Pacer Ryan

Where are you from?

St. Joseph IL

Current P.R.

1:35 half 3:41 full

Typical pace

Sub 8:00

Number of marathons

7 fulls 20ish halfs



Favorite marathon

Chicago Marathon


Running and woodworking

Favorite Running Food

Chocolate Milk

What are you reading now?

Woodworking magazines

Who do you train with?

My friends and neighbors

Personal goals

Get back to running fastish half and full marathons



A quotation you like…

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Why do you run?


I enjoy the way I feel after a good run.  Running gives me time for peace and quiet if a I need it and time to spend with friends if I need that.

Describe your best marathon memory.


Running towards the finish at the 2015 Illinois Marathon knowing I was going to set a big PR

Why do you pace?


I got into pacing as my kids started getting older and I didn’t have as much time to train as I wanted. Pacing allows me to continue to go to races, however I feel a lot more pressure now knowing other people are counting on me to reach their own goals than when I was chasing my own goals.  

Tell us your best pacing experience.


A runner I paced wrote a great thankyou letter to the race director saying how great her pacers was. They posted it all over the races social media page.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I try to not only pace people during the race but coach them and give them advice about the race.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Relax and enjoy the run, you already did the hard part.

Anything else you’d like to share?



What philanthropic activities do you have?

Pacing is my favorite philanthropic activity I do. I have gotten so much from the running community and I like to try and give back in any way I can.



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