Pacer Amanda with first time marathoner John at
Wineglass 2015




Pacer Amanda


Where are you from?

Trafford, PA. Born and raised in Canton, OHIO!

Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons



Registered Nurse, Wellness Coach

Favorite marathon

Columbus, love the chilly fall air, colorful Midwest leaves and Ohio State Buckeye fans along the course! Is there anything better?


Triathlon, Gluten-free baking, Walking the dog

Favorite Running Food

Bananas, GF NuGo bars

What are you reading now?

The Idiot’s Guide to Power Meters

Who do you train with?

Often Alone, I like early morning workouts!

Personal goals

To qualify for Ironman 70.3 World Championships

Complete a 50-miler


A quotation you like…


When Life hands you Lemons, make Lemonade!

Why do you run?


I run for good health, wellness and so I don’t go crazy!  Per my husband, happy wife, happy life!

Describe your best marathon memory.


I had been chasing qualifying for Boston for a couple of marathons and kept coming up short. So at the Columbus marathon when I had over 20 minutes to run the last mile and could still qualify, I have never smiled so wide!  I made everyone between miles 25 and the finish cheer for me!

Why do you pace?


I have informally paced family and friends for many races. I love being a positive motivator and distraction for runners and see them reach their goals. The joy of seeing others succeed is reason enough!

Tell us your best pacing experience.


I paced my brother at his first marathon last year in Baltimore, Maryland and watching him overcome doubts and challenges to complete the race in the face of adversity!

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I promise to be bubbly, full of positive energy and motivating. It will be like a mobile block party!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


The first half of the race sets up the second half of the race. It takes patience and discipline to not go out too fast and keep reserves for the second half! Also, hit every fluid station even if you do not think you need it! If you feel thirsty, its too late!

Anything else you’d like to share?

Remember, we run because we can and it should be fun! Take pride in your accomplishments, but most of all enjoy the experience!


What philanthropic activities do you have?

Head Coach for Girls on the Run, Franklin Regional, Bake for Church festivities, PTARC Triathlon Race Director



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