Pacer Betty 


Portage, Indiana


Current P.R.


Where were you born?

Peru, Indiana


Number of marathons

23 and 6 Ultras…2---50 milers




Favorite marathon

My first Chicago 2003

Typical pace

3:50 - 4:00


Favorite running music

Anything with a Fast Beat




Favorite running food

Oatmeal with Peanut Butter

Any hobbies?

Outdoor Activities


Who do you train with?

Friends who share a love for running!

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

Pre: Story of America’s greatest Running Legend

The Glass Castle


A quotation you like…

“The miracle isn’t that I finished.  The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”  John Bingham


Personal goals

Break 3:30 in a marathon











Why do you run?


I love the great feeling after a race or training run!  To stay healthy and fit so I’ll be able to run throughout my lifetime. To be able to spend time with my friends and share life’s experiences on our training runs and road trips.


Describe your best marathon memory.


My first marathon…Chicago 2003 when I ran with the pace team and qualified for Boston!


Why do you pace?


To be able to give back to the sport that has given so much to me!  To help others attain their own personal goals!


Tell us your best pacing experience.


Pacing St. Louis 2009 half marathon I had a women who was celebrating recovering from a major stroke and it was her “comeback” race.  We finished together!  Also pacing the 2008 Detroit Marathon when a member of my pace group was a member of the NYC Police Department during 911 and told us a bit of his experience.  We dedicated mile 11 to Officer Mike!


Why should someone run in your pace group?


To be motivated and energized every step of the race!  I will offer running tips, hydration & gel reminders throughout the race.  Keep close to here some crazy running stories!


Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Use a checklist to get everything you need for the marathon the night before to relax and get a good nights sleep.

At the race start ….start behind me and finish ahead of me!!!


Anything else you’d like to share?

Remember…you’ve trained and prepared!  Enjoy the race as its your celebration!!!


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