Pacer Melissa

Where are you from?

East Sparta, Ohio

Current P.R.


Typical pace

8:30 per mile

Number of marathons




Favorite marathon



running, mountain biking, Off Road Triathalon

Favorite Running Food


What are you reading now?

nothing - too busy with my family

Who do you train with?

husband, friends

Personal goals

Be the best mom I can for my 3 teenage sons.



A quotation you like…

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6


Why do you run?


I enjoy it. It helps my mental health. To see the world around me and the beauty of it

in a way most people do not.

Describe your best marathon memory.


Boston 2018 - the best and the worst day : )  If you were there you know what I mean.

Why do you pace?


I love to encourage people and make them smile

Tell us your best pacing experience.


Pacing my dear friend to a 3:25 finish at Via Marathon. It's where I first learned how

much fun it is to encourage someone and help them do their best.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


It will be fun! I might talk your ear off, but I promise you will smile!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Don't take the race to seriously. If you are not having fun than why do it?

Don't run with me if you don't want talked to. You don't have to waste your breath to

answer me, but I'll keep the conversation going.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I am recovered from anorexia and love to help others who are dealing with

eating disorders. You are not alone. You can talk to me.


What philanthropic activities do you have?

I have a heart for children, and for adoption.



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