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Pace Runners

The Pat Carroll Online & Onland Pacers assist participants to their time goals in the 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 holding 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 group will have two (A & B) pace runners:

A Pace Runner

Pacer running to ‘Gun Time’. Gun Time is the time which appears on the finish clock.

B Pace Runner

Pacer running ‘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.

Meet your 2018 Pat Carroll Online & Onland Pace Runners

Get to know the men and women who will be pacing you to a good time in the Gold Coast Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon and Southern Cross University 10km Run. The Pat Carroll Online and Onland Pace Runners provide their tips on staying motivated and how to execute your race day plan.

Gold Coast Marathon Pace Groups

Pace Group Balloon Colour Position Pacers
3 hrs Light Blue Front of Zone A Brett Weick & Ricky Arnold & Simon Wolnizer
3 hrs 10 mins Blue Middle of Zone A Shayne Steenson & Sally Matsubara
3 hrs 20 mins Pink Back of Zone A Anderson Moquiuti & VACANT
3 hrs 30 mins Green Front of Zone B Craig Millikan & Ken Pritchard
3 hrs 40 mins White Middle of Zone B Erin Wallace & Corina Black & Humberto Alvarez
3 hrs 50 mins Red Back of Zone B Craig Mann & Megan Inge
4 hrs Black Front of Zone C Andy Baxter & Steve Gamble
4 hrs 15 mins Yellow Back of Zone C Andrew Smyth & Justin Russ
4 hrs 30 mins Orange Front of Zone D Craig Lyons & VACANT
4 hrs 45 mins Lime Green Between the 4:30 & 5hr pacers Peter Large & VACANT
5 hrs Fuchsia Middle of Zone D Maurice Gregory & VACANT

Meet your pacers

ASICS Half Marathon Pace Groups

Pace Group Balloon Colour Position Pacers
1 hr 24mins Light Blue Front of Zone A Simon Foster & VACANT
1 hr 30 mins Blue Middle of Zone A Jarrod Gibson & Benson Harrington
1 hr 40 mins Green Back of Zone A Pat Carroll & Andrew Stolz & Thanuj Kumar
1 hr 50 mins Red Middle of Zone B Scotty Roberts & Paul Dack & Rob McConnell
2 hrs Black Front of Zone C Theresa Fabian & Claire Bellenger & David Jackson
2 hrs 10 mins Yellow Middle of Zone C Jodie Teixeira & Wenx Hansen & Joel Lim
2 hrs 20 mins Orange Front of Zone D Ian Fabian & Mal Grimmett

Meet Your Pacers

Southern Cross University 10km Run Pace Groups

Pace Group Balloon Colour Position Pacers
40 mins Light Blue Front of Zone A Daniel James & Anderson Moquiuti
50 mins Red Front of Zone B Steve Fairbanks & Scotty Roberts & Jarrod Gibson
60 mins Black Front of Zone C Regan Tare & Libby Maxwell & Bruce Hargreaves
1 hr 10 mins (NEW) Yellow Front of Zone D Paul Relf & Joel Lim

Meet Your Pacers

 

Register to run in a pace group

Want to be a pacer in 2018?

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. Contact Pat Carroll for more information.

Apply for a pace runner role

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