Pacer Chris


Where are you from?

Titusville, FL

Current P.R.

3:24:06 (2014, 26.2 with Donna) and 18:41 5K (2012)

Typical pace

7:30 – 8:00 distance, ~6:00 5K’s

Number of marathons




Favorite marathon

Mount Desert Island Marathon, Bar Harbor, Maine


Father, Running, Football, Baseball, Water Skiing

Favorite Running Food

Powerbar - Peanut Butter

What are you reading now?

“Lincoln on Leadership” by Donald T. Phillips.

Who do you train with?

My Wife, or run solo

Personal goals

To qualify for Boston one day



A quotation you like…


“Failure is not an Option.”  This is fitting for Space Coast and my personality.

Why do you run?


I started running for the exercise and I signed up for a marathon because I figured that would keep me motivated.  What I did not count on was how much I enjoyed running once I got into it.  After I ran my first marathon, I was hooked!

Describe your best marathon memory.


The best marathon memory I have is of the 2011 Mount Desert Island Marathon.  This was my third year in a row running this race, and for some reason (mostly the hills) I always faded badly in the back half of the course.  Not this time.  With the help of my family cheering me on, I crossed the finish line with a new marathon overall PR and 30+ minute improvement on my time from the 2010 MDI marathon.

Why do you pace?


I owe many thanks to some motivating pacers that helped me reach my last goal of a sub 3:30 marathon, and I hope to return the favor by helping others at Space Coast in November.



Why should someone run in your pace group?


We will have fun on the course and we will reach your time goal!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


You have done the work and the “hay is in the barn”; our group will enjoy the course and the atmosphere come race day!


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