Pacers

Pacers

terry midgley

Hi my name is Terry and I run for St Theresas athletic club. I have been running for nearly 5 years now, one of my achievements is, I am a current world record holder. (Marathon lifeguard). I also paced York 10k last year. So I hope I can help you to a new Pb.  Cya soon.  

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!

Nick - Sub-55min pacer for Leeds

 

Hi - My name is Nick and I run for York Knavesmire Harriers and also like helping out at York parkrun where I have also been pacer from time to time. I have run all sorts of distances on and off road from 5K to Ultra marathon 

I run for fun, to keep fit, to try and prove to myself I can still get faster as I get older, to de-stress but mainly because I have met so many lovely people through running - most especially through the parkrun community. 

I know how many times I have been helped to a new PB by a race pacer so I'm really looking forward to pacing in Leeds and hope I can help someone to achieve their aim

Looking forward to meeting you on July 10th

 Sam

Runner of all distances and terrains. Big race of 2016 is the Las Vegas Marathon in November. It'll also be my 5th year taking part in the Leeds Half marathon. Paced 60 minutes at the Leeds, Hull and York 10Ks in 2015 and loved it so much that I'll be returning for 2016! The feeling of pacing other runners to a PB is actually a better feeling than achieving a PB yourself. 

Mark Doyle

I have been running on and off for around 10 years now, until recently this was just once or twice around the block when the sun was shining to shake off a hangover.

Just over a year ago I joined my first running club, Farsley Flyers, which has helped me to discover the fantastic benefits of running with others. The fun, social and motivational aspect of running with a group has brought out the best of my running and taken it the the next level.

To be a pacer in the Leeds 10k will be an honour and one of the highlights of my running adventure so far, hope to see you there.

 

Hi, my name is Claire and enjoy all things running related. I can often be found pushing my two children around one of the local Parkruns. As a Personal Trainer and member of two running clubs (Valley Striders and Leeds Frontrunners) I will be supporting you all the way to your sub 1hr15 finish. Are you ready?!

 

 

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