Name: Wael Sammur
Favorite Race: Road – Lincoln Marathon, Trail – Rocky Raccoon 50/100 mile run
Favorite Pre-race Meal: Pizza for lunch and pasta for dinner.
Why You’re Pacing: because I am having fun helping people and seeing first timers take on a marathon and finish it.
Name: Pamela Paterson
Favorite Race: Pikes Peak Ascent
Favorite Pre-race Meal: Grilled Salmon, Asparagus and Wild Rice
Why You’re Pacing: When I ran my marathon a good friend of mine ran the last 7 miles with me, I don’t think I would have made it without her encouragement, so I want to do the same for others, I want to pay it forward in the hopes that everyone running will feel the sheer joy of their accomplishment for there is no better feeling than crossing the finish line of a race.
Name: Dave Cunningham
Favorite Race: Avenue of the Giants
Favorite Pre-race Meal: Spaghetti and meat sauce, rolls and salad.
Why You’re Pacing: It’s more fun to help others!
Name: Bob Schluben
Favorite Race: Marine Corps Marathon
Favorite Pre-race Meal: Spaghetti
Why You’re Pacing: I love to help other runners reach their goals
Name: Karla Gregg
Favorite Race: Pikes Peak Marathon and Ironman Coeur d’Alene
Favorite Pre-race meal: I don’t have anything specific that I eat. Generally pasta and chicken the night before and applesauce, banana and oatmeal race morning.
Why are you pacing: I’m really excited about pacing! I’ve done over 20 marathons and paced several individuals during their marathons. I just think it’s really fun to be part of the marathon and encourage others along on their marathon journey. The Houston pace team was a great in helping me achieve a PR and I’m honored to return the favor.
Name: Steve Harris
Favorite Race: Hospital Hill
Favorite Pre-Race Meal: Pasta (of course)
Why You’re Pacing: Pacers have helped me achieve my goals in the past and I love being able to give back by helping others achieve their goals. I also feel as a pacer I can help everyone run their best race and encourage those who need a little extra motivation.