Pacer Hugh

Where are you from?

Chattanooga TN

Current P.R.

02:43:08 AM

Typical pace

Race 6:10 to 6:25

Number of marathons

Approx. 20


Teacher(JROTC Senior Instructor)

Favorite marathon

Chickamauga Battlefield



Favorite Running Food


What are you reading now?

Different Non Fiction Leader/soldier stories

Who do you train with?

My High School runners and by myself.

Personal goals

Run sub 2:40 Marathon—repeat as National Champion Next year in my age group



A quotation you like…

As a US Army Paratrooper we had a quote mind over matter (If you don't mind it doesn't matter) in other words push through the pain.


Why do you run?


I love to compete and coach

Describe your best marathon memory.


Winning the National Championships in my age group twice.

Why do you pace?


It will be a great workout addition to my training and I really like to see other runners reach their goals.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


I have paced several of my high school athletes in practice to PRs and assisted other runners to attain goals from 5K to Marathon on my own.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I know pace like the back of my hand--I can talk them through aid stations any discomfort they have and encourage them throughout the race.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Be ready to listen to me talk them through the marathon.

Anything else you’d like to share?



What philanthropic activities do you have?

I am on the Board of Governors for Chattanooga Track Club, Vice President of the Chattanooga Chapter of Freedoms Foundation, and the State Chair for the Department of Tennessee American Legion JROTC



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