Pacer Ryan

Where are you from?

St. Augustine, Florida

Current P.R.

Marathon- 2:56

100-Mile- 23:38

Ironman- 11:09

Typical pace

7:30 (training)

Number of marathons



Nursing Student & Ocean Rescue Lifeguard

Favorite marathon

26.2 with Donna


Running, Swimming, and Surfing

Favorite Running Food

Twix (Left Twix Only)

What are you reading now?

Typically my Nursing Textbooks.. but for pleasure I’m making my way through The Godfather by Mario Puzo whenever I get the chance.

Who do you train with?

Anyone who wants to run with me! Some of my friends will even bike next to me.

Personal goals

Graduate College & Pass my Boards (April 2019)

Break 2:45 in the Marathon

Complete the Western States Endurance Run

Swim The English Channel (August 2020)




A quotation you like…

“Because it’s there.” -Sir George Mallory


Why do you run?


Each and every time I have stopped running, I come right back to it. It really is true love.

Describe your best marathon memory.


Mile 25 of the 26.2 with Donna is at the very top of the Butler Blvd Bridge in Jacksonville, Florida. I drive over this bridge every day, but I was never able to run over it because it is a highway that only shuts down for race day. It was my first marathon and I was dreading that bridge the whole way. The approach and ascent of that bridge was the worst I felt the whole race. However, a group of my friends from school had all gathered on top to surprise me. It was incredibly uplifting to have my friends there for me when I needed it most. I picked up the pace into the last mile for a great Marathon debut and a Boston Qualifying time. 

Why do you pace?


I enjoy bringing people through the finish like a Sherpa guiding climbers to the summit of Mt. Everest.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


In High School I paced my 2 best friends to break 5 minutes in the mile for the first time at our Senior Home Track Meet.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I will help motivate you to accomplish your race day goals, keep you on an even pace, and make sure you have a great time doing it!


Any tips for runners about to join your group?


There will be highs, and lows throughout the race. Make the decision to push through those lows the night before the race. But most importantly, “You can’t run a marathon without putting band-aids on your nipples”.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I’m also a competitive lifeguard. In fact, the fastest (running) lifeguard on the East Coast! I can tell you all about it during the race.


What philanthropic activities do you have?

I am a member of the St. Augustine Life Saving Association, a local non-profit that promotes & provides water and fire safety education to the public.



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