Pacer Jennifer, Michigan Independent Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and Observer Cross Country Coach of the Year 2011


Canton, MI


Current P.R.


Where were you born?

Richmond, South Carolina


Number of marathons



October 28th- One should never ask a lady her age, but I am forty-ish, the same as last year


Favorite marathon

Nike Women's Marathon

Typical pace

4:15-4:40.  I have paced the 5:00 races before.


Favorite running music

WOW, Daughtry, rock.


Varsity Track and Cross Country Coach


Favorite running food

Graham Crackers

Any hobbies?

I love to read, make crystal jewelry, cook with my son, watch my daughter do her cheer leading, gardening.


Who do you train with?

My best friends Connie and Dan.  Sometimes one or two of the cross country kids come out to run with me.  It keeps me smiling!

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

I am reading To Kill a Mockingbird.  I loved Ben Hur.  I really like action/adventure war stories, psychological detective stories, and books that have surprise endings.  My favorite book is the Bible, it has it all!


A quotation you like…

Isiah 40:31  Trust in the Lord and your strength will be renewed.  You will rise on the wings of eagles.  You will run and not grow weary, you will walk and not grow fatigued.

Personal goals

I would love to run the Goofy run in Florida, the original marathon course in Greece, write a book, and run healthy until God calls me home.






Why do you run?


I run to renew my spirit.  I love to watch the sun rise, see the seasons change, have snowflakes in my eyelashes..and to keep up with the track/cross country kids!  :)


Describe your best marathon memory.


My first marathon was the Detroit Free Press.  It was hot, stormy, pouring rain, with winds at 30 mph gusting to 60.  I was so proud I completed that race...vertically.  After that, I felt I could run through anything or accomplish anything I put my mind too.


Why do you pace?


Running has given me so much in my life.  I feel it is time to give back to others.


Tell us your best pacing experience.


I enjoy each one.  I really like around mile 22 when we start to pick up people (pull/push/drag) that have become discouraged and help them to complete the goal.


Why should someone run in your pace group?


A person should run in my pace group if that is the goal for their race and they have trained properly for it.  I enjoy being a pacer, I have a great sense of humor, I sing well, and have a quick smile!  I have hit my goal every time I have paced.


Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Come with some funny jokes, some good stories, and song suggestions.


Anything else you’d like to share?

I truly love my children and husband, my track/cross country kids, and I love to run.  I enjoy pacing and the great group of people that I pace with.    


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