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Pace Runners

The Pat Carroll Online & Onland Pacers will be available to assist participants reach their goals in the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon and Southern Cross University 10km Run.

The Pat Carroll Online & Onland Pacers are experienced runners who will aim to maintain an even pace throughout the entire race with the goal to have you finishing slightly faster (30 seconds or so) than the relevant target time.

For easy visibility, the pace runners will be holding a coloured balloon and goal time sign high amongst the starting runners. Each pace runner will also wear a singlet with the goal time marked on the back.

Please take particular note of which start zone the pacers will be starting in. If you are aiming for a particular time please make sure the start zone you enter reflects this so you can line up close to your pace runner.

Start Zones are designed to ensure that everyone gets a smooth start at the beginning of the race, so faster runners are not caught up behind slower runners.

Each pace group will have two (A & B) pace runners.

A Pace Runner

Pace runner running to “Gun Time“. This being the time appearing on the finish clock.

B Pace Runner

Pace runner running “Net Time“(also called “Chip Time”). This being the time it takes you to complete the distance once you’ve crossed the start line (note it may take several minutes to actually cross the start line after the gun is fired).

Gold Coast Airport Marathon Pace Groups

Pace Group Balloon Colour Position A Pace Runner B Pace Runner Join Pace Group
3 hrs Light Blue Front of Zone A Brett Weick Daniel Ramage Join
3 hrs 10 mins Blue Middle of Zone A Shayne Steenson Ricky Arnold Join
3 hrs 20 mins Pink Back of Zone A Thomas Robertson Sally Saeko Join
3 hrs 30 mins Green Front of Zone B Craig Millikan Keith Hong Join
3 hrs 40 mins White Middle of Zone B Hayden Allsop Corinna Black
Join
3 hrs 50 mins Red Back of Zone B Erin Wallace Paul Dack Join
4 hrs Black Front of Zone C Craig Mann Sam Little Join
4 hrs 15 mins Yellow Back of Zone C Andy Steele Guy Roberts Join
4 hrs 30 mins Orange Front of Zone D Bruce Hargreaves Maurice Gregory Join
4 hrs 45 mins Lime Green Between the 4:30 & 5hr pacers Peter Large Jake Malby Join
5 hrs Fuchsia Middle of Zone D Justin Russ Teresa Cheung Join

ASICS Half Marathon Pace Groups

Pace Group Balloon Colour Position A Pace Runner B Pace Runner Join Pace Group
1 hr 24mins Light Blue Front of Zone A Adrian Fisher Daniel James Join
1 hr 30 mins Blue Middle of Zone A Jarrod Gibson Benson Harrington Join
1 hr 40 mins Green Back of Zone A Pat Carroll Andrew Stolz & Thanuj Kumer Join
1 hr 50 mins Red Middle of Zone B Steve Gamble  Andy Baxter Join
2 hrs Black Front of Zone C Theresa Fabian Claire Bellenger & David Jackson Join
2 hrs 10 mins Yellow Middle of Zone C Mal Grimmett Joel Lim & Wenx Hansen Join
2 hrs 20 mins Orange Front of Zone D Ian Fabian David Jaffe Join

Southern Cross University 10km Run Pace Groups

Pace Group Balloon Colour Position A Pace Runner B Pace Runner Join Pace Group
40 mins Light Blue Front of Zone A Keith Hong VACANT Join
50 mins Red Front of Zone B Pat Carroll Jarrod Gibson & Steve Fairbanks Join
60 mins Black Front of Zone C Libby Maxwell  Jodie Teixeira Join

Thanuj Jumar

Want to become a Pat Carroll Online and Onland Pacer?

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 in your pack. All pace runners will receive an entry and singlet.

Apply for a pace runner role


Join a pace group

Join a pace group by submitting your details below and receive a free pace band for your goal time and race.

Once registered please visit the pace runner booth and collect your free pace wristband from the Check In Centre and ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo when picking up your race number.

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