Pacer Becky

Where are you from?

Northborough, MA

Current P.R.


Typical pace

8:30 – 9:00

Number of marathons



Preschool Teacher

Favorite marathon



Running, reading, flute, field hockey coach, watching my kids play baseball and field hockey, watching the Atlanta Braves

Favorite Running Food

Lemon GU

What are you reading now?

Watch Out for Her

Who do you train with?

Mostly solo, but sometimes with friends and my local running group

Personal goals

Sub 4:20 marathon & maybe an ultra some day



A quotation you like…

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. ~Eliud Kipchoge


Why do you run?


“I run because somehow completely exhausting myself is the most relaxing part of my day.” Running is my therapy and running centers me. Running makes me happy.


Describe your best marathon memory.


Meeting and then running with one of my barefoot running idols during my first marathon.

Why do you pace?


I pace because I absolutely love helping people reach their goals. I enjoy chatting with runners, learning why they started running and then helping them cross the finish line. I also love the sweaty hugs at the end!

Tell us your best pacing experience.


I recently paced a 70-year-old mayor run his 111th marathon! During this marathon, I also ran with a lot of first-time marathoners. So, it was extra special to pace someone running their 111th as well as those running their first!

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I keep a consistent pace, running even splits. I chat with those around me and learn their names and help cheer them on throughout the race. I am upbeat, energetic and you may even hear me singing songs here and there! Someone should also run in my pace group because it may be the first time they run with a barefoot runner!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Take in the scenery and spectators – read all the handmade signs! Walk through the water stations and stay on top of your fueling plan. Don’t start out too fast, trust your training and enjoy the race!

Anything else you’d like to share?

People always ask how long I’ve been running barefoot and the answer is 6+ years. All my marathons have been run barefoot and it’s the only way I run.





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