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Pace Groups

Iron Girl would like to thank Fit2Run for sponsoring our 2015 pace groups. 

What are “Pacers”?

A person or team that helps you achieve your running goal by setting a consistent pace during the event. They help you avoid going out too fast, help you maintain a steady pace, then help motivate you to the finish.

Verizon Iron Girl Clearwater will have pacers for the Half Marathon that range every 10 minutes from 1:40 through 2:50. Each pacer will have a sign indicating their estimated finish time. To run with the pace group, simply introduce yourself to the pacer on race morning. Don't be shy, our pacers are friendly and happy to help in anyway they can!

Meet the Pacers

1:40 Pace Group 

Chris Sorrick

Chris Sorrick: In West Pasco County not born, but raised. On the track is where I spent most of my days. Running out, pacing, chasing all cool All racing in the fall for my school When a bunch of guys who were so good Starting making me believe that I could I got one little taste, I was never scared I thought 'I need to get moving, who knew I'd care'  

Chris Trebilcock
Chris Trebilcock: In 2002 I started running in high school to stay in shape for soccer. 13 years later and running has brought me to State podiums, a NCAA Conference Champion, NCAA Region champion and NCAA national qualifier. Running has allowed me to meet some amazing people and visit breathtaking places. I’m currently a member of The Nike Sponsored Fit2Run Elite Team and work in the Fit2Run Tampa location. See you out on the course!

1:50 Pace Group 

Sean Barry
Sean Barry: Sean has been running since the spring of 2008. He began as a casual 5k runner, but after enduring a few difficult half-marathons he began to love the longer distances more and more. In late 2013 he began working his dream job in run-specialty at Fit2Run in Tampa, FL. Sean also works with the training groups that are operated through the store where he enjoys seeing people grow from barely being able to run a mile to completing half and marathons. "Being able to change people's lives for the better is my favorite part of my job!"
David Stead 

David Stead: I grew up in Indiana and pole vaulted for Indiana University. I moved down to Tampa where my wife got me into endurance sports. I started with 5k’s and worked my way up to a marathon. During my time running I found a passion for triathlons and have completed a couple of 70.3 events and this past fall I completed IRONMAN Florida.

2:00 Pace Group 

Beth Terry
Beth Terry: Beth Terry is a certified personal trainer, group exercise instructor, spin instructor, and certified running coach. She also is a busy mother of four young children. Running is more than a hobby, but Beth’s passion. She has completed 20+ half marathons, 5 marathons, and countless other races. Beth is excited to be a pacer for Iron Girl and looking forward in helping you attain your race goals.
  Crystal Walls: I've been married now going on 15 years with four children ages 3 to 14 two girls and two boys. I've been running for quite a few years now. Some of the distances I have done so far this past year are 11 5ks, 6 half marathons, 3 10ks, 3 10 milers, a marathon and 5 50ks soon in April my longest distance 50 miles. I have paced the 2hr half group for the Chosen and the Walgreens Classic and soon the Iron Girl with you all. I enjoy running races and helping others achieve new goals. 

2:10 Pace Group


Kathy Hartman

 Lisa Cavanaugh Lisa Cavanaugh: I am a 49 year old mother of four, grandmother of two, and I love running. I have been running now for just over two years. I have run numerous 5 k's, a few 10k's, nine half marathons and two full marathons. The half marathon is my favorite. It just means I am only half crazy.I love encouraging other runners to get out of their comfort zone and reach for the stars.

2:20 Pace Group

Amanda Tchir

Amanda Tchir: I’m currently a USF student majoring in Biomedical Sciences. In my free time I teach group fitness classes, participate at Fit2Run events, and volunteer at Moffitt Research Center. I love being active! Last year, I ran the Iron Girl with my mother as a team and had a blast. I look forward to pacing and motivating everyone to accomplish their goal. If you believe it, you will achieve it!  

 Karen Tchir Karen Tchir: I have been in the fitness industry for over 30 years as a group exercise instructor. Recently, I completed the Disney Full World Marathon on January 11, 2015. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Last year, I did the Iron Girl as a mother-daughter team. It was so wonderful being outside in the sunshine and fresh air running with my daughter. I firmly believe our bodies were made to stretch, move and run!

2:30 Pace Group

Tia Pettygrue

Tia Pettygrue: I've been running for 6 years and have completed 8 marathons. Iron Girl will be my 58th Half Marathon. I have paced over 25 races. I'm a Certified Running Coach and Tampa Ambassador for Black Girls RUN! I enjoy running races and helping other achieve new goals!

Katherine Woo

Katherine Woo: I was introduced to running when I joined my high school cross country team in 2007. After graduating from college, I fell in love with long distance running - half marathons being my fav! I look forward to meeting you all and helping you reach your goals. Let's go 2:30 pace group!

2:40 Pace Group

 Amber Smith Amber Smith: I'm 28 years old and have been running 3.5 years. I love endurance sports and compete in half and full marathons as well as triathlons, I like it all! I am local to Sarasota, FL and work in physical therapy where I am passionate about helping runners and all athletes return to their sport after injury. Ill be pacing the 2:40 group and I look forward to helping people along the course achieve goals from their first race to a new PR, see you out there!

Chelsea Ryan

2:50 Pace Group

Christine Sterling

Christine Sterling: I have been running for about 2 years after a 25 year hiatus. My journey has included getting back into condition after being VERY out of shape as well as learning to run with allergies and asthma. All very doable with the right coach, doctor, running club and support system! I am so grateful to the running community and all the support and encouragement I receive – I look forward to giving back and supporting others as a pacer as I run my 9th half marathon.    

 Noel Eve Noel Eve: I  was a former couch potato and smoker. All that ended on 12/12/12, the day I quit smoking and began running. Within 2 months I was able to complete the distance of a 10k. Summer of 2013 I participated in my first 5k race, and first half marathon that October. Exactly one year and one month from the day I quit smoking, I ran my first marathon. I have ran in numerous 5k and 10ks, 3 half marathons and 2 full marathons.