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Pace Runners

The Pat Carroll Online & Onland Pacers assist participants to their time goals in the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon and Southern Cross University 10km Run. Pacers are experienced runners who aim to maintain an even pace throughout the race with the goal to have you finishing slightly faster (30 seconds or so) than your goal time.

For easy visibility, the pace runners will be carrying a coloured balloon and a goal time sign high amongst the starting runners. Each pace runner will also wear a singlet with the goal time marked on the back. It’s important to know the start zone your pace runner will be in and ensure you choose the same start zone when you enter so you can start the race near your pace runner.

Each pace time will have at least two pace runners who will lead the pace (off net-time) whilst guiding & motivating you throughout the race.

Pacers will run to the ‘Net Time’ (also called ‘Chip Time’). Net Time is the time it takes you to complete the distance once you’ve crossed the start line. Note: Due to participant numbers, it may take several minutes to cross the start line after the gun is fired.

Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon Pace Times

Pace Group Balloon Colour Position Pacers
3 hrs Light Blue Front of Zone A Ricky Arnold & Jake Davis  
3 hrs 10 mins Blue Middle of Zone A Emmanuel Vergara & Dean Robinson     
3 hrs 20 mins Pink Back of Zone A Rob Drysdale & Peter Jones      
3 hrs 30 mins Green Front of Zone B Thomas Lee & Jarrod Gibson
3 hrs 40 mins White Middle of Zone B Corinna Black & Rick Quadrio
3 hrs 50 mins Red Back of Zone B John Brereton & Matt Crawford
4 hrs Lime Green Front of Zone C Tim Shakespeare & Darrell Giles
4 hrs 15 mins Yellow Middle of Zone C Andre Potgieter & Greer Wilson
4 hrs 30 mins Orange Front of Zone D Ervin Chan & Shelley Marie
4 hrs 45 mins Lime Green Between the 4:30 & 5hr pacers Thomas Brown & David Rogers  
5 hrs Purple Middle of Zone D John Moloney & Shane Dicinoski
5 hrs 30 mins Light Blue Between the 5hr & 6hr pacers Maurice Gregory & Allen Tongol
6 hrs Green Between the 5:30 & Chaser pacers Craig Stephens & Rhys Drummond
Chaser (6hrs 40mins)* Blue Back of Zone D Bruce Hargreaves & Geoff Pearce

*Chaser will run to gun time.

ASICS Half Marathon Pace Times

Pace Group Balloon Colour Position Pacers
1 hr 24mins Light Blue Front of Zone A John Moloney & Ethan Pham
1 hr 30 mins Blue Middle of Zone A Michael Cacciola & David Loader
1 hr 40 mins Green Back of Zone A Simon Foster & Thanuj Kumar
1 hr 50 mins Red Front of Zone B Pat Carroll, Stephanie Lu & Humberto Alvarez        
2 hrs Lime Green Front of Zone C Ryan Bennett & Sally Matsubara
2 hrs 10 mins Yellow Front of Zone D Jenn Muir & Jodie Cumner
2 hrs 20 mins Orange Front of Zone E Hung Pham & Regan Tare
Chaser (3hrs 20mins)* Purple Back of Zone E Carmel Grashuis & VACANT

*Chaser will run to gun time.

Southern Cross University 10km Run Pace Times

Pace Group Balloon Colour Position Pacers
40 mins Light Blue Front of Zone A Michael Cacciola & Matt Miller     
50 mins Red Front of Zone B Pat Carroll, Simon Foster & Kiarne
60 mins Lime Green Front of Zone C Vanessa Alvaro & Hayley Sinton
1 hr 10 mins Yellow Front of Zone D Jodie Cumner & Tina Adams

 

Want to be a pacer in 2022?

To adequately carry out the pace runner role you’ll need to be able to comfortably run the pace you’ve nominated for. You also need to be prepared to offer encouragement and motivate runners. All pace runners will receive a race entry to their designated race and a pacer singlet.

Apply for a pace runner role

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