Pacers

Terry Midgley - Sub-40mins

terry midgley

 

Hi my name is Terry and I run for St Theresa’s Athletic Club. I have been running for nearly 6 years now, I have done many pacing jobs for run for all, so you should be in safe hands. Come over and say 'hi', and I hope to help you to a new Pb. Cya on the day.

 

 

 Andrew Ellis - Sub- 45mins 

I'm Andrew from St Theresa's Athletic Club. I started running 4 years ago after my neighbour (and fellow pacer today) Nick Wealleans dragged me round the streets of Rothwell. I've now completed more than 120 parkruns, and progressed onto 10ks, 10 milers and most recently a half marathon. I've done plenty of pacing at parkruns and other races around Yorkshire. I am really looking forward to helping as many people as possible to meet their target of under 45 minutes at the York 10k. See you on race day!

 

Nick Wealleans - Sub-50mins

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!

 

Paul Reeve - Sub-55mins

 

I'm Paul from Sheffield, city of the hills, and I've been running for a number of years with my local club Steel City Striders. I got into running after retiring from football and haven't looked back. It's a pleasure to be asked to be your 55 minute pacer.

 

Sam Newnham - Sub-1hr

Sam

I'm Sam and I absolutely love running. From the roads of Leeds, to the moors of Ilkley, to the hot deserts of the USA... you name it, and I've had a crack at running it! This is my third year of pacing the Run For All events, and I promise if you join my sub 60 group, we'll be having lots of fun with some PB's at the end. See you there!

 

Clare Moffatt - Sub-1hr 5mins

 

I started running regularly in 2004 and entered my first 10k that year in Manchester. Running was perfect for me as I could do it whenever I wanted and it was a great way to exercise. I loved the buzz of taking part in a race as well. I ran my first half marathon in 2005 and then my first marathon in Edinburgh in 2008. I also ran through pregnancy with my daughter (who is 8 in March) and it helped me keep me upbeat in those first new baby months.

 What I love most about running is the friendships made through being part of the running community. I am a member of York Knavesmire Harriers and do run quite a lot of races with the club and every Saturday I am a parkrun regular in York which has done so much to enforce the fun and social benefits of running.  Although it is always satisfying to get a new PB myself, I am just as pleased to see a fellow runner reach their target and this is why I love pacing. I paced the Run For All Hull and York events in 2016 and really enjoyed seeing so many runners achieve their goals. I am really looking forward to being part of the pacing team again this year. 

 

Shaun Loftus - Sub-1hr 10mins

 

 Hi I’m Shaun. I'm a member of St. Theresa's athletics club in Leeds. I have dipped in and out of running for most of my adult life and have run most distances including a couple of marathons. I discovered a love for Parkrun and in particular pacing these last few years. If you fancy aiming for a pb and leaving the pressure of pacing to me see you there!  

 

Phil Lang - Sub-1hr 15mins

 

I’m Phil, I live in Garforth and I am a Rothwell Harrier.  I started running in 2012 and after a few tough weeks (wondering how and why people did this sort of thing) I started to enjoy myself a bit.  I signed up for the 2012 Royal Parks Half Marathon in London to raise money for the National Autistic society and have taken part in loads of events since then: lots of 10ks, a couple of 10 milers, a few half marathons and the Yorkshire Marathon in 2015!  I’ve done lots of the Run for All events and York 10k is one of my favourites so I am thrilled to be the 75-minute pacer in 2017.

 

My Journey...
Roxana Freeman

Roxana  lined up for the Asda Foundation York 10k 2013 to mark the 10th anniversary of the founding of Hull and York Medical School, where she works as a PA. Her efforts also raised money for the five hospices in the area covered by the medical school. Roxana also took part in last year’s Leeds 10K. She said: “I really enjoyed the runs and they helped to keep me fit.”