Pacer Sydney

Where are you from?

Ferndale, MI

Current P.R.


Typical pace


Number of marathons



Running Coach

Favorite marathon

NYC Marathon


Running, cooking, travel, reading, all things dogs

Favorite Running Food

Cinnamon Raisin Bagels

What are you reading now?

Women Talking by Miriam Teows

Who do you train with?

My Fiance, Andrew Bowman

Personal goals

Finish in the top 10 at a world major marathon



A quotation you like…

"Maybe someday I’ll wake up with no goals left to accomplish or no desire to pursue them, but until then, I’ll keep risking disappointment for a shot at fulfillment every damn time." ~ Peter Bromka



Why do you run?


It makes me feel alive! It gives me purpose and confidence. It is where I do my best thinking. It brings people together and has brought the best people into my life.

Describe your best marathon memory.



Winning the Pittsburgh marathon in 2018. It was my first marathon and my family came to watch and support me. I knew winning was a lofty goal, but I also believed I could do it. When I moved into first place around mile 21, it was so surreal. All I could think was, “I am actually doing it!” Crossing that finish line, I have never been so proud of myself.


Why do you pace?



Pacing allows me to make running about more than myself. Helping other people achieve their goals is somehow even more fulfilling than achieving my own. I love the teamwork aspect of pacing.


Tell us your best pacing experience.



I paced my best friend to a half marathon PR in Carmel Indiana. We knew she could do it, but she just needed someone she trusted by her side.

Why should someone run in your pace group?


I am fun, chatty and reliable. I will get us where we need to go responsibly and I will try my best to make sure we have fun doing it!

Any tips for runners about to join your group?


Don’t two step me. Trust me to do the work.

Anything else you’d like to share?

Not really!


What philanthropic activities do you have?

I wish I had some to list here, but really, I just train and coach other runners and play with my dogs. I really should do more for our community, Especially in Detroit.



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