Pacing Team EN
The magazine Runner’s World will once again provide its Pacing Team to lead competitors in the full and half-marathon to fast finishing times. These experienced runners will set the speed, give advice, and help runners through difficult moments. Clearly recognizable, the pacing runners will be distributed across the runners based on their targeted finish times. Registration via www.runnersweb.nl will start at the end of August. Participation in the Runner’s World Pacing Team is free.
What is the Runner’s World Pacing Team?
Participants in the Runner’s World Pacing Team run after pacers (pace-setters). The pacers are experienced marathonians and other highly qualified runners who are able to adhere to the smoothest possible running schedule. To get you through difficult moments, they occasionally fall back to join the group to give you some encouragement. Not only are they able to run at a smooth and equal pace, they can also give you tips and advice of inestimable value during the run.
The groups of participants are divided by planned target times. Two pacers run with each marathon pace group andone pacer accompany each pace group during the half-marathon. The pacers will be recognizable by their clothing and a balloon, see below. The color of the balloon is marked with the pace group’s target time. The target time is also indicated on both the front and back of their reflective orange shirts.
Apart from the standard registration fee for the event itself, participation in the Runner’s World Pacing Team is free.
The target times for the marathon are as follows:
3.00, 3.15, 3.30, 3.45, 4.00, 4.15, 4.30, 4.45 and 5.00 hours
and for the Mizuno Half Marathon:
1.35, 1.40, 1.45, 1.50, 1.55, 2.00 and 2.10 hours.
These are the colours with the times that go with them (M = full marathon ; HM = half marathon):
3.00 hours (M) White
3.15 hours (M) / 1.35 hours (HM) Red
3.30 hours (M) / 1.40 hours (HM) Blue
3.45 hours (M) / 1.45 hours (HM) Purple
4.00 hours (M) / 1.50 hours (HM) Green
4.15 hours (M) / 1.55 hours (HM) Orange
4.30 hours (M) / 2.00 hours (HM) Yellow
4.45 hours (M) Pink
5.00 hours (M) / 2.10 hours (HM) White