Pacer Sharon

Hometown

Auburn, CA

 

Current P.R.

3:50 marathon and  27 hr 100mi.

Where were you born?

Redding, CA

 

Number of marathons

10+ ,  Ultramarathons, too many to count!

Birthday

Dec 18th


 

Favorite marathon

Nike Women’s

Typical pace

Trail 10min+,  Road 9ish min.

 

Favorite running music

Yes

Occupation

Health Services

 

 

Favorite running food

Before, bagel with peanut butter

During, turkey sandwich

After, pizza, or In N Out Burger

Any hobbies?

Biking, Snowboarding, Kayaking, Backpacking, Cooking, Reading

 

Who do you train with?

Self, Husband, oldest son and friends

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

I Just finished, River of Doubt.  It’s a documentary of Theodore Roosevelt’s expedition into the Amazon.

 

A quotation you like…

Life is an adventure or it is nothing…Helen Keller

Personal goals

“Live long and prosper”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why do you run?

 

Running helps me maintain mental and physical health.   Also, my husband and I enjoy meeting our kids and our friends for trail runs to visit and catch up. It’s fun and except for entry fees, it’s cheap!

 

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

St. George Marathon.  It was the first one for my husband and I.

Later, we were laughing together watching each others efforts to walk ‘normal’!

 

Why do you pace?

 

It’s a rewarding experience helping “new friends” accomplish a goal.   I meet the most interesting people!

 

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

At CIM  (CA. International Marathon), I had a runner catch up with me at about mi. 7.  She had never been able to finish a marathon before.  She stuck with me even though she wanted to quit. Finally, around mile 23, she felt she could finish and she surged ahead of our pace group.  When I finished with the rest of the group, she was waiting at the finish to give hugs and thanks. 

 

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

This is a comfortable pace.  We can enjoy the scenery, each other, and at this pace, the San Francisco hills won’t destroy us! 

 

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

If it’s your first marathon, be modest in your finish time goals. 

 


 

 

What philanthropic activities do you have?

Instructor for American Red Cross.  Teach various classes for Boys Scouts.  Coach Cross Country.  Lead hiking, kayaking or biking outings for youth group.  

 

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