Hull Half Marathon

Race Date: 19th April 2020

Meet our Pacers

Sponsored by Arla our team of pacers on the day will be pacing at 5 minute intervals between 1hr 30 minutes and 2 hour 20 minutes. They will be wearing backpack with flags displaying the finish time they are pacing, and will assemble in the correct area according to predicted times. Use them to hit your personal targets and be sure to say thanks once you’ve crossed the line!

Tom Thomas 1hr 30mins - I've been running and racing since I was a kid and I love sharing miles and my passion with other runners. There's nothing more wonderful than achieving your aim; whether that is to finish, PB or just get out and enjoy it. I'm really looking forward to helping some people hopefully smash their goals. Remember, the key is working hard but making sure to smile at least once every mile! 


Wayne Herbert & Matthew Hunton 1hr 35mins 


Leigh Harvey 1hr 40minsI started running because I was getting too old to play footy so my wife suggested we did parkrun and the rest is history. I’ll keep your morale up and help you dig in when it gets tough. An interesting fact about me? You may have seen me in the TV series A Touch of Frost as I did a bit of background acting.

Simon Barber 1hr 40minsI started running in 2012 to improve my health and lose weight, safe to say it was a great decision. I would have to say my first marathon is my biggest running achievement to date as I had just come back from a double ankle fracture at the time of starting training and didn’t think I’d make the start line. Managed to still get the time I was after so has to be high for me.

Tillie Clark 1hr 45mins - I started running to raise vital funds for the Leeds Children’s Hospital, after my cousin Lottie was born prematurely. I think my biggest running achievement to date is being a Rio Olympic Marathon course tester. I’m reliable, on time, honest and I like to keep the runners with me entertained with games and music.


Denise McGeachy 1hr 50mins - The thing I love most about running is that no matter who you are, no matter what your age or ability, every time you put your trainers on you have the opportunity to achieve something, a faster run or a longer distance and the more you do it, the more you can achieve. Being asked to be a pacer is a real honour. I’m delighted that on race day I can do my bit to help competitors achieve their goals – If you see me please say hi.

Paul Atkinson & Andy Warrender - 1hr 55mins


Shaun Loftus 2hr - Hi my name is Shaun I am a member of St Theresas AC running club in Leeds. Pacing is my passion! From parkrun to marathon- I love being a part of helping runners to achieve their individual goals whatever they may be. Looking forward to meeting you, running with you and hopefully enjoying the race

Jo Loftus 2hr - Hi there! I'm looking forward to being your 55 minute pacer. I Hope your training has gone well and you are fired up for a great day. Please come say hello before the start. Together we can do this! Believe in yourself! 

Bekki Wheatley 2hr 5mins - Hi I’m Bekki, don’t judge me on my leggings. I have been known to talk a lot so use that as motivation to pull away from me to a pb! Looking forward to helping you round Lincoln!


Julie Heslegrave & Ruth Muir - 2hrs 10mins 



Jessica Dodds 2hr 15mins I’ll keep reminding you that when you’ve finished there’s a cold beer waiting for you, and also that mine’s a large white wine. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other until you see the finish line. Trust your training and remember running 13.1 miles is a special achievement.


John Bates 2hr 20mins - I have the experience of running a range of distances including many half marathons over recent years. I've followed pacers a number of times and they have helped me achieve the goal times I was aiming for. I want to give something back and help others achieve their goal times too.



Violet Gill 2hr 10min - I started running about 6 years ago after stopping smoking when I found out I was going to be a Grandma. My first race was the York 10k, I love all the people I have met through running. Have a great day!


James Khan 2hr 30minsRunners should follow me because I can keep a great pace, I'm encouraging and want everyone to do their best; especially if you're aiming for sub-2:30. My best advice for training for the half marathon is to take it slow. Get your runs in beforehand and make sure you're comfortable with the distance. It's always easier on race day with the support and the pacers, so get stuck in and get going.









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