Pacer Jamie

Where are you from?

Born in Ashtabula, OH.  Reside in Cuyahoga Falls, OH


Current P.R.

3:16, Steamtown, 2006


December 30


Number of marathons

23 marathons, inc 4 consecutive Bostons, 3 50k, 1 50-miler at JFK

Typical pace

Pace 3:40 -4:00


Favorite marathon

Boston and Chicago, big cities and everyone is there for the same reason.  And great crowds!


CPA (work for FirstEnergy Corp)


Favorite Running Food

Chocolate milk


My dogs, guitars, and of course, running


Who do you train with?

Vertical Runner in Hudson, OH

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

Total Immersion & Inside of a Dog


A quotation you like…

“You can’t run two days in a row until you run one” – Jamie Carr

Personal goals

New PR of 3:15 or better in Columbus this year!






Why do you run?


Personal challenges, social aspect, and the fitness benefits


Describe your best marathon memory.


Chasing Brett Himes down the finishing straight-away at Steamtown.  I was going to PR and qualify for Boston for the first time.  I cried at the finish when I saw my wife.


Why do you pace?


To give back what other runners have given to me.


Tell us your best pacing experience.


My best experience is when runners I’ve paced thank me for getting them to the finish line.


Why should someone run in your pace group?


We will have fun and run an even paced race.


Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Relax.  You’ve put in the work to get here, now let’s execute followed by celebration.


Anything else you’d like to share?

Favorite running music:  Live Dave Matthews Band!!!



What philanthropic activities do you have?


I volunteer for English Springer Rescue America.  We rescue and re-home English Springer Spaniels.  To the world you are but one person, to a rescue dog you are the world.”


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