Pacer William

Where are you from?

Davenport, Iowa

Current P.R.

2:54:36

Typical pace

3:30

Number of marathons

15

Occupation

Truck driver

Favorite marathon

Quad Cities + Illinois

Hobbies

Walking my greyhounds, music collecting

Favorite Running Food

Pizza!

What are you reading now?

Running Science, A Version Of Reason

Who do you train with?

Cornbelt Running Club, friends needing miles

Personal goals

Get my friends BQs

 

 

A quotation you like…

Having a dog makes you rich

 

 

 

Why do you run?

 

Relaxing and can listen to my music or have fun with friends

 

 

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

Indy Monumental 2014 I was with 3:05 pace group and saw a runner fall.  Felt bad.  He passed me @22M so I called out to him.  We both beat the 3:05 and he thanked me on Facebook. We both went to same high school a few years apart  and he’s still a member of Cornbelt Running Club and a Bix 7  regular.

 

 

Why do you pace?

 

To help others.  Sounds generic I know.  It’s nice to see runners reach their goals, not for me but for them.

 

 

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

2014  Quad Cities Marathon. Paced 3:15 group.  It was hot hot hot that day. Saw a lot of great runners struggle. L

 

 

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

I’ll be nervous like you. 26.2 is still the true test. A lot of great runners have a bad day.

 

 

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

No talking, save the O2 for the last 10k.

 

 

Anything else you’d like to share?

Adopt a greyhound, changed my life for the better.  We go on walks first then I run second.

 

 

 

What philanthropic activities do you have?

Cornbelt Running Club board member, willing local race volunteer, co-race director

 

 

 

 

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