Pacer Craig

Where are you from?

Flanders, NJ

Current P.R.

M: 3:29:20

HM: 1:34 Central PK, NY 2/2017

Typical pace

M: 8:20

HM; 7:30

Number of marathons



IT Mgmt

Favorite marathon

Harrisburg, PA


Outdoor stuff - Snowboarding, Skiing, Kayaking, Hiking, etc…

Favorite Running Food


What are you reading now?

Deviate – The Science of seeing thing differently

Who do you train with?

Wayne Pacconi / Saul Guznay

Personal goals

Boston 2021



A quotation you like…

The Miracle isn’t that I finished, it’s that I had the Courage to Start – John Bingham


Why do you run?


Part of a healthy life style – spending time with a great social community with similar interests and goals

Describe your best marathon memory.


Chicago 2022 - Ran 100% by feel rather than seeking a target pace/finish time.  Completed the 1st half in 1:52, 8:30's, a pace that I felt like I could run all day.  The second half increased the pace at each mile by 5~10 seconds per mile resulting in completing the second half in 1:45 (8:00's avg).   An amazing feeling having a 7-minute neg split getting faster & faster the entire 2nd half to a final 2K at 7:00 pace.  

Why do you pace?


Rewarding experience of helping others

Tell us your best pacing experience.


Atlantic City Oct 2022 - in the final 3 miles, most of those that

had been following me for the prior 23 miles began breaking away in groups of 2 & 3 to start their acceleration to the finish.  There was a very heavy headwind that day.   The small groups continued to work together to take turns taking lead vs drafting.  The groups finished 1~3 minutes before me.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I am not just a ‘sign’ to follow.   I will provide advice and encouragement the during the whole run.  I enjoy hearing others’ stories. We are out there for a long time running together – great time to get to know others.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


We are out here to have fun.

I am very approachable – don’t hesitate to ask questions, or, to chat before, during, and/or after the run.

We will go out easy (few seconds slower than goal pace).  This time will be made up over several miles to achieve a target finish of 30 seconds under the posted group time.

I slow down & walk at aid stations so that water gets in not on.


Anything else you’d like to share?

What’s talked about during the race stays with the race!






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