Pacer Judy 


Kent, Ohio


Current P.R.


Where were you born?

Dover, Delaware


Number of marathons



Favorite marathon

My first – Chicago in 2001, and The last one I run

Typical pace

9:00 min/mile


Favorite running music

None - I like to enjoy my surroundings


Director of Radiology


Favorite running food

Clif Shot Bloks

Any hobbies?

Scrapbooking my Marathons


Who do you train with?

Family and Friends, but usually alone.  I'm not picky

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

Gone With the Wind & The Harry Potter series; Currently reading Born to Run by Christopher McDougall


A quotation you like…

If you want to win something, run 100 meters.  If you want to experience something, run a marathon."   -Emil Zatopek

“People as just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”  -Abraham Lincoln

Personal goals

Run a Marathon in every State






Why do you run?


Health, Happiness, Personal Sanity & for the new experience that each marathon brings.


Describe your best marathon memory.

Qualifying for Boston in Phoenix, AZ three months after open heart surgery.


Why do you pace?


To help runners meet their goals.  I use pacers when I have a personal time goal and understand how helpful it is when you don’t have to worry about your splits.  Pacers offer a great distraction and help runners stay motivated.  I LOVE helping other runners achieve their goals – almost as much as achieving my own.


Tell us your best pacing experience.


Flying Pig Marathon May 2008 – I finished within 30 seconds of my goal time and had a core group of runners who started and finished with me and were thrilled they reached their goal.  We had a lot of fun and finished strong!


Why should someone run in your pace group?


It will be fun!  I will talk so you don’t have to.  I will offer tips and advice that you can use on marathon day and beyond.  We will be a team and help each other through when the going gets rough.  If you stay with me, you will finish in your goal time.  If you don’t, you will still have completed a marathon - and your medal will look the same as mine and the same as the winner’s!


Any tips for runners about to join your group?

Enjoy the experience.  All the hard work has been done in training.  Marathon day is time to reap the rewards!


Anything else you’d like to share?

I didn’t start running until I was in my 40’s and now it’s something I can’t imagine not doing.  2009 was my most rewarding running year.  I ran with my oldest son in his first marathon in January and then again when he broke the 4 hr. mark in October.  I had my best pacing experience in Cincinnati in May.  I also paced a close friend and veteran of 20+ marathons to her first sub 4 hr. marathon in November. 


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