Pacer Brandon

Where are you from?

Cleveland, TN

Current P.R.


Typical pace



Nursing/College Ministry

Favorite marathon

Blue Ridge


Crossfit, Ultra Marathons, Photography, Traveling

Favorite Running Food

Waffles and Pizza

What are you reading now?

Everyday Christianity, Every day.

Who do you train with?


Personal goals

Badwater 135,



A quotation you like…

“The best time to change something is right here, right now”


Why do you run?


It’s my escape. It’s my “me” time, to just unwind.

Describe your best marathon memory.


Pacing the Chattanooga marathon and it began to pour rain in March. After you accept the fact you’ll be soaked and there’s nothing you can do, you begin to just enjoy it! It’s actually quite refreshing!!!

Why do you pace?


I like helping those who aren’t the fastest reach the finish line. Many get discouraged running post 5 hours, especially if they hit their wall; so it’s my job to help keep them motivated along the way. Because after me, it’s the sweepers! If I’m pacing a hometown race, I also meet many travelers and get to be like a little tour guide! I ask what their favorite post race food is and get to point them in the proper direction.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


One runner was running sideways. He had a glaze in his eye as if he was about to drop. I handed him a gel (I keep extra for times such as this) and kept with him for a quarter mile until we could reach the aid station. I had him take in pickle juice, and a few other things, and he popped right up!

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I have lots of jokes. I will also help you reach the finish line, even if I have to sing to you the entire way (Just keeping it real). If you aren’t the fastest runner out there, then I’ll help keep you motivated. I will help keep your mind off of the pain during a race and on the focus of each race.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Keep to your training, Don’t deviate from your normal racing rituals, have a good attitude, and be ready to have a good time! Marathons are hard, but they are also an incredible experience! You will accomplish something many cannot, never take that for granted!

Anything else you’d like to share?



What philanthropic activities do you have?

In my near future, I’d like to participate in helping raise money for the traumatic brain injury association. That is a goal I plan to seek out.



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