Pacer Jim

Where are you from?

Florence, Kentucky

Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons



Semi Retired Police Officer

Favorite marathon

New York


Working out has become my hobby

Favorite Running Food

Cheese Burger

What are you reading now?

The “WOOL” Series

Who do you train with?

Pain By Numbers Group

Personal goals

Run more International Marathons



A quotation you like…

Do or Do Not, there is no try…..


Why do you run?


It’s what makes me happy.

Describe your best marathon memory.


Qualifying for Boston the first time.  I came across the finish line and knew I had finally made it.

Why do you pace?


I enjoy helping other people reach their goals.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


A friend of mine was desperately trying to break 4 hours, so I paced him for the Flying Pig.  He wanted to give up several times, but I kept pushing him.  When he finished, I’d never seen anyone so happy.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I keep the run fun and enjoy talking to everyone about nearly any subject.  I’ll  keep it fun and interesting for 26.2 miles.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Train hard, so when it comes to race day, there are no doubts in your mind. 

Anything else you’d like to share?

When it begins to stop being fun, find a twist to recapture the excitement.  There are so many different ways to make this fun.


What philanthropic activities do you have?


I’m always ready to jump in to help any worthy cause. 


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