Runner's World Pace Team 2013

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Your pace or mine?

Join the experts from the Runner's World Pace Team and make 2013 the year that you achieve or even smash your race goals. The Runner's World Pace Team, powered by Timex, will be out in force at some of the UK's premier half marathons, helping you get round the course in your target time.

From a 7-minute to an 11-minute mile we take care of the pace so you don't have to. The pacing service is completely free. All you need to do is make sure you are registered for the event and have a race number well in advance.

Join us at six premier UK races in 2013 and get your training on track:

Watford half marathon
(3 February 2013)

Speed along quiet country lanes and prepare for a few hills along the way in this well-established event which starts and finishes at Cassiobury Park.
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Race Your Pace Half-Marathon, Dorney Lake
(16 February 2013)
Discover your perfect pace over four pancake-flat laps around Windsor's Dorney Lake. Not only is this a Olympic Venue, it's also home to Eton College Rowing Club, so spectators can spectate from the plush Boat Club HQ.
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Great North West Half-Marathon, Blackpool
(24 February 2013)

Two-lap half-marathon stretching between the North Pier and Little Bispham, whose flat, out-and-back promenade route combine to give the course cracking PB potential.
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adidas Silverstone Half-Marathon
(3 March 2013)
The Virgin London Marathon's official half-marathon - at the Silverstone Grand Prix Motor Racing Circuit, Northants.

LV Brentwood Half-Marathon
(24 March 2013)
A flat rural run through the countryside of Essex, north of Brentwood - runners will encounter a small incline near the end of the course to test their endurance.
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Virgin London Marathon
(21 April 2013)
It's the big one - the focus of many runners' hard work throughout the winter. The UK's biggest marathon and an unforgettable day as 40,000 runners and over a million spectators take to London's streets.
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What next? Find out more in our pacing Q+A or visit our Virgin London Marathon pacing page. See you there!

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Wow, think the 2 minute pacer might be a bit quick for me to follow

 Timex Race Your Pace Half-Marathon, Dorney Lake, Windsor (6 to 2-minute mile pacing) 

Posted: 19/12/2011 at 16:56

It's 12 min miles!
Posted: 28/12/2011 at 22:14

are all of these races not in England, rather than across the UK?
Posted: 08/01/2012 at 13:24

So are there 5 pacers? 1.25 pace and 8,9,10 and 11 min/miles?

I thought I read somewhere that Silverstone had more - 1.30/1.45/2.00 etc 

Posted: 18/01/2012 at 14:14

Will you be able to provider pacers for the first Milton Keynes Marathon on Sunday 29th April?
Posted: 24/01/2012 at 18:47

Will you be at the Royals Parks half marathon on October 7th?
Posted: 25/01/2012 at 10:36

How about the Edinburgh Marathon on May 27th? Could really do with you guys there!! 

Posted: 29/01/2012 at 17:17

at london marathon are you doing a 3.15 pace maker?
Posted: 02/02/2012 at 17:17

Which start will the pacers be at for VLM? I'm looking for the sub-3:00 group, will the pacers be with the FGFA start?
Posted: 02/02/2012 at 20:42

Would be fab if they were at the mk marathon 
Posted: 02/04/2012 at 19:53

How do you link up with the pacers? I'm looking to run 3:15 at VLM? I can't find any info on this - obviously I have my number now. Thanks
Posted: 09/04/2012 at 16:57

Yes I am not sure how to join? The links don't do anything? I have my number too.

Posted: 13/04/2012 at 10:18

Quote from above about the Brentood half.

A long climb for the first six miles, and then it's downhill all the way to the seafront finish on this atmospheric course lined by cheering crowds. 

People expecting the seaside at Brentwood are going to be disappointed!   Also it's uphill at the end

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 18:31

I followed the 3.30 pacer at London this year. I slipped off the pace for the last 5 miles but it was a massive help in getting my time of 3.37

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 18:15

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