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Marathon Pacer Team 2013

Troy Rowe, Markham

Troy Rowe

Marathon Pace Bunny for 3:05 Continuous

Troy has been pacing 10k's, halfs & 30k's over the last few years and paced his first 3:05 marathon in the spring of 2013 at the Goodlife Marathon. Now pacing his 1st Waterfront Marathon! He really enjoys pacing steady K's and seeing fellow runners achieve their goals and cross the finish line in time. He has completed 10 marathons including Boston three times, and finished his first Ironman at Mont Tremblant in 2012.

Peter von Euw, Oakville

Peter von Euw

Marathon Pace Bunny for 3:10 Continuous

Pacing his 9th Waterfront Marathon! Virtually a professional pace bunny with many dozens of races done. Has been a big supporter of Team in Training, raising thousands of $ for them. Also enjoys Ironman, completing his 5th one at IM Canada in 2011. "Peter Rabbit" is known to consistently be within a minute of his pace time. Peter feels privileged to be completing his 50th marathon in his 50th year at this year's Waterfront.

Jeff Conron, Toronto

Jeff Conron

Marathon Pace Bunny for 3:15 Continuous

Three-time Boston marathon finisher. Jeff has been a pace-bunny for STWM since 2010 and returns for a second time as a pace fairy for the Midsummer Night's Run this year. Jeff is looking forward to meeting and pacing new people to their BQ's on race day.

Daniel Mackinnon, Pickering

Daniel Mackinnon

Marathon Pace Bunny for 3:25 Continuous

Daniel ran his first ever marathon at Scotia 2004. At 7k into that race, he found himself running beside an old man with long grey hair, and everyone seemed to know his name — Ed Whitlock. Ed was on his way to a world age record 2:54 and Daniel was going to learn a huge lesson about even pacing and going out too fast. This will be Daniel's 8th time pacing Scotia. He is training for a 2:45 marathon this fall.

Larry Bradley, Mississauga

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Marathon Pace Bunny for 3:30 Continuous

Chris Chivers, Milton

Chris Chivers

Marathon Pace Bunny for 3:35 Continuous

Pacing his 2nd Waterfront Marathon but has participated five times. He was thrilled to have finished within 47 seconds of his pace time in 2012. Veteran of 28 marathons. His three most memorable running experiences: qualifying for and participating in the 2010 Boston Marathon, running his personal best of 3:04 in Victoria, BC and completing the 2013 Bermuda Triangle Challenge this past January. A proud and honoured Running Room Marathon Clinic Instructor since 2011.

Fred Bianchi, Richmond Hill

Fred Bianchi

Marathon Pace Bunny for 3:40 Continuous

Pacing his 2nd Waterfront Marathon and 4th time as a marathon bunny in his 18th marathon. Others include New York, Ottawa, Las Vegas and a Boston three-peat. Running Mantra = "It's all about the after run coffee." Running since grade school cross-country. No one has told him when to stop. Boston is this way…Let's Go!

Brian Letourneau

Brian Letourneau

Marathon Pace Bunny for 3:45 Continuous

Brian is thrilled to return to Waterfront where he ran a personal best in 2010, punching his ticket to run Boston for a second time and New York City. Brian has run 10 marathons since his first in 2007 and in September added a half-ironman to his resume. When Brian's not running, he's playing keyboards in a hobby rock band. Favourite song? What else..."Born to Run" by the Boss!

David Wiltshire, Toronto

David Wiltshire

Marathon Pace Bunny for 3:45 Run/Walk

Has run 7 marathons in the last 18 months! Helped pace a 62-year-old lady to a Boston qualifying time in 2011. Qualified himself in 2012 and then ran the 2013 Boston in 3:09:53! Also an avid cyclist & football (soccer) fan. Motto: "One foot in front of the other…"

Carla Miceli, Oakville

Carla Miceli

Marathon Pace Bunny for 3:55 Continuous

Pacing her 8th Waterfront Marathon in addition to 3 other marathons. Carla is a three-time Canadian National 100K road race female champion (2007, 2008 and 2010). She's also been on the Canadian National 100K race team since 2005 and participated in World Cup events representing Canada in Japan, South Korea and Italy.

David Manuel, Beamsville

David Manuel

Marathon Pace Bunny for 4:00 Continuous

Pacing his 5th Scotiabank Marathon. Completed 56 marathons. Frequent Running Room instructor/speaker. Proud member of the Grimsby Lollygaggers (veteran runners committed to endlessly discussing their ailments).

Mark Wigmore, Ottawa

Mark Wigmore

Marathon Pace Bunny for 4:00 Run/Walk

Pacing his 7th Scotiabank Marathon. Is the Pace Team Organizer at Ottawa Race Weekend and Army Run. Completed 27 Marathons. Stopped running for 20 years—good thing otherwise he would have run some crazy number of marathons.

Colin Arnott, Whitby

Colin Arnott

Marathon Pace Bunny for 4:10 Continuous

His 1st marathon was the Toronto Wang marathon in 1987 and he's run well over 100 marathons since then, all over the world! His PB is 2:48 in Mohawk Hudson in 1989. He's graduated to ultra running and has run five 100-milers. Won the Ultra Slam award last year by finishing 4 of the toughest Ultra races in one season. Has been a pace bunny more than 12 times in races all over Ontario.

Ian Bier, Guelph

Ian Bier

Marathon Pace Bunny for 4:10 Run/Walk

Pacing marathons is Ian's dream job and right up his alley as a high school teacher. He is a busy father of 4 with one more on the way 4 weeks before race day so he may be a bit bleary eyed at the start. His running goal is to keep running marathons every year (this is his 8th) until his kids are old enough to join him. The 4:10 pace should allow him lots of time to show off pictures of his kids on the walk breaks.

Jeff Solomon, Kitchener

Jeff Solomon

Marathon Pace Bunny for 4:25 Run/Walk

Pacing at his sixth Waterfront, Jeff also paces 5 marathons a year for Running Room. He's currently in training for his fourth Ironman. You wouldn't know it but he's a grandfather twice over.

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Half Marathon Pacer Team 2013

Jojo "Bunny" Herrera, Toronto

Jojo Herrera

Half Marathon Pace Bunny for 1:30 Continuous

"When you're racing you're competing with other runners, but with pacing you are coaching other runners." He will be pacing his 7th Scotia Half Marathon! "Through pacing, I've learned a lot from other runners who have used running to overcome adversity." A communications specialist, artist + designer, public servant, volunteer, traveller, swimmer, cyclist and of course a RUNNER. Loves to run to "zen-out" and "de-flate" after a long day at work. Favourite colour to race with: RED.

Bao Lam, Kitchener

Bao Lam

Half Marathon Pace Bunny for 1:40 Continuous

"Looking forward to pacing my 8th Waterfront half marathon! I am at my best when I am running. Running lets me be myself and challenge myself. When the going gets tough, I always think 'If it is to be, it's up to me.' And I really enjoy helping people get to the finish line. Good luck and good running."

Francis Ng, Toronto

Francis Ng

Half Marathon Pace Bunny for 1:45 Run/Walk

Pacing his 5th STWM half marathon. He has completed 14 marathons including Boston and was a finisher of the original 2 marathons, 2 coasts, 6 days, Boston 2 Big Sur Challenge. A tech geek who occasionally wears two watches on training runs, he prides himself on metronomic pacing. Has a weakness for chocolate covered almonds.

Aaron Putman, Ajax

Aaron Putman

Half Marathon Pace Bunny for 1:50 Continuous

An experienced runner who now enjoys duathlons. In the past few years he has moved more towards pacing than racing as he enjoys meeting new people. Paced the 3:30 marathon in Ottawa, the 1:45 at the WIN half marathon, and the 1:40 at GoodLife half marathon this year. In 2011 won the pace bunny "carrot" for pacing a perfect time for the Scotiabank 1:40 half marathon position. Aaron will chat with you on the run but won't take offense if you're not into it.

Anna Chu, Toronto

Anna Chu

Half Marathon Pace Bunny for 2:00 Run/Walk

Pacing her 6th Waterfront! Loves the energetic atmosphere and memories that come from racing and pacing marathons, half-marathons and any race with a souvenir at the finish line, as well as being able to eat for two and even three afterwards. Aims to step foot, and run, even if only for a bus, on every continent. Travel tips welcome.

Brett Kyle, Stratford

Brett Kyle

2nd Half Marathon Pace Bunny #2 for 2:00 Run/Walk

Veteran of 15 marathons including 3 Bostons and has participated in almost 100 races! Did first triathlon last summer and ultimately a full Ironman is on the bucket list! Loves to pace and help others reach their running goals. Has done the "Warrior Dash" and "Tough Mudder". Main reason for running is to eat!

Richard Pencer, Toronto

Richard Pencer

Half Marathon Pace Bunny for 2:00 Continuous

A Scotiabank pacer since 2007. He learned the importance of pacing years ago when he got passed in his first 5k by an old fat guy. Now his goal is to be the old fat guy! Known for his fondness of knee high lime green compression socks. Happy running.

Wendy Chen, Markham

Wendy Chen

2nd Half Marathon Pace Bunny #2 for 2:00 Continuous

Third time pacing at Scotiabank Waterfront. Proud finisher of four World Major Marathons. A Longboat Roadrunners Club member and also a Running Rat. Favourite marathon: Berlin Marathon. Next marathons: London and Tokyo.

Kyla Werrett, Mississauga

Kyla Werrett

Half Marathon Pace Bunny for 2:15 Run/Walk

She has a passion for running and encouraging others to lead active lives. Seeing you cross the finish line on your time goal brings a smile to her face and touches her heart. A veteran of many 1/2 marathons (Scotiabank several times), a marathon and many triathlons. A marketing specialist who also likes to hike, camp, read books and enjoy her friends' company.

Joshua Wang

Joshua Wang

Half Marathon Pace Bunny #2 for 2:15 Run/Walk

Recreational runner / pacer, dragonboat coach, and avid CrossFitter.

Binky Wu, Whitby

Binky Wu

Half Marathon Pace Bunny for 2:15 Continuous

Three-time Boston finisher. Triathlete, finisher of Ironman Lake Placid and several Ironman 70.3 races. Clinical Dietitian with frequent sports nutrition talks at Running Room. Pacer of half marathons in Ottawa, Peterborough and GoodLife Toronto. Pacer for STW half since 2008 and thrilled to be pacing again.

Peter Gatto, Toronto

Peter Gatto

2nd Half Marathon Pace Bunny for 2:15 Continuous

Waterfront Pacer 8 times! Has done 5 marathons including NYC. Lost count of how many halves over the last 10 years. 13-year member of the Hogtown Hash House Harriers (A drinking club with a running problem). Ran the Sporting life 10k with his daughter and she kicked his butt.

Janet Ward, Barrie

Janet Ward

Half Marathon Pace Bunny for 2:30 Run/Walk

Veteran of several Scotiabank Half Marathons, 2 Ultras and 16 Full Marathons including Iceland. Taught 12 running clinics including: Learn to Run, 10K and Full and Half Marathon. Looks forward to pacing her 7th Scotiabank Half.

Sandra Chu

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Half Marathon Pace Bunny for 2:30 Continuous

Pacing at Waterfront for the fifth time!

Shawna Rossi, Toronto

Shawna Rossi

Half Marathon Pace Bunny for 2:45 Run/Walk

Running Room Coach and 16-time half marathon Pace Bunny plus has done 7 fulls and over 40 half marathons. Runs for bling. Triathlete and Ironman 70.3 Muskoka finisher. Known as the Fashionista Running Chick. Easily transitions from 6 inch stilettos into running shoes.

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