Pacer Jamie


Where are you from?

Wappingers Falls, NY

Current P.R.

2014 New York Marathon – 2:41;
2014 New York Half-Marathon – 1:12

Typical pace

7-8 min/mile

Number of marathons



High school music teacher

Favorite marathon



Music Composition, Cello, and 80’s movies

Favorite Running Food

Gu Chomps and Hammer Gel

What are you reading now?

11/22/63 by Steven King. I’m also working on my second Master’s Degree and am always carrying around many textbooks…

Who do you train with?

Taconic Road Runners and Mid Hudson Road Runners Club

Personal goals

Running a marathon in all 50 states by the time I am 35. I also want to run a sub-1:10 half-marathon in a few years and a sub-2:30 full-marathon.



A quotation you like…

“In running, it doesn’t matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, ‘I have finished.’ There is a lot of satisfaction in that.” – Fred Lebow


Why do you run?


I’m big on goal-setting. I also like to stay in good shape.

Describe your best marathon memory.


During the 2011 NYC Marathon, I almost missed the start of the race. I was scheduled to ride a bus down to NYC but the bus met runners in a different spot than was advertised. I ended up driving from my home to NYC, found a parking spot, took a taxi to the Staten Island Ferry, crossed the Hudson River to Staten Island, and then sprinted 3 miles to the start line. I barely made the start of the race, with 0 time to spare. It ended up becoming a 29 mile race, and I ran a 2:58. I laughed about it with my friends and family afterward.

Why do you pace?


I like to bring others through to Boston and help them achieve a PR. It’s also great to meet people from around the country.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


There was an older gentleman who wished to run a 3:30 marathon in Disneyworld. He had tried for many years to run that time, but had failed each time (although he informed me that he was within minutes every single time). We worked together, and I helped him to run a 3:29:50. He ran faster than his goal and qualified for the Boston Marathon in the process. He was so excited!!!

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I like to think that I am funny. I promise you’ll have a good time. Let me do all the work and just stick with me, I’ll help you get a PR or get you into Boston.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Do those long runs! Grab some water/sports drink at each stop. And TURN OFF THE GARMIN! I strongly discourage garmins. I am always right on the money!

Anything else you’d like to share?

I’ve completed 16 marathons, close to 50 half-marathons, 1 ultra-marathon, and 2 ultra-marathon relays.


What philanthropic activities do you have?

My main talents are music-related, so whenever I can perform for people I will. You may catch me singing during the marathon.



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