Training for Toohey
Pat Carroll Online & Onland Pacers
This year we are offering pace runners for the 21.1km Half Marathon event. This service will be provided by Pat Carroll Online & Onland.
If you have a desire to complete the 21.1km Half Marathon within a certain time frame, it’s highly likely a Pat Carroll Online & Onland Pacer will be able to assist you greatly. The pace runner facility is offered free to all participants.
Pacers will be available for the following goal times;
- 1hr 30min
- 1hr 40min
- 1hr 50min
- 2hrs 10min
What is a Pacer or Pace Runner?
The 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.
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.
Pace runners will be identifiable throughout the race via their large colour coded helium balloons. Pace runners will offer encouragement to runners throughout the race.
Interested in becoming a Pace Runner?
Pace Runner benefits;
Griffith Sport will cover the costs of entry fees for all pacers.
All pace runners will receive an event singlet.
Requirements of a Pace Runner;
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.
To apply, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Training Tips from our resident Race Caller - Pat Carroll
Pat Carroll was one of Australia's top distance runners in the 80's/90's and holds Queensland Records for Marathon (2.09.39) & Half Marathon (61.11). Pat mentors runners online and also via his South Bank running group PCRG.