Michael at the Pocono Marathon

Pacer Michael


Where are you from?

Etters, PA (Goldsboro)

Current P.R.

03:07:26 AM

Typical pace

7-10 min/mile dependent on distance

Number of marathons



Warehouse- Freight Mover

Favorite marathon




Favorite Running Food

Clif Bar/Gu

What are you reading now?

Chris Jericho – A Lion's Tale

Who do you train with?

Solo/group runs in Harrisburg

Personal goals

To keep going...eventually finish a 100 miler in 24 hrs



A quotation you like…

It takes time to make time


Why do you run?


Love sports and never done semi decent in any other sport, except running

Describe your best marathon memory.


Seeing the clock off turn 4 at the finish of the Pocono marathon in 2010 and that I was less than three minutes away from missing Boston

Why do you pace?

I feel it as the next step in running, to make others achieve their goals

Tell us your best pacing experience.


Paced some college friends at previous races to get them in a healthy way and finish strong

Seeing them finish in one piece and proud with the help I provided

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I wear a Speedo (who else does that?), I try to engage spectators, we try to have fun

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Just go and have fun!  Even when the going gets tough, keep digging and find your fun!

Anything else you’d like to share?

Pants are always optional. 


What philanthropic activities do you have?

Volunteer a few races a year and available to do genealogy research



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