Pacer Jim

Where are you from?

Jamestown, NY

Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons



Systems Administrator

Favorite marathon



Toastmasters,Healthy eating,  travel

Favorite Running Food

Peanut butter banana

What are you reading now?

On The Street Where You Live (mystery)

Who do you train with?

My Doberman, Sophie

Personal goals

Complete the 6 marathon majors & 7 continent club



A quotation you like…

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.

Why do you run?


Peace, solitude, a feeling of being a part of each town, city/area running in.  STILL get the “runners high”

Describe your best marathon memory.


Entering Athlete’s Village and subsequently making the walk to the start line in preparation to run my first Boston. Ultimately making a right on Hereford & left on Boylston-exhilarating!

Why do you pace?


Helping others hit their goals makes the marathon even better!

Tell us your best pacing experience.


While I am still a “newer” pacer, at the Tunnel Lite Marathon in Washington, a group that I was running with experienced confusion after exiting the main tunnel. All the GPS watches were completely useless. I turned my watch off and on to reset it. At the next mile marker, I restarted it. This had a TREMENDOUSLY stabilizing effect. The people w/ me and I all PRed.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


When I first got out of college, I served as a teacher in the Peace Corps for 2 years. I learned that I had a knack for helping students achieve their best. I’ve found the same thing to be true in running.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


While it can be intimidating to run with a group, it is TOTALLY the way to go. The energy of the group helps everyone succeed!



What philanthropic activities do you have?

I’ve volunteered at a local soup kitchen in the past; not currently doing so.



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