Meet the man behind RacePacing: Dan Afshar

In this “meet the pacers” section, we talk to RacePacing co-founder and also the founder of running brand Xempo, Dan Afshar who has run over a hundred marathons and ultras, as well as many of the best known, and not quite so well known half marathons in the UK. How did RacePacing come about? It […]

Pacer Spotlight: Alex Radford

Pacer Spotlight: Alex Radford Introducing another member of our pacing community. Alex was part of our Maidenhead Half Marathon pacing team, bringing home runners in under 1h40. An experienced runner, he started over eight years ago and run-commutes to and from work every day. He’ll be running his eighth marathon later this year, with a 24-hour endurance race on […]

Pacer Spotlight: Greg Allin

Pacer Spotlight: Greg Allin As we look to our first September pacing event this weekend, we’d like to introduce one of the pacing team for the Maidenhead Half. Greg has been running for six years, after a growing family forced him to quit the gym and grab his trainers instead. He spoke to us about […]

Elite Pacer spotlight: Tom Payn

Elite Pacer spotlight: Tom Payn If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a pacer for elite athletes, this post is for you. Elite pacer, Tom Payn (aka Kiprop), kindly took a break from all his running and pacing to talk to us. Here’s what he had to say about how he got into […]

Pacer Spotlight: Paul Addicott

Pacer Spotlight: Paul Addicott In our new pacer spotlight, we talk to Paul Addicott about all things running, pacing and racing. He’s an experienced flag runner (with London Marathon and the Royal Parks Half among many others, under his pacing belt already), with plenty of brilliant advice. In particular, why you should trust your pacer! 1) Which PBs […]

Pacer Spotlight: Jen Slater

Jen, one of our community members recalls her first experience of pacing a friend. One of my most rewarding half marathons was over an hour and a half longer than my fastest. The terrain wasn’t technical, the weather was perfect and the hills were far from brutal. I didn’t get ill, pick up an injury […]

Pacer Spotlight: Chris Baker

Pacer Spotlight: Chris Baker This Sunday, the Race Pacing team, along with Xempo, will be pacing at the Swansea Half Marathon. This race is a scenic coastal half marathon, which runs from the city to the sea. Following a successful inaugural event, the Swansea Half Marathon was voted highly commended for best event in Swansea […]