Pacer Tom

Where are you from?

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons

23 (26.2mi), 2 (100mi)


Automotive Safety Engineer

Favorite marathon

Boston 2013


Travel / Snowboarding / Biking / Running

Favorite Running Food


What are you reading now?

Tipping Point

Who do you train with?

Running Group

Personal goals

Run until I’m old(er)



A quotation you like…

“Life is what happens when you are making other plans” (John Lennon)

“Make friends with pain and you will never be alone” (Ken Chlouber)

Why do you run?


To maintain a healthy lifestyle, socialize with fellow runners and enjoy the competitive nature of a race.

Describe your best marathon memory.


Crossing the finish line in the 2010 Bayshore Marathon with a sub-3 hr marathon...such a thrill.

Why do you pace?


I enjoy encouraging other runners to do their best.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


I trained two first-time marathoner women to run Bayshore and when they completed the race, we hugged and shared a few tears,,.a very emotional experience that I’ll never forget.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I have a good sense of humor and enjoy fun conversation and pushing a team to achieve their goal.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Stick with the skinny guy (me) and you’ll have a great time!!

Anything else you’d like to share?

I am very proud of my Boston marathon running wife (Jan) and marathon sons (Nick and Blake).


What philanthropic activities do you have?

Dearborn Animal Shelter and Springfed Arts



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