Pacer Claudia

 

Where are you from?

Howell, Michigan

Current P.R.

2:32 for half marathon, 6:34 for marathon

Typical pace

12:00

Number of marathons

7 marathons, 2 ultras

Occupation

retired

Favorite marathon

Bataan Memorial Death March

Hobbies

Reading, gardening, cooking

Favorite Running Food

Dried fruit

What are you reading now?

Outlander series

Who do you train with?

Solo, local running club, friends

Personal goals

Stay healthy. Continue to finish.

 

 

A quotation you like…

You are lapping everyone on the couch.

 

Why do you run?

 

It clears my mind, chases away the blues, energizes me, and it's fun.

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

I heard about the Bataan Memorial Death March while at a race with my dad. He is a WWII vet, and was wearing his Honor Flight gear. On the way home, I got a first hand history lesson and decided I needed to do this one. To be with so many veterans, many of them missing limbs, was awe-inspiring. My feet were a blistered mess, but thinking about the original men brought tears to my eyes, and motivated me on. It was more an emotional experience than a physical one, and I will never forget it.

Why do you pace?

 

I know what it feels like to run out of steam and need encouragement. It makes me happy to help people meet their goals and cross the finish line.

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

I got to help a lady with lupus cross the finish line on her knees.

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

I am supportive, encouraging, and fun. If this is your first race and you are unsure of yourself, this a good place to be.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Think positive. You can do this.

Anything else you’d like to share?

Have fun.

What philanthropic activities do you have?

Nothing huge or regular. I like to support local non-profits like our Nature Center.

 

 

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