Paddock Wood Half Marathon – Sunday 12th March 2023

Sunday 12th March 2023 saw the return of the Paddock Wood Half Marathon – a regular date in the diary for runners and the perfect event for any runners training for spring marathons. Fortunately, despite recent inclement conditions, the weather held out for the duration of the race. 

Eleven athletes from Medway & Maidstone AC took part – from the men’s team, Ben Tyler was placed 11th overall in 01:10:14, followed by Daniel St Martin in 01:14:53 (59th), Jonathan Whittall in 01:16:30 (72nd), Neill Wright who achieved a PB of 01:19:04 (110th), Jacques Smit in 01:21:49 (149th), Stephen McGlynn in 01:24:08 (188th), Joshua Nice in 01:29:46 (311th) and Max Terry in 01:44:07 (640th). For the ladies, Chloe Hammond beat her own PB and club record, finishing in 01:32:18 (360th) followed by two ladies who both got PBs; Vanessa Vander who ran 01:43:23 (608th) and Hayler Palmer with 01:50:53 (824th), standing them in good stead for their debuts at the London Marathon on April 23rd .