is calculated by taking the percentage of identified runners who have achieved a PB when completing that particular race over the last three runnings of the event.
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