Pacer Peter

Where are you from?

West Sussex, England

Current P.R.


Typical pace

8 minutes/mile (3:30 marathon)

Number of marathons



Terrorism, Kidnap & Ransom and Active Shooter  Insurance Underwriter

Favorite marathon



Watching live sports - I currently have season tickets at three professional sports teams! (Arsenal FC, Miami Heat and Inter Miami FC)

Favorite Running Food

Spaghetti Bolognese the night before, 100 beers ASAP upon finishing.

What are you reading now?

Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber

Who do you train with?

Generally on my own, but I like to go out with the Brickell Run Club and iRun Company when I can

Personal goals

To eventually run a 2:45 marathon, and to start a family that likes to run as much as I do!



A quotation you like…

“If you do the work, dreams come true. But those times when you get up early and you work hard, those times when you stay up late and you work hard, those times when you don't feel like working, you're too tired, you don't want to push yourself, but you do it anyway. That is actually the dream.”  Kobe Bryant


Why do you run?


It took me a good 25 years to find a sport that I was relatively good at, and knowing that with running what you get out of it is directly proportional to what you put in continues to spur me on.

Describe your best marathon memory.


The last half mile of the Chicago Marathon in 2018 when I knew that I was going to beat my goal of 3 hours and qualify for Boston. I was so happy that day that I got a tattoo (my first and so far, only) of my finishing time on my butt to celebrate! My plan is to get a new one every time I break my PR.

Why do you pace?


I love to encourage people doing difficult things and being a part of helping them to accomplish their goals is a really great feeling.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


I was a guide for a blind runner during the Miami Half Marathon a couple of years ago.  All was going really well and he wanted to do a sprint finish at the end.  He ran so fast and was so determined that I had to tackle him as soon as he crossed the finish line so that he wouldn’t crash into the finished runners!

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I combine a Grade A repertoire of cerebral comedy with a constant stream of positive vibes. The 26.2 miles will be over before you know it/

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


My number one tip is to wear a jersey with your name on it so people cheer for you as you run past. It’s pretty egotistical but whatever - you need it! Beyond that, take off your headphones to savor the moment, and don’t look at your watch too much (that’s my job!).

Anything else you’d like to share?


Let’s go runners!

What philanthropic activities do you have?


I volunteer regularly with Junior Achievement of Greater Miami to teach K-12 school children business and entrepreneurship. After every class I feel ready to quit my day job and become a teacher, and then I remember that if I have managed to lose my voice teaching one class, I’m clearly not cut out for the role...


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