Pacer Chris

Where are you from?

Los Angeles, CA

Current P.R.

2:58:25 Full – 1:21 Half

Typical pace

Depending on the race distance or what I am training for, my pace for racing is 7:00 minutes per mile for racing and 7:30 – 8:30 minutes per mile for training.

Number of marathons



IT Applications Manager

Favorite marathon

Moab, Utah


All sports (scuba diving, volleyball, running, cycling, tennis), Volunteer Work, Travel, languages, Food

Favorite Running Food

Sports Beans

What are you reading now?

The Old Man and the Sea

Who do you train with?

Santa Clarita Runners

Personal goals

100 marathons on 6 continents



A quotation you like…


The longest journey begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu

Why do you run?


So that I can eat. I run for heath and comradery. Running has allowed me to meet people, travel and see places that I may not have been able to by myself.

Describe your best marathon memory.


Running a marathon with my younger brother and pacing my friends to achieve their Boston Qualifier.

Why do you pace?


I love to help other people reach their goals.  Whether it is setting a new PR or merely crossing the finish line.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


I was pacing the 3:45 marathon group and the 25 runners I started with had started to drift off.  By the last two miles, I had only 2 with me.  One of them said thanks and they were going to drop off.  I spoke briefly with them and we were able to finish with a BQ and PR for her.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


For the experience.  I hope to be able to encourage each person in the group to run within themselves.  As I won’t know their training cycle, I can only gauge how they are that day. I hope to be able to talk with them and help them to finish the race.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Ask me whatever you want but please don’t run directly in front of me.  I am happy if you run on either side of me or need to draft behind me but if you run in front of me, I won’t be able to see what is coming.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I hope to talk to each person in the group throughout the race. When I first started running 18 years ago, I thought I would never run another marathon. I love meeting new people.


What philanthropic activities do you have?


I am a longtime volunteer with the Red Cross, at my church, and with the Knights of Columbus.  I served as President of my school’s Alumni Board and on the Board of Directors.  I am an Eagle Scout and serve as a merit badge counselor.


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