Pacer Shane

Where are you from?

West Bloomfield / Petoskey, MI

Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons

11  (+2 ultras)


Electronics Engineer

Favorite marathon

Road = St. George Utah; Trail = Dances with Dirt


Mountain biking & craft beer

Favorite Running Food

I don’t have a food for running, I just try to eat healthy in general, but I like organic Stinger gels while racing.

What are you reading now?

The MicroBiome Solution  (by Robynne Chutkan)

Who do you train with?

(my local run group)

Personal goals

Be healthy & a well rounded athlete



Why do you run?


Stress reliever, great lung workout, gain endurance, & it is probably the most social sport I know of.

Describe your best marathon memory.


Crossing the finish line at my first marathon (G.R. Marathon) after running the last 4 miles with what I felt like at the time was broken bones in both of my feet.

Why do you pace?


Fun to help others achieve the goal.  It is nice to race, but not really race and push myself all the time. It is more like a team race versus an individual race.  Like a relay, but different.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


Running with a guy who was trying to P.R.  I would like to think that I was pushing him to run faster.  He did P.R. in the end.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


Someone should run in my group if they would like to finish near our pace time of 1:50.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Relax, enjoy, ask any question you might have.  Don’t forget to breathe deep & controlled.  Nice light, short, and fast cadence of 170-180spm.  No heel striking if possible.

What philanthropic activities do you have?

Help out at my non-denominational Christian church and in our civic projects.



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