Pace Team

Are you interested in running a specific time or perhaps a personal best for your half marathon?  We plan to have pacers for the following time goals:  1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, and 2:30

1:30 Pacer (6:52 per mile) in Wave 1

Name:  Kyle Petty
Home: Sacramento
Age: 33
Occupation: Teacher
Date and name of first Half Marathon: Cowtown 2008
Number of Half Marathons completed: 14-ish
Number of Shamrock’n Half Marathons completed: 5. I've run 2, and paced 3.
Half Marathon PR: 1:17:43
Event finish(es) of which you are most proud and why: I somehow managed to win the Run on the Sly 50k. It was only my second ultra, and I still can't believe it actually happened.
Other pacing experiences: Shamrock'n 2011, 2012, 2014. I also paced the 2012 and 2014 Women's Fitness Festival 5k, and the 2013 Women's Fitness Festival Half Marathon.
Other hobbies: Cooking, stroller jogging, and reading.
Anything else you think your Pace Group would like to know about you: I'm a chatty pacer, but that doesn't mean I need you to respond if you want to conserve your breath. Stay focused on your goals and we'll have a great run together--that is until you drop me at the end!


1:40 Pacer (7:37 per mile) in Wave 1

Name:  Heather 
Home: Santa Cruz (Sacramento now)
Age: 41
Occupation: Doctor 
Date and name of first Half Marathon: Shamrock'n 2010

Number of Half Marathons completed:
  11

Number of Shamrock’n Half Marathons completed:
 3

Half Marathon PR: 
 1:28

Event finish(es) of which you are most proud and why:
  Urban Cow half marathon 2013 when I broke 1:30, with the help of a good pacer

Other pacing experiences:
  first time

Other hobbies:
  besides running, being a mom and chauffeuring my kids to various sporting events, I also like hiking and camping

Anything else you think your Pace Group would like to know about you:
  I know how helpful a pacer can be (or not be unfortunately) and I hope I can help get everyone in my group across the finish at 1:40 and maybe a smile on their face


1:50 Pacers(8:23 per mile) in Wave 1

Name:  John Walsh
Home: Sacramento 
Age: 42
Occupation: Real Estate
Date and name of first Half Marathon: Shamrock 2008
Number of Half Marathons completed: 5
Number of Shamrock’n Half Marathons completed: 2
Half Marathon PR:  1:31:46
Event finish(es) of which you are most proud and why:  I have run Big Sur Marathon 5x's
Other pacing experiences:  Zoo Zoom 5k
Other hobbies: Fly-fishing, Mountaineering, Trail Running

Name:  Jeremy Donati
Home: 
West Sacramento, CA


Date and name of first Half Marathon: 
10/7/12- Urban Cow
Number of Half Marathons completed: 
9
Number of Shamrock’n Half Marathons completed: 
3
Half Marathon PR:  
1:36:57
Event finish(es) of which you are most proud and why: 
Completing American River 50-miler in 2015
Other pacing experiences: 
Shamrock'n 2015 (1:50 pace group) and Nike Womens Fitness Festival 5K. 
Other hobbies: 
Enjoying life outdoors.



2:00 Pacer (9:09 per mile) in Wave 1

Name:  Christeen Mazza
Home:Rio Linda
Age: 48
Occupation:  Commercial Real Estate Lender with Wells Fargo
Date and name of first Half Marathon:Shamrock’n 2007
Number of Half Marathons completed:22
Number of Shamrock’n Half Marathons completed:6
Half Marathon PR: 1:40:55
Event finish(es) of which you are most proud and why:My very first marathon was the Nike Women’s Marathon in 2006.  I had never run before, so completing the training and the marathon was a huge accomplishment.  Then I was hooked and I have completed 11 marathons since then.
Other pacing experiences:  Shamrock’n 2:00 pace group in 2015.
Other hobbies:  When I am not running, in the gym or cycling I enjoy golfing.
Anything else you think your Pace Group would like to know about you:  I like to start planning my post run meal around mile 10, so If you are running with me I will be talking about food for the last 3 miles! 


Name: 
 Steve O'Donnell
Home: Orangevale, CA
Age: 38
Occupation: Physical Therapist
Date and name of first Half Marathon:2007 Avenue of the Vines 
Number of Half Marathons completed: 16
Number of Shamrock’n Half Marathons completed: 3
Half Marathon PR:  1:36:19
Event finish(es) of which you are most proud and why: CIM 2013, my marathon PR. Urban Cow 2013 my Half PR. Both races I trained hard, prepared well race week and executed a great race. Eugene Marathon 2014 and Mammoth Half Marathon 2014, my worst race at each distance. I trained adequately but had horrible days, most proud because despite it all I finished them. Overlook 50k 2015, my first “Ultra"
Other pacing experiences:  None
Other hobbies:  Camping, Hiking, Trail Running, craft beer
Anything else you think your Pace Group would like to know about you:  Unlike my 2:00 pacing partner who is planning her post run meal the last 3 miles I will be planning out my post run beer


2:10 Pacer (9:55 per mile) in Wave 2

Name:  Andrew
Home:
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Half Marathon PR: 
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2:20 Pacer (11:26/mile) in Wave 2

Name:  Clare Henderson
Home: Shingle Springs, CA
Age: 28
Occupation: Tasting Room Manager
Date and name of first Half Marathon: San Francisco 1st Half Marathon in 2008
Number of Half Marathons completed: That's a tough question. My guestimate would be 20+
Number of Shamrock’n Half Marathons completed:  4
Half Marathon PR: 1:40:39
Event finish(es) of which you are most proud and why: I am most proud of my first marathon EVER. I didn't prepare for CIM 2012 AT ALL. The furthest I had ever run in my life at that point was 14 miles and I was currently running about 6 miles a day. I decided to run CIM about three days before the event. I had a lot of people tell me it wasn't possible and only a handful of people rooting for me. I ended up running the entire thing in 4:54:27. I knew at that moment in time, I could do whatever I put my mind to. My very next marathon was an entire hour faster.
Other pacing experiences: My favorite races to pace are trail races. They are more like weekend adventures to me!
Other hobbies: When I am not running off my calories and I am cooking up all kinds of fun meals!
Anything else you think your Pace Group would like to know about you: I may not be the fastest  but I am definitely determined.