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Ed Whitlock Pacers

In honour of Ed Whitlock’s achievements at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, local runners will pace this year’s marathon at three of Ed’s most inspiring record times.

All participants are invited to run with the pacers – look out for the Ed Whitlock pacer signs in the start corrals on race morning.

Nick Croker

Pace: 2:54:49
Record: M 70, set by Ed Whitlock at age 73 in 2004.
Why Nick is running for Ed: What impressed me most about Ed was how he had such a simple, straightforward approach to running. He didn’t need any fancy training plans. He would just go out and put in his time. I use his wisdom in my own training. Running well is just about going out there and running. It doesn’t have to be a complicated sport. When I talked to Ed he was always remarkably humble about his accomplishments. He never thought what he was doing was that impressive. He just raced because he loved it.

Noel Guy

Pace: 3:15:54
Record: M 80, set by Ed Whitlock at age 80 in 2011.
Why Noel is running for Ed: I would like to run in honour of Ed Whitlock because he is a great example to follow, for me and many other people. Fitness is a high priority in my life and Ed ran full marathons pushing himself to the limit! Even as he aged and got older he never gave up, broke records and lived life to the fullest.

Ben Kaplan

Pace: 3:56:38
Record: M 85, set by Ed Whitlock at age 85 in 2016.
Why Ben is running for Ed: I’d like to run for Ed because he represents the best about running. Not just his finishing times, which were incredible, but his disposition, his sense of humour, his demeanour. He didn’t accept sponsorships and he didn’t have a coach. He didn’t have a fancy training program and he ate whatever his wife Brenda cooked. I begged him to write an advice column but he said, “How can I advise other people? I don’t even know if what I’m doing works for me.” Despite holding 36 world records, this is how he saw himself. All of us, runners and non-runners alike, should learn from Ed. He was original.

Marathon Pacers

Jeff Conron

Pacer: 3:05 continuous
Years as a Pacer for STWM: 6 years 2010-2015, 2016

Geoff Richards

Pacer: 3:10 continuous
Years as a Pacer for STWM: 1 year, 2016

Brett Titus

Pacer: 3:15 continuous
Years as a Pacer for STWM: 3 years, 2010-2012

Wei Zhang

Pacer: 3:25 continuous
Years as a Pacer for STWM: 1 year, 2016

Peter Von Euw

Pacer: 3:30 continuous
Years as a Pacer for STWM: 1 year, 2016

Jason Ng

Pacer: 3:35 continuous
Years as a Pacer for STWM: 2 years, 2015-2016

Jon Belcher

Pacer: 3:40 continuous
Years as a Pacer for STWM: 2 years, 2015-2016

Chris Chivers

Pacer: 3:45 continuous
Years as a Pacer for STWM: 5 years, 2012-2016

Yang Zhao

Pacer: 3:50 continuous
Years as a Pacer for STWM: 2 years, 2015-2016

Peng Wei

Pacer: 3:55 continuous
Years as a Pacer for STWM: First time pacing this race

Carla Miceli

Pacer: 4:00 continuous
Years as a Pacer for STWM: 11 years

John Sacco

Pacer: 4:10 continuous
Years as a Pacer for STWM: First time pacing this race

Jack Lee

Pacer: 4:25 continuous
Years as a Pacer for STWM: First time pacing this race

Emma Morgan

Pacer: 4:00 run/walk
Years as a Pacer for STWM: First time pacing this race

Tony Machado

Pacer: 4:10 run/walk
Years as a Pacer for STWM: First time pacing this race

Wayne Du

Pacer: 4:25 run/walk
Years as a Pacer for STWM: First time pacing this race

Duff McLaren

Pacer: 4:40 run/walk
Years as a Pacer for STWM: 4 years, 2007-2008, 2010, 2012

Half Marathon Pacers

Jowenne Herrera

Pacer: 1:30 continuous
Years as a Pacer for STWM: 10 years, 2007-2016

Troy Rowe

Pacer: 1:40 continuous
Years as a Pacer for STWM: 4 years, 2013-2016

Francis Ng

Pacer: 1:45 continuous
Years as a Pacer for STWM: 2 years, 2015-2016

Xi Chen

Pacer: 1:50 continuous
Years as a Pacer for STWM: 3 years, 2014-2016

Anna Chu

Pacer: 2:00 run/walk
Years as a Pacer for STWM: First time pacing this race

Alison Higgins

Pacer: 2:00 run/walk
Years as a Pacer for STWM: First time pacing this race

Kendra Hoskin

Pacer: 2:00 continuous
Years as a Pacer for STWM: First time pacing this race

Nancie Gibson

Pacer: 2:00 continuous
Years as a Pacer for STWM: 1 year, 2016

Brett Kyle

Pacer: 2:15 run/walk
Years as a Pacer for STWM: 9 years, 2007-2013, 2015, 2016

Binky Wu

Pacer: 2:15 run/walk
Years as a Pacer for STWM: 7 years, 2008-2011, 2013-2015

Peter Gatto

Pacer: 2:15 continuous
Years as a Pacer for STWM: 13 years, 2001-2013

Richard Pencer

Pacer: 2:15 continuous
Years as a Pacer for STWM: 10 years, 2007-2016

Sandra Chu

Pacer: 2:30 continuous
Years as a Pacer for STWM: 3 years, 2014-2016

Lapfong Wong

Pacer: 2:30 continuous
Years as a Pacer for STWM: First time pacing this race

Joshua Wong

Pacer: 2:30 run/walk
Years as a Pacer for STWM: 2 years, 2012-2013

Deborah Kershaw

Pacer: 2:30 run/walk
Years as a Pacer for STWM: First time pacing this race

Gary Morgan

Pacer: 2:45 run/walk
Years as a Pacer for STWM: First time pacing this race

Kathryn Mattis

Pacer: 2:45 run/walk
Years as a Pacer for STWM: 1 year, 2016

Kerrie Goodwin

Pacer: 3:00 run/walk
Years as a Pacer for STWM: First time pacing this race