The 1st QCIM last year was very memorable for me. I was chosen to be one of the pacers for the 21K with the target time of 2:45 and it was my first time to do the job.
This year QCIM, I was asked to be in the league of pacers again but this time for the Full Marathon.
Pacer duty is very a tough job. A pacer job is to run in a steady kilometers. We have to make sure that the runners whose running in our wings meet the target time.
4:00:00 Alipio Narciso / Jeff Abenina / Wilnar Iglesia/
4:15:00 Eric Socrates / Michelle Estuar F
4:30:00 Lester Chuayap / John Jeffrey Avellanosa / Russel Pata
4:45:00 Siosan Baysa F / Chinky Tan F
5:00:00 Albert Henson / Francisco Lapira/ Prince Baltazar/ Carly Dizon/ Chris Ng/Carly Dizon
5:15:00 Jade Lee F / Ronnie Gabriana/ Mar Marilag/Derek “Gab” Gabriel
5:30:00 Nickko Nolasco / George Dolores/
*Carina Manansala/ *Doc Topher Montaos *(Galloway Method)
6:00:00 Dwane David / Robert Rosario/ JJ Layug/ Allen Gasper
2:00:00 Jixee Lagunda/Brando Losaria/Nick Geaga
2:15:00 Tin Ferreira/Ricky Gundran/
2:30:00 Running Diva/Roelle Punzalan/Raymund Canta
2:45:00 Neil Barrios/Marvin Opulencia
3:00:00 Erick Alabastro/RJ Bumanglag
Each pacer will be holding a short 2 feet handled flag instead of balloons which is color-coded and the finish times indicated on each banner which corresponds to their target times. Each target time will have two (2) or more pacers. The "Lead Pacer" will be setting the pace and the "Sweeper" will be on watching and offer support and encouragement to runners who may be dropping off the pace.
The gun start for 42Km will be at 4:30am. So, for those running the Full Marathon they are advice to be at corral before the gun fired off and to seek for their pace marker. And for the 21K, you will be sent off after 30 mins later at 5:00am.
Goodluck!!! and See you on the Road!!!
Credit to Jazzrunner for the info.