Pacer Shawn

Where are you from?

Malad, Idaho, but live in Logan, Utah

Current P.R.

1:23:22 half, 3:21:10 marathon

Typical pace

07:15:00 AM

Number of marathons



Journalist, sports writer

Favorite marathon

Top of Utah


Hiking, running and going to concerts

Favorite Running Food

Shot blocks

What are you reading now?

No time at the moment

Who do you train with?

NERCs (a running group based in Logan, Utah)

Personal goals

Qualify for Boston again



A quotation you like…

“Be happy” — my late father


Why do you run?


To stay in shape and so I can eat what I want. I'm also competitive and like to try and improve.

Describe your best marathon memory.


Qualifying for the Boston Marathon last September at The Top of Utah Marathon.

Why do you pace?


To help others achieve their goals.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


Helping a good friend finish her first marathon.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I'm friendly and will do my best to encourage runners to make the time they have as a goal.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Have a positive attitude and enjoy the journey.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I'm addicted to running and doing races. Love the feeling of accomplishment.


What philanthropic activities do you have?

I participate in charity runs for good causes.



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