Pace Bunnies

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    Oct 20, 2009 5:57 AM GMT
    Does anyone ever get frustrated looking at marathon websites and they don't post the pace bunnie times?

    I've checked out Cliff Bar pace teams but their site is not totally accurate either.

    Do you use pace bunnies? Is it a factor choosing your next race?
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    Oct 22, 2009 1:32 AM GMT
    Can you explain what "pace bunnies" are? I don't run competitively and I've never heard this term before.
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    Oct 22, 2009 2:50 AM GMT
    Pace Bunny,( may be a Canadian expression?) is a person who leads a group of runners to a goal finish time in a marathon. e.g. 3:00, 3:30

    Usually these guys wear a cap with rabbit ears attached, easy to spot and follow.
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    Oct 22, 2009 2:55 AM GMT
    Here they just call them pacers and they usually don't wear bunny ears... however, I like the idea of them wearing bunny ears much better than carrying a sign that says the pace they are running at.

    I've never run with them before, but I've always assumed that they rotated out and weren't really running the whole race. Do they have singlets and racing numbers? I guess if they did they would reasonably be running the whole thing... hmm...

    Never thought to see what their pace was... you gave me something to look for on my next race! ;)
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    Oct 22, 2009 5:44 AM GMT
    Ahh. Ok. Makes sense. We used to call the naturally fast runners, "rabbits". And the not so fast runners, "turtles". icon_lol.gif

    This is pretty interesting. I would think that most competitive runners are aware of their own pace. Or at least wear a watch to get an idea of their progress.