Pacer Michelle E. 


Where are you from?

Seven Fields, PA


Current P.R.



March 31


Number of marathons

7 Marathons / 8 Ultras

Typical pace

3:50 - 4:10


Favorite marathon



Retail Running Specialty


Favorite Running Food

Hammer  Nutrition Products  and Pizza!


Reading, Cooking


Who do you train with?

The North Park Runners

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

My favorite book is To The Edge: A Man, Death Valley and The Mystery of Endurance by Kirk Johnson.  Currently reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett


A quotation you like…

One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation. 

-Sir Walter Scott

Personal goals

This year my goal is to finish my second 100 mile race.







Why do you run?


Running is a part of my lifestyle.  It has a positive impact on all areas of my life.  I believe that I am a healthier, happier, more positive person because of running.  However, the bottom line is that, I run simply because I enjoy it.


Describe your best marathon memory.


My parents seeing me finish The Oil Creek 100 was pretty great.


Why do you pace?


There is a great sense of satisfaction that comes from helping someone else achieve a goal that they have set.  Pacing marathons gives me an opportunity to  do that.


Tell us your best pacing experience.


That would be the one where my watch broke and I still came in on time…..   No actually, my best pacing experience was at The 2010 Badwater Ultramarathon where I crewed and paced for one of my friends.  Ask me about during the race.  It’s a story guaranteed to take up at least 3 miles.


Why should someone run in your pace group?


My group sings…. “We All Live in a Yellow Submarine” at mile 6.  It’s a tradition.


Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Relax and run.  Enjoy the marathon experience.  I’ll worry about the pace.  I’ll remind you to drink fluids and take in the necessary calories.  Your job is to smile for the cameras, wave to the crowd, and accomplish your goal.


Anything else you’d like to share?

I am an RRCA Certified Running Coach.



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