Pacer Ray 

Hometown

Fargo North Dakota

 

Current P.R.

3:20

Where were you born?

Fargo North Dakota

 

Number of marathons

9

Birthday

Feb 24

 

Favorite marathon

Twin Cities Marathon

Typical pace

8:00

 

Favorite running music

Rock and Roll…Baby!

Occupation

Law Enforcement

 

Favorite running food

Does Pizza count?

Any hobbies?

Swimming, Biking, Running

 

Who do you train with?

Friends I have met through the running community

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

My Life on the Run by Bart Yasso

 

A quotation you like…

“Everyone is an athlete.  The only difference is that some of us are in training, and some are not.”

Dr. George Sheehan

Personal goals

Pursue Mountain Climbing

 

 

 

 

 

Why do you run?

 

It helps me relax the rest of the day.  I can sit in general contentment after a hard effort and nothing rattles me.

 

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

Easy,   Boston Marathon hands down.  All the history and lore and Johnny Kelley stories and running past all the good looking gals at Wellesley College who come out to scream.  I should have run past Wellesley twice!

 

Why do you pace?

 

I want to inspire others to take on a sport with rich history and simple motivations and help others find that they too can contract Adult Onset Athletes Disease.

 

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

I can find good humor in pain and suffering!  I believe I have a knack for telling funny short stories about

 

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Come ready to have fun and not to worry about the discomfort of long distance running.

 

What philanthropic activities do you have?

I am involved with youth groups at a local church and active with its missions.

 

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