Pacers

Pacers

Rob Jones

Hi, I'm Rob your sub 45 minute pacer. I have been running for about 3 years and started off closer to 1hr for a 10km but in that time have run a 38:37 in London (2015), 18:28 for 5km, 1:30:47 for a half marathon and my 1st london marathon in 2015, achieved a time of 3:21:45.

Nick Wealleans

I only took up running in 2012 when overweight and struggling to chase my 2 year old around, a throw away comment to the Mother in Law 'I could do that' whilst watching her do the York 10km was grasped upon by my wife and the gauntlet was set. I struggled to find motivation to run without a football to chase but stumbled across the quite wonderful parkrun scene and never looked back. I've now done things I swore I would never do, joined a running club, ran numerous races over very varied terrain and distance, parkrun toured all over the country and more importantly now actually enjoy running. I won't win a race anytime soon but I have my own targets to hit and in the meantime if I can help someone hit their's, happy days!

Simon Polkey

“Striving to meet mid 40’s lifestyle changes following stomach surgery in 2013, I have spent the last three years losing 4 stone and finding fitness fun again.  With two marathons, four half marathons and two 10k’s behind me I’m looking forward to another busy season ahead.  Fundraising for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal Team continues, ready to take on pb's at the Yorkshire Half, Edinburgh Half, Leeds Half and Yorkshire Marathon 2016.

Proud to have been chosen to pace the sub 55m at Burnley, Lincoln and York 10k's- it gives me the opportunity to potentially help and motivate others to achieve their own goals, whether they be personal achievement or fundraising challenges.

As a novice pacer and also a newly qualified fitness instructor,  I’m hoping these experiences will assist the transition from my current role as a Police Officer to one of Personal Trainer / Pilates Instructor before I get too old!”

Alan Brown

Hi my name is Al.  I used to be a keen runner and last year rekindled my love of the sport whilst training for my first ultra-marathon 50km on 27 Mar 16.  This year I have set new (veteran) PBs in 10km and 10mile races and I run a steady even pace so will look forward to pacing you towards your personal goals.  Happy training and I look forward to seeing you on the day.

My Journey...
Ian Warvill

Ian challenged himself to complete the Asda Foundation Hull 10K in 2013 after he was diagnosed with cancer. Ian, 48, had to have one of his legs amputated after doctors discovered a tumour in his ankle. But he has defied his illness and come back fighting! Ian chose to raise funds for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal after being inspired by Jane’s story. Ian was given a carbon foot which has allowed him to do most things – running, however, has still been difficult. He set himself the target of finishing the race – and he achieved just that! Ian said: “I decided to raise money for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal because she was such an inspirational figure and I couldn’t think of a better cause.”