2013 Gold Coast Airport Marathon
Pat Carroll Online & Onland Pace Runners
The Gold Coast Airport Marathon will be providing pace runners at the 2013 Gold Coast Airport Marathon on July 7, in both the Marathon and Asics Half Marathon. I’ll be sponsoring the pace runner concept and the pace runners will be known as the “Pat Carroll Online & Onland Pacers”.
If you have a desire to complete the Half Marathon or Marathon within a certain time frame it’s highly likely a Pat Carroll Online & Onland pace runner will be able to assist you greatly. The pace runner facility is offered free to all participants.
Peter Gangemi was thrilled with how the 4hr pace runners took control @ the Coast:
I just wanted to say the two 4hr pacesetters were simply outstanding in their work, in particular the Keith. I was sitting about 90 seconds off the group for the first 20km and made the effort to catch up by 28km and without doubt his energy and motivation got me over the line in under four hours yesterday. His tips although perhaps obvious – like small steps over the Southport bridge, sitting up to ensure everyone got drinks, not going ahead at 30km or you will blow up at 37 – were very good as well for those who were running their first (I learned the hard way in my first Marathon in Sydney 2009!). I hope this man got multiple medals for his work!
Pat Carroll Online & Onland pace runners will do their best to maintain an even pace throughout the entire race with the aim to have you finishing slightly faster (30sec or so) than the pace groups relevant target time.
Each pace group will have two (A & B) pace runners:
A: Pacer runner positioned at the front of the pace group and will be locked into “Gun Time”. This being the time appearing on the finish clock.
B: Pace runner positioned at the rear of the group and will be locked into “Chip Time”. This being the time it takes you to complete the distance once you’ve crossed the start line.
Half Marathon: 1.24/ 1.30/ 1.40/ 1.50/2hrs/2.10/2.20
Marathon: 2.20/3hrs/3.15 /3.30 /3.45 /4hrs /4.15/4.30
2013 Pace Runners
Half Marathon (A pace runner is named first)
|1.24||Gerard Balnaves & Troy Lethlean|
|1.30|| David Coombs & Andrew Stolz
|1.40|| Pat Carroll & Damien Fall
|1.50||Damien Jeffery & Julie Smith|
|2hrs||Claire Bellenger & Theresa Fabian|
|2.10||Paul Ewing & Reg Hogan|
|2.20||Tom Bellgardt & Bree Wilson|
Marathon (A pace runner is named first)
|3.30|| Adam Stokes & Jordan Bishop
|3.45||Les Tobin & Martin Schot|
|4hrs||Keith Hong & Craig Lyons|
|4.15||Mark Emr & Andrew Smyth|
|4.30||Bruce Hargreaves & Carol Wingreen|
Brisbane registration centre
Gold Cost Airport Marathon Expo (Pat Carroll Online & Onland booth)
Registration is not compulsory however this does allow us to keep track of how successful the pace runner concept is. All runners who register will receive a wrist band with km splits noted.
Pace runners will be assembled in the start area 15min prior to race start and will be holding a large sign depicting the relevant finish time they’ll be achieving. There’ll also be stationary signs at various points at the sides of the start area.
Pace runners will be identifiable throughout the race via their pace runner singlets and also by large helium balloons.
Pace runners will offer encouragement to runners throughout the race.
Apply to be a Pat Carroll Online & Onland pace runner:
Take me to Pace Runner Application
I wish you all the best with your preparation for the Half Marathon or Marathon and please feel free to take advantage of the services offered by a Pat Carroll Online & Onland pace runner on race day.
If you need help with your campaign: I can assist by being your online mentor. Details here.