Meet Your 2019 Pacer Team

2:45 Pace Group (leading females to the Olympic Marathon Trials B standard – 2:44:59)

Bryan Morton is a member of the "B" standard pacing group at the Austin Marathon.

Bryan Morton

Bryan Morton has been running competitively for over 10 years, finding it later than most at the age of 25. Bryan moved down to Austin from Chicago in 2010 and quickly found the Rogue Running community. Training with Team Rogue group he’s been able to lower his PB to 2:24 at the 2018 California International Marathon. This will be his sixth year as an Austin Marathon pacer; four years pacing the sub-3-hour group and two years pacing the women’s Olympic B-standard qualifying time.

Will Nation is a member of the "B" standard pacing group at the Austin Marathon.

Will Nation

Will Nation is a lifelong Texan who moved to Austin in 2010 to attend The University of Texas. He earned a B.S. in Computer Science and competed on both the track and cross country teams. Upon graduating in 2014, Nation began his post-collegiate career with a first-place finish at Austin’s own 3M Half Marathon. Since then, he has qualified for the Olympic Marathon Trials twice (2016 and 2020). His most recent qualifying time coming from the 2018 USATF Marathon Championships (2:15:43). This is his first year pacing the Austin Marathon. When Will is not running, he works as a web developer for FantasyPros.

Rory Tunningley is a member of the "B" standard pacing group at the Austin Marathon.

Rory Tunningley

Rory Tunningley is a 2013 graduate of the University of Texas, serving as cross country Team Captain his senior year. During his time with the Longhorns, Tunningley recorded personal bests of 29:30.36 in the outdoor 10,000m and 14:15.87 in the indoor 5,000m. His 50th place finish at the 2012 NCAA Cross Country Championships (second among UT runners) helped propel the team to a 9th place finish overall. A three-time All-South Central Region performer, Tunningley also helped the UT men win back-to-back regional titles. Tunningley ran a 1:04.51 at the Rock ‘n Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon in 2015, which qualified him for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. With just 210 men achieving the 2016 qualifying standard, he finished a solid 89th at the Olympic Trials with a time of 2:35:53. It was his first marathon. This is his first year pacing at The Austin Marathon.

3:00 Pace Group

Paul Terranova

Paul Terranova (and his wife Meredith, also a pacer) have been part of the Texas multisport community for over 17 years with Paul serving as a marathon pace group leader at the Austin and Houston Marathons since 2006, to include pacing of women’s U.S. Olympic “A” and “B” marathon standard hopefuls prior to the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Trials. Starting as a 2:41 PR marathoner and adventure racer, Paul then branched out into triathlon, with three trips to the Ironman Triathlon World Championships in 2005, 2009, and 2012 while eventually setting his sights on ultramarathons. It is here that he has seen much recent success: completing the first ever Grand Kona Slam (Grand Slam of Ultrarunning + Ironman Triathlon World Championship) in 2012; top-10 finishes at the 100-Mile Western States Endurance Run in 2013 & 2015; 2015 & 2016 USATF 100-Mile Trail National Champion; and 2015 & 2016 USATF Ultra Trail Masters Runner of the Year.

James Greenham

James Greenham was born in Ireland and started running at the age of 35 debuting with a 4:12 in his home marathon in Cork City. In the summer of 2014, James made the move stateside with work, and made Austin Texas his home, quickly finding the community of Rogue Running to improve and guide his progress. Now a veteran of 18 marathons thanks to some expert coaching, and his Team Rogue Dawn Patrol teammates, his PR has just recently been lowered to a 2:37 at the California International Marathon last December. This upcoming 2019 Austin marathon will be James 5th consecutive Austin marathon and it remains one of the racing highlights of the year.

3:05 Pace Group

Anthony Jacobs

Anthony Jacobs claims that he was never the fastest, but could suffer with the best of them on long runs. Running trail is his passion, but Jacobs loves running all around Austin as a means to discover new parts of his hometown!

Travis Rimel

Travis Rimel has been running and competing in triathlon in the Austin area for over 15 years. He has run over a dozen marathons, including the Boston Marathon several times. He has also completed many full Ironman races, countless 70.3s, as well as, olympic and sprint distance triathlons. Unfortunately, Travis has narrowly missed Kona qualifying and is determined to get there one day. Travis loves Austin! He is passionate about the opportunity to help others hit their goals. Travis has been part of just about every group in Austin. The endurance community has given so much support to him over the years. Giving back to others is a privilege. Currently, Travis runs and trains with Team Rogue. He and his wife just finished 2018 racing CIM. It was there that Travis had the privilege of pacing Sarah (wife) to her first OTQ! Now, his goal is to run the marathon distance within the 2:30-35 range. With a big year ahead, Travis will race the Atlanta Marathon in early 2020, as Sarah will be racing the Trials at that time. Travis works at Under Armour. He designs software for their digital products; MapMyRun, MyFitnessPal and others. He spend most of his time developing their connected footwear experience. This is his first year pacing the Austin Marathon!

3:10 Pace Group

Jacob Barrett

Jacob Barrett (per his better half Cate):  Jake’s the crazy kind of runner who thrives on covering 10 miles, plus finds answers to the world’s problems – or just Austin’s transit solutions – with his friends before the sun comes up. Well, that is, if you can get him out of bed. When he’s on, HE IS ON: engaged, making up new routes to try, going to bed embarrassingly early, and sporting the shortest shorts of them all. But when he’s off, he’s horizontal, on the couch, getting in quality cuddle time with his new cat, usually with chips, salsa, and a beer within arm’s reach. Fortunately, pacing is one place Jake’s always on. This is Jake’s third year pacing the Austin Marathon, and he also paced his wife in her first marathon last summer. He’s excited about running familiar streets and encouraging a pack of runners going after their goals in 2019.

Allison Macsas

Running has shaped nearly every aspect of my life since I lined up for my first cross country race at the age of 15. After running competitively at the collegiate level I moved to Austin where I landed a coaching job and a spot on the pro team at Rogue Running, and later became the co-founder of Rogue Expeditions, a running adventure travel company. Over the years I’ve run three marathon Olympic Trials qualifiers (2012, 2016 & soon to do 2020, with a current PR of 2:39:41), an FKT on the 93-mile Wonderland Trail & and had numerous hometown race wins. I have a long history with the Austin Marathon both as a pacer (I led the 3:15 group for four years) and a competitor (I won the race in 2017 & 2018) and am excited to put my experience to good use in 2019 as I return as a pacer, this time leading the 3:10 group.

3:15 Pace Group

Kenny Gildersleeve

A retired high school cross country runner, Kenny started running again to take part in the mother of all relays, Hood to Coast. Re-energized, he ran his first full marathon a year later, finishing the 2017 Columbia Gorge Marathon in 3:03. When work brought him to Austin late last spring, he found a new home with the Rogue Running community. Thanks to the quality coaching and the constant support of his teammates, Kenny finished the 2018 California International Marathon in a personal best 2:42. This is his first year pacing Austin Marathon.

Nora Colligan

Nora Colligan has been running competitively for over 23 years. This will be her third year as a marathon pace group leader for the Austin Marathon.  Starting as a cross country and track runner in high school and college, she quickly moved up to the marathon distance after graduating. Since then Nora has run 18 marathons, with a PR of 2:44 at the 2015 California International Marathon. That performance earned her an entry into the 2016 US Olympic Trials.   

3:20 Pace Group

Grant Bower

Grant has been running for nine years, and has completed 11 marathons. New to Austin in 2018, he has frequently raced cross country and road races, but began exploring the trail-racing scene recently. Grant’s current PRs include 16:08 (5k), 27:30 (8k), 1:17:52 (1/2 Marathon), and 2:47:45 (Marathon). While he may be satisfied with these results, Grant is the most proud of his 6:42 beer mile. When he is not running, Grant helps his patients achieve their rehabilitation goals as a Doctor of Physical Therapy. He looks forward to helping runners achieve their goals in February as well.

Marc Bergman

Marc Bergman, has run 47 marathons.  He currently stands at 19 on his quest to complete a sub-3:00 marathon in all 50 states. This will be his 11th Austin Marathon and second year as an official pacer. In the 2015 Austin Marathon, he unofficially paced hopefuls for the women’s Olympic Trials “B” Qualifier. Statistically, in over 3000+ miles of 2018, the mile split he hit most often was 7:38 which makes him perfectly qualified for this job.

3:25 Pace Group

Nils Gunderson

Nils Gundersen is a proud member of Team Rogue Cedar Park coached by Jennifer Harney. After a career change in 2015, he vowed to adopt a healthy lifestyle, joined Rogue Running, and ran his first marathon in the fall of 2016. Since then, Nils has maintained a competitive race schedule and recently won the masters division at the 2018 BMW Dallas Marathon with a time of 2:49. Nils is very excited & honored to pace Austin for the first time along-side one of his running mentors, Patrick Hall.

Patrick Hall

Patrick Hall has been running in Austin since he arrived in 1996. He has run 58 marathons as of October 2018. He has run 50 marathons in the Great State of Texas, while 22 of those were of our own Austin Marathon.  Patrick has paced the Austin Marathon 16 times: never over, always a fraction under goal pace. Although there is a 2:46 marathon in his history most of Patrick’s marathons are now run for the enjoyment of being in the Cathedral of Running: alone, amongst good friends or meeting like-minded strangers who will become friends. A couple of other fun events include Comrades in his former home of South Africa (the ‘big one” of road Ultras), and an incredible day in the Grand Canyon doing R2R2R. Our goal for those in this pace group is to keep it loose, keep it fun, and we’ll get you to the target right on time. Just prepare to have fun, bring a joke or two, and throw your cups and gel wrappers to the side to respect those behind you.

3:30 Pace Group

Matt Fletcher

Matt Fletcher began running in 2011 to drop weight, but quickly the addiction took hold. Scenery and lack of cars are the greatest appeal to him when running trails, but Matt maintains a healthy appetite for Austin’s asphalt, running a pair of Distance Challenges. Now training with TrailRoots, Matt finished his first 100k in Utah’s Wasatch, had his first marathon win at the Dare to Ascend trail race at Lake Georgetown. He busted a multi-year marathon PR glut at CIM last year going 2:59 and hopes one day to have quads as awesome as pacer teammate McGinn.  He’s currently in intensive 5k training to grow some fast-twitch muscles in prep for a sub-3 Boston attempt in April. Boston marathon will make his 30th marathon! Pacing Austin lets him serve his running community, enjoying the new course, but recover in time for the Spring trail season! In addition to just running a lot, Fletcher also coaches his daughter and the St. Theresa’s middle school Cross Country team.

Ted Davison

Ted Davison’s running career started about 25 years ago in Zimbabwe as part of his triathlon training. When he went to college in England, Davison completed his first marathon. He has now completed more than 18 marathons, an Iron Man triathlon and 13 ultra-distance races, including Western States, Leadville, Tahoe Rim Trail and Bighorn.  Since moving to Austin in 2001, Davison has run the Austin Marathon many times and has been a pacer for the last two years.

3:35 Pace Group

Colin Bell

Colin Bell, a native Austinite, has been running for 15 years running.  He has completed approximately 25 marathons with a first marathon time of 4:35 and a PR of 2:37.  This is his 7th year pacing.

Frank Livaudais

Frank Livaudais started running marathons in 2002 and since then has run over 200 marathons of marathon distance or longer. His personal best in the marathon is 2:54.  He has run a marathon in all 50 states as well as 4 Continents, and 7 countries. Frank has race directed 120 5K races as well as 8 marathons.  He has qualified for the Boston marathon over 50 times and has finished it 15 times.  Frank has run two marathons in a single weekend a dozen times. He once ran three marathons, in three days, in three different states. This will be his seventh time to pace the Austin Marathon.

3:40 Pace Group

Robert Nathan

Robert Nathan has been a part of the Austin Running Community since 2011 and claims that he might possibly be the loudest and most energetic runner gracing Austin’s streets and trails most mornings before the sun comes up. Robert started running for fitness with no intention of ever running a marathon. After getting involved with Rogue Running for a training program he was hooked. He has run 15 marathons, including five Austin Marathons. His PR is 3:13:45 at the 2016 Chicago Marathon. The Austin Marathon is his version of SXSW and ACL. It has always been his favorite local event because it brings out the best of our community. Robert says that he feels honored to be pacing again in 2019. He also promises to crack few jokes, shout and high five everyone through our 26.2 mile journey!

Troy Bertram

Troy Bertram is an Executive at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and a former Army Paratrooper. He has been part of the Austin multisport community since 2011 and is a returning Austin Marathon Pacer. His Marathon PR was set in Boston in 2014 (2:58:59) while he was unknowingly transitioning from triathlons, having earned his M-Dot at Ironman Texas, to the world of ultra-marathons. Since 2014 he has completed numerous local and national ultras including JFK 50 miler, Miwok 100k, Can Lake 50, San Francisco North Face 50 and Bandera 100k.

3:45 Pace Group

Brent Stein

A former road cyclist and mountain biker, Brent Stein ran his first marathon at Austin in 2003.  It was special, not because of the time he finished in (4:00:32), but because of the experience that he gained by running his hometown race and finishing his first marathon.  Brent has since gone on to complete 8 more marathons including 2 Boston marathons and a 2:59 PR. Brent has also taken up marathon coaching duties at Rogue Running for the last 6 years.  Along the way he has helped many athletes achieve their goal including first time marathoners crossing the finish line (with a smile on their faces) and front of the pack runners qualifying for their first Boston. Two recent highlights of Brent’s running career include coaching & pacing two friends/athletes in the Houston and Grandma’s (Duluth, MN) marathons.  This is Brent’s second year on the pacing team and he is excited to help support many more athletes in their quest to achieve their running goals.

Katie Stewart

Katie ran competitively when she was younger (3rd grade through high school) and took a break for college. Pizza and beer while sleeping in on Saturdays sounded great! She then got back into running a few years after college by doing some half marathons for fun with a group of girlfriends. She then bumped it up to the full marathon after a bit and first broke 4 hours at Big Sur in 2015. That’s when she decided to join a team and train for a goal to Boston Qualify. The next weekend Katie went to Rogue’s Fall Marathon Kickoff Party. She ran a BQ at Dallas that December, then raced Boston 2017 (3:24), raced CIM 2017 (3:08), and LA 2018 to run (3:20). In total, Katie has run 8 marathons, recently setting a massive PR (3:00:37) in November at New York City Marathon! This is her first year pacing the Austin Marathon.

3:50 Pace Group

Michelle Ryan

Michelle Ryan has been an Austinite since 1987. She’s completed over 78+ endurance events, including 7 Ironmans, 35+ marathons and 36+ ultra marathons. Some of her race highlights include the Ironman World Championships, Half Ironman World Championships, 5x Boston Marathon finisher, Comrads Ultra Marathon in South Africa, Hong Kong 100, Ultra Trail Mt. Fuji in Japan, Ultra Trail Australia, and Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc in France. Michelle loves to travel and has competed in ultras on 6 continents. Michelle and her partner Robyn really look forward to pacing the Austin Marathon for their 4th year in 2019.  

Robyn Dodge

Robyn Dodge ran her first marathon in 2011 (Austin Marathon). She has since run more than 30 marathons and many other races of all over the world! Some of her most notable running accomplishments include finishing several of the World Marathon Majors having been accepted as a time qualifier. She has finished the Boston Marathon six times (2013-2018) and will run it again in April 2019. Robyn has won the “End of the World Marathon” in Placencia, Belize every year that she participated (2012, 2014, & 2016). Her marathon personal best is currently 3:10. Robyn is also a certified fitness instructor. She works with division-one athletes at The University of Texas at Austin, which is also where she earned a Ph.D. in archaeology. This is Robyn’s fourth year pacing the Austin Marathon with her partner, Michelle. Robyn looks forward to assisting runners achieving their goals in February.

3:55 Pace Group

Brandon Batiansila

Brandon Batiansila kicked off his running with the Run to the Sun, an overnight relay from Enchanted Rock to Austin benefitting the Beyond Batten Disease Foundation. After running several marathons, trail running has also become Brandon’s passion. He has run several of the Rogue trail series, many Tejas Trails races, and Spectrum trail races. Brandon is a 5th grade teacher with AISD. In the summers, he and his wife  travel with their sons to the San Juans or Leadville in Colorado, California, Utah and Oregon. They are active very active and for five years have lead an after school program for kids (Austin Youth Fitness). Brandon loves being a part of the Austin running community. This is his second year pacing the Austin Marathon.

Jessica Head

Jessica Head has been running in the Austin community for the past 4 years. This is her second year pacing the Austin Marathon. She has completed 8 marathons with a current PR of 3:10. Jessica enjoys taking her running to the trails and has completed 6 trail ultramarathons ranging from the 50k to 50 mile distance. Jessica currently trains with Team Rogue Dawn Patrol downtown Austin. Running is a great opportunity for her to make new friends, stay in shape, and hopefully inspire her young daughter to chase her dreams.

4:00 Pace Group

Meredith Terranova

Meredith Terranova (and her husband Paul, also a pacer) have been part of the Texas multisport community for over 17 years. Her favorite word is “PINKYS”, has EXCEPTIONAL hearing especially when it comes to snoring, minor-phobia of both the dentist and the optometrist, and an affinity for energetic German Shorthaired Pointers.  A reformed ultramarathoner with a sub-24 hour Western States 100 – mile run under her belt, Meredith is a 2-time Ultraman Triathlon World Championship finisher and a proud recipient of the “Wife of the Year Award” in 2017.

Megan Zellner

Megan Zellner started as a “kind-of runner” in college and began training with Gilbert’s Gazelles in 2005. She has completed 8 marathons, her favorite being the Martha’s Vineyard Marathon in 2012. There isn’t really a marathon on Martha’s Vineyard, but she ran one anyway because she rolls that way. Megan is married to Nathan (a filmmaker) and is mom to two hilarious, creative children, Alice (7) and Maxwell (4). In no particular order, here is a partial list of the reasons Megan runs: to live to spend a full lifetime with her family, to have some separation from her family, sanity, to process important life events over long runs, beer. Her favorite workout is 800-meter repeats. She’s a Scorpio, and she believes in the effects of Mercury Retrograde. When Megan is not running, she spends her time directing the Foster & Adoption Program at The Settlement Home for Children in Austin, Texas. This is her first year pacing the Austin Marathon.

4:05 Pace Group

Ali Sloan

Ali Sloan has been running her entire life but got into marathons and ultra distances in 2010.  She has completed 15+ marathons and 12+ ultramarathons ranging in distance from 50k-100k. Ali recently completed her first 100 mile race with a time of 22 hr:27 min! She is a co-leader of the Austin Mom’s Run this Town group and loves meeting new people on the road or trail. When she is not working or running she enjoys spending time with family.

Brooke Ziel

Brooke Ziel is an Austin native who started running at 19 to check a marathon off her bucket list. She used a 6 month couch to marathon plan and finished in a little over 4 hours. Fifteen years, 12 marathons, two 50k races, and a PR BQ of 3:23:02 later, she is excited to pace the marathon that began her running journey. When she is not running on the road or the trail, Brooke likes to spend time traveling the world with her husband and two sons, baking, and rock climbing. She is looking forward to helping runners achieve their goals! This is Brooke’s first year pacing the Austin Marathon.

4:20 Pace Group

Chris MacLeod

Chris MacLeod has been a runner since 2001. She has also been an athlete and coach for Rogue Running since 2010. For Chris, running is all about the connections made through long run conversations and post-run tacos, with a little hard work and consistency thrown in! Amongst her running group, she’s known for her dead-on pacing and her love of a good spreadsheet. She has completed 13 marathons with a PR of 3:57. Chris lives in north Austin with her husband and his nemesis, a 13-year-old Jack Russel mix named Sadie. When she’s not running, she spends her days guiding operations for a local start-up.

Tori Howard

Victoria “Tori” Howard is an athlete, wife, mother of three teenagers, and three German Shorthaired Pointers.  She has been a part of the central Texas running community for 12 years. This is her second year pacing the Austin Marathon.  As a veteran, she knows the course well, and leverages that mastery to help runners meet the unique challenges Austin can offer. She has completed over 15 marathons, setting a personal record of 3:41 at Austin Marathon. Tori trains with Gilbert’s Gazelles. She takes to heart her coach’s advice to always, “run with joy.”  Tori spends her off-season in Colorado where she climbs mountains, camps, and does her best to get lost.

4:35 Pace Group

Carolina Estrada

Carolina Estrada is a running and triathlon coach at Tough Cookies. This will be her 6th year pacing the Austin Marathon. She has been running and competing in triathlons for over 15 years.

Tzatzil LeMair

Tzatzil LeMair ran her first marathon 21 years ago and hasn’t stopped since. She is the founder of Tough Cookie Fitness. Tzatzil has coached runners and triathletes for the past 15 years. She recently retired from coaching to return to her career in advertising and activism. She loves pacing runners at the Austin Marathon especially if they are out of town because it makes her feel like a tour guide.

4:50 Pace Group

Cameron Gage

Cameron Gage’s 26.2-mile history goes back to ’90 and ’94 when he finished in 3:39 at LA and Houston Marathons. A bit of a “parent break” contributed to a hiatus until 2008 when he ran his first Austin Marathon. Seven Austin Marathons later, this is Cameron’s first year pacing.  He has also run Chicago and a couple of Trail marathons, which total of 12 marathons. His times have since slowed to the 4:30 range, but the passion is lit like the skinny kid trapped inside. Cameron also serves as a coach at Rogue Running for a number of years. He has coached everything from the Couch to 5K all the way through Marathon groups. When he is not running, he has developed a passion for rowing the ergometer and has even done a couple of marathon distance on the rowing machine. His wife and two kiddos support the madness and can usually found spectating the course with support and goodies.

Mary Lenington

Mary Lenington began marathon training in 2010 while in Graduate School at The University of Texas at Austin. She has completed 9 marathons and several half marathons. For the past 18 years, she has been a collegiate Rowing Coach and has worked with student-athletes her entire career. When she is not on the water or running around the lake, she is chasing her 4 year old daughter and 8 month old daughter. Since college, Mary has always been inspired by the bonds formed one step at a time on the road or on the trail. This is Mary’s first year pacing the Austin Marathon.

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