Paddock Wood Half Marathon

In the final weeks leading up to their Spring marathons, several runners took part in the popular Paddock Wood half marathon a week ago Sunday. In a field of over 2000 runners, Danyel Giles smashed her personal best by 5 minutes as she ran an excellent race in a time of 1:51:55. First runner home for the club was Kevan James who came home in 169th place in a time of 1:29:26, followed by Keith Haynes in 448th place in a time of 1:40:50. Stu Nunn finished in 1:58:52, Jeremy Chambers in 2:21:48 and Will Whittington finished in a time of 2:29:01.

Two members also travelled to France to take part in the Paris Marathon. Rik Holden, completing the first of several marathons he is running in the next month, ran an excellent race to finish in a time of 3:29:12. Anthony Brown wasn’t far behind him, as he came home in 3:44:09.

Always looking to test himself on a tough marathon, Steve Hickman came up against one of the hardest marathon’s around, as he ran the Queen Elizabeth Marathon on the same day. Run on the Queen Elizabeth country park near Petersfield In Hampshire, this off road trail marathon has the runners climb over a 1000 meters in the race overall.  Steve completed the course in a time of 5:14:57.