Pacer Rich

Where are you from?

Canajoharie, New York

Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons



Assistant Director, Cleveland State U. Library

Favorite marathon



Running, hiking, jazz music

Favorite Running Food

Gu Plain

What are you reading now?

Bernd Heinrich, Why We Run

Who do you train with?

Team Truxell

Personal goals

Sub-2:50 when I enter the 50-59 age group

Hike ADK 46 peaks


A quotation you like…


The highest reward for work is not what you get for it, but what you become by it

Why do you run?


Camaraderie, see new places, meet new people

Describe your best marathon memory.


My first 2:45 marathon, at Detroit in 2005. When I crossed the finish line, I said to myself, “No matter what happens in life, this can never end.”

Why do you pace?


To help others achieve their goals, work as a team, and have fun.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


Air Force Marathon. Helped two runners qualify for their first Boston

Why should someone run in your pace group?


Run with my group, and you’ll have fun, run smart, and pace yourself. A good time will be had by all

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Get some LSD runs in before the marathon, and the day before, rest, eat, and repeat






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