Pacer Diane


Where are you from?


Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons




Favorite marathon



Running, traveling, wine, friends

Favorite Running Food


What are you reading now?

Not a book reader…magazines are my favorite reading.  Runners World of course.

Who do you train with?


Personal goals

Stay Healthy & Strong



A quotation you like…

“Dig Deep, Stay Strong”


Why do you run?


I run to stay healthy & strong, to distress, for the sense of accomplishment, for the adrenaline rush, to spend time with my friends, to achieve goals & for that rush when you cross the finish line arms raised.

Describe your best marathon memory.


Crossing the finish line at Virginia Beach in March 2011 when I realized I had just qualified for the Boston Marathon.  This has been a lifelong dream of mine.  I realized that day that anything is possible if you dedicate yourself and work hard.  Having my sister & nieces there at the finish line made it even better.

Why do you pace?


I pace to have a good race.  My best marathons are those where my pace varies the least.  Running a consistent pace makes me feel stronger throughout the race and I recover better afterwards.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


My best pacing experience is at the Flying Pigs Marathon in Cincinnati, OH.  Ran the race within a 10 second pace for the full 26.2 miles.  This was not my PR but was the race where I felt the strongest crossing the finish line.  Ran with a pace group for most of the race which helped of course.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I see a marathon as fun.  I have a ton of positive energy on race day.  I enjoy helping others to achieve their goals.  My friends tell me I am fun & exciting to run with.  I would make the marathon an “experience” for those in my pace group.  I am very goal oriented but like to have fun accomplishing my goals.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Be prepared to meet your goal, have fun meeting your goal and know that I will be there by your side for the full 26.2 miles.  My pace group will be full of positive energy and smiling faces.  Running in my pace group will be a memorable experience.  I will do ANYTHING I can for you during the race!

Anything else you’d like to share?

I am very excited to be a pacer.  I have been running for a long time and have been fortunate to have accomplished many of my own running goals.  Now I feel it is time for me to give back to the running community that has given so much to me and help others to accomplish their goals too.


What philanthropic activities do you have?

I try to give to others every day.  I do not work with one particular organization but am a “giver” daily to my friends and family.  Knowing you helped someone emotionally or physically is priceless.



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