I’m going to be a pacer at the GSR half marathon!

I got news today that the organisers of the Great Scottish Run want me to be a pacer for the half marathon. 🙂

I was planning on doing the event anyway with a friend of mine Pauline Davies. It’s her first half marathon and she is raising money for CHAS. You can sponsor her a pound or two here if you want to: http://www.justgiving.com/Pauline-Davies1 🙂

I was lucky enough to pace at the Women’s 10k this year and it was great to help so many people keep pace and help some get pbs!

At the 10k I paced at 50 minutes (8 minute miles roughly) and this time I’m running at 2:15 for a half marathon. (10:18 minute miles).

I plan to talk to and try to encourage lots of people along the way. 🙂

Anyone want to come along to the 2:15 party? 🙂

If you want to do 2:15 pace, look out for me and what I think will be a balloon so you can see me (and all the other pacers). I’ll hopefully be wearing a blue race tshirt and a dark blue saltire cape. 🙂

Photo: Woohoo 2 sleeps to and I was dreaming about it last night!

Last thing before I go, I was approached by STV, one of the sponsors of the GSR. They asked if I’d write them a wee Top 10 Tips for the Great Scottish Run. I wrote it last night (an updated version of the other one I posted) and here it is:


It should be on the STV online magazine tomorrow. 😀

Good luck to anyone doing the GSR on Sunday. I hope you enjoy it and please, run and have fun. 🙂

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5 Responses to I’m going to be a pacer at the GSR half marathon!

  1. Sue says:

    Woo hoo!!! Good for you!! I’m doing the 10k but look forward to improving time n distance for the half next year!! Have fun!!! 🙂

  2. Eresin says:

    I signed up to do this half last year after doing the 10k, though through my own laziness I haven’t prepared at all. I plan to run for 2 mins then walk for 1 min repeating for as much of it as I can, so chances are i’ll never catch up to you!

    • lornpearson says:

      Good effort that you’re still doing it. Have you run at all? You might be able to run for longer (and walk for longer) than you’re thinking. Maybe use the phrase, run until you feel tired walk until you feel guilty and don’t put time limits on it? X good luck anyway and have fun x

      • Eresin says:

        Thanks, like I said I did the 10k last year, then another 5k a couple of months after but this year I’ve really done nothing. I don’t have a clue what kind of time I’ll finish in so I have no “time goals” to pressure myself with, just making it to the end before the sweepers will do nicely 😀

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