PaceSetters Christmas Dinner Party
Our annual Christmas Party is great way to connect with other PaceSetters members and to pick up some free race entries, gifts and good memories.
When: Saturday December 9, 2023 @ 5:30 pm
Where: Harley Davidson, 5322 Clairemont Dr, Appleton
Cost: $22 single or $42 couple (this includes tax and tip)
Please register by Tuesday December 5!
Meal will be catered by Mader's Catering. Dinner options will beParmesan Chicken Dinneror
Moroccan Chickpea Stew (Vegetarian / Vegan)
And will include
Salad | Potato | Vegetable | Bread | Desert | Free Beer or Wine
This event is held across the street from the Harley-Davidson building.
St. Joe's 5k Run/Walk Event
The annual St. Joe's 5k Run/Walk was held on October 7th. This event raised approximately $8,000, to be well used by St. Joe's Food Program.
March 2024 Fun Run
With the colder weather starting to infiltrate our area, why not Think Spring and put the date of our first PaceSetters Fun Run on your calendar, March 13, 2024.
Will a sub 2:00 Marathon Ever Be Run?
Given Kiptum’s young age he will surely be someone to watch as he attempts to one day break the unheard of 2 hour threshold. How likely is that, and if so, when could we expect that to happen? Over the past decades, there have been many improvements made in the sport of running. From technology changes like shoes and apparel, to nutrition changes like supplements/fueling and hydration, to training programs like strength/conditioning programs and cross-train options, athletes have been able to consistently improve their times. We can model this on a historical timeline to help us predict the future. Here is an interesting graph that helps show this, using statistical modeling based on the blue dot WR markers prior to 2020
Now if this predictive model is regenerated using the 2 most recent record times from 2022 and 2023, making those times less extraordinary because they were actually achieved, it looks like this.
So with this newer model, the expected arrival of a sub-2 marathon is projected to happen by 2027. And if the progression line was extended out into the indefinite future, it indicates that the best possible achievable time is close to 1:55.
Run De Pere Half Marathon and 5k events
Use PACESETTERS15 for race discount! Price increases after Friday November 10. Register Here!
The Run De Pere Half Marathon and 5K events will happen on Sunday November 19th, 8 am. Formerly known as the Noodleini, these events will start and finish at the De Pere Community Center, 600 Grant St., De Pere.
AMAZING SWAG · EPIC POST RACE PARTY · AGE GROUP AWARDS · PACERS FOR THE HALF MARATHON · ENERGY AND POSITIVITY TO CELEBRATE AND SUPPORT YOU! Proceeds will benefit the West De Pere High School Track and Cross Country Teams
One of our PaceSetter members, Clay Weiss, was awarded a certificate of achievement from Director Trevor Fenrich of the Oshkosh Solutions Recovery Center.
This was for Clay's work he has done on the Rethink Addiction Run throughout the years.
New Marathon World Record set
Kevin Kiptum, a 23 year old from Kenya, completed the Chicago Marathon last month in the amazing time of 2:00:35, bettering the previous world record marathon time held by the legendary Eliud Kipchoge by 34 seconds.
It's the first time the marathon world record has been obliterated by more than 30 seconds since official ratification began 20 years ago. His time was 3:27 faster than the 2nd place finisher.
Using Nike Dev 163 prototype shoes, this is a reminder of how much supershoe technology is changing the sport (maybe if I bought new shoes….).
He did not start the race intending to break the record but that changed after he completed Mile 22 in 4:18, an amazing 14 mph pace. He had not even run a marathon until 10 months ago.