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What speed do you plan to be running at?

In the Islandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon 2012 runners are offered help to reach their goals in the 10 km run, halfmarathon and marathon. Pace makers will these distances at an even speed. They will be wearing marked vests and carrying balloons so that runners can follow them. 


Pace makers have been offered in the Reykjavik Marathon since the year 2009. Then it was available for participants in in the 10 km run and were runners very pleased with this. Therefore pace makers have been a part of the Reykjavik Marathon since. In the run 2010 pace makers were both in half marathon and 10 km. Last year pace makers were also added to the marathon.


The pace makers are all trained runners that will run at the following times:


10 km

45 minutes Gísli Páll Reynisson og Þorsteinn Magnússon
50 minutes Björn Ragnarsson og Daði Garðarsson
55 minutes Ásta Laufey Aðalsteinsdóttir og Borghildur Valgeirsdóttir
60 minutes Svanhildur Þengilsdóttir og Þóra Björg Magnúsdóttir


Halfmarathon

1 hour and 45 minutes Margrét Elíasdóttir og Sigurður Sigurðsson
1 hour and 50 minutes Alma María Rögnvaldsdóttir og Sigurður Þórarinsson
1 hour and 55 minutes Árni Gústafsson og Pétur Valdimarsson
2 hours Elín Reed og Hafdís Reinaldsdóttir


Marathoon

4 hours Guðmundur Guðnason og Sigurjón Sigurbjörnsson


The pace makers will line up in Lækjargata having a good gap between them. Those who are going fast will place themselves in the front and those who are going slower will place themselves further back. Runners are advised to place themselves behind the pace maker they plan to follow. On the following picture you can see the placement and color of the pace areas. Click on the picture to enlarge it.

About Reykjavik Sports Union

The Reykjavik Sports Union was established in 1944 and is the association of sports clubs in Reykjavik. The Reykjavik Sports Union organizes six sports events every year: Íslandsbanki Reykjavík Marathon in August, Laugavegur Ultra Marathon in July, Suzuki Midnight Sun Run and WOW Tour of Reykjavik in June, WOW Northern Lights Run in February and WOW Reykjavik International Games in January.