RW Pacing: Meet The Pacers

The Runner's World pacing teams have been leading runners to their target times for seven years. Here are some of the experienced faces you can expect to see leading Runner's World groups this year.

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Pete Marsh Pete has been a stalwart of our faster pace groups for several years now and is famed for his metronomic pace judgement. A sub-3 pacer for some years, Pete paced our 7-minute milers in the build-up to London 2005 and he'll be leading this group on April 17, assisted by David 'Teddy' Edwards.
Andy Murray If you were at the Bath Half Marathon in 2004 and saw a man running with a stick, you saw Andy Murray. (Rain and wind had destroyed his pacing flag.) Andy has successfully paced for RW for many years and is a member of Dulwich Runners - a hotbed of pacing talent! He'll be leading our 8:00-milers at London 2005 with the help of Howard Goldsmith.
Barry Dabrowski If anything needs hurdling during the marathon, Barry’s your man – he was once a top steeplechaser. Now prefering races much longer than 3000m, Barry is another Dulwich runner who’s helped us out many a time. 9:00 is his London 2005 pace.
Neil Tillott London 2004 was be RW Advertising Sales Executive Neil’s first marathon as a pacer, but judging by how much he enjoyed it, it won’t be his last! He has a PB of 3:26, and he's leading one of our 9-minute/mile groups.
Steven Seaton RW Editor Steven Seaton has specialised in ultra-running for the last few years, so he’s more comfortable than ever at marathon distance. In 2004, he's leading the 10-minute miling group home at the London Marathon.
Rob Spedding Runner’s World Deputy Editor certainly talks a good marathon. And his PB of 3:22 means he can just about run one too. In 2004, he ran in the middle of the pack with runners looking to beat 4:30, but this year he's helping out all of you running 11-minute miling.
Ross Preston Running 26.2 miles unencumbered by a heavy rucksack and standard-issue boots was a welcome relief to Royal Marine Ross. He led an 11-minute/miling group in 2004 and he's doing the same this year.

Alison Hamlett
Runner's World's senior writer Alison ran her marathon PB of 3:42 in Beirut last year. This year she's paced in Richmond Park and Liverpool and can't wait to lead you round the streets of London at 10-minute miling.

Jane Newman
Jane is a previous winner of the Himalayan 100 Mile Stage race, so 26.2 miles should be a breeze. And if you tweak something on the way round as she paces you to a sub 4:30 time, don't worry as she's a chartered physiotherapist too!

Elizabeth Hufton
This will be Elizabeth's first London Marathon as a pacer and she's leading the run/walk group. Don't worry, though, our editorial assistant won't get lost as she's run it before in an impressive 3:52.