Pacer Kayla

Where are you from?

 Durham, NC

Current P.R. 1:20:30 and 3:28:


Typical pace


Number of marathons  1




Favorite marathon  Rock N Roll Raleigh



Running, Horseback riding, cooking 

Favorite Running Food   Potatoes


What are you reading now?


Who do you train with?  NCSU club team


Personal goals

 sub 1:20 Half and sub 3:00 Full




Why do you run?


 I run because it creates a balance in my life, and it enables me to relax during stressful times

Describe your best marathon memory.


 My favorite memory of my first marathon was seeing all of my friends waiting for me at mile 25 and then running to the finish

Why do you pace?


 I pace because I love to help others achieve their goals and because pacing allows me to use my running to help individuals besides myself.

Tell us your best pacing experience.


 My best pacing experience was when I paced a young man for the City of Oaks Half marathon two years ago.  I was privately pacing him, and as a result I was able to gauge from his fitness that we could hit a 1:30:00 instead of the 1:40:00 he expected.  His excitement when he crossed the line at 1:29:30 is something I will never forget.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


 My pace group is very upbeat and always engaging, and I typically try to talk about interesting topics to keep all of the group focused on feeling the best they can.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


 I would come prepared with at least one fun fact if possible because I always try to pass the first couple of miles with friendly chatter to get to know those in the group, if they are willing of course.

Anything else you’d like to share?

 I am a foodie, so if anyone is looking for  a good time to talk about new recipes or restaurants then I’d be very excited to hear about it during the run.


What philanthropic activities do you have?

 I currently am a pace partner for several runners at NCSU who are just getting into the sport, and I am a wake county volunteer cleaner for the elderly


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