For the first time in several years, all spring marathons were back in their traditional slots and athletes from Medway & Maidstone took part in three of them.
On April 2nd, Sean Barwick ran Brighton Marathon (his third marathon), finishing in a time of 3:26:58. April 16th was Manchester Marathon where two of our athletes ran. Normally a track athlete, William Blake completed his debut marathon in 3:46:58 and Bob Fursey (MV60) finished in 4:20:41. Through a combination of ballot places, good for age places, charity places, club champs and a club place, M&M saw eight athletes take part in the London Marathon on 23rd April. For the men, first home and with a PB, was Ben Tyler in 2:28:38 followed by Steve McGlynn, also with a PB of 2:55:25. Neill Wright achieved a PB to get him his first sub-3-hour marathon in 2:56:57 followed by Martin Taylor in 3:06:11 and, in his debut marathon, Max Terry finished in 4:11:35. For the ladies, Emily Hale made her debut with an impressive 3:13:43. Another debut was by Vanessa Vander who finished in 3:47:08, followed by Hayley Palmer who achieved a PB of 3:57:56. Congratulations to all of them!