2021 Official Pacing Team

Your race... your pace!

We have another fantastic team of pacers this year. Some are old friends who have paced at previous events, but we're also delighted to welcome a few new pacers this year.




3 hours Neil Mercer Albertville Harriers
3 hours Brendan McNally Roadrunners AC
3 hours 15 Luke Izard  
3 hours 15 Brian McCann  
3 hours 30 TBC TBC
3 hours 30 Darren Church Acorns AC
3 hours 45 Anthony Lavery Albertville Harriers
3 hours 45 Juan Botella Queens Triathlon Club
4 hours  Stephen Walker North Belfast Harriers
4 hours John Butcher Springwell Running Club
4 hours 15 TBC  TBC
4 hours 15 Natalie Bowbanks  Craigavon Lakers
4 hours 30 Colm Colhoun Eglinton Road Runners
4 hours 30 Steven Kelly Eglinton Road Runners
4 hours 45 Andrew McDermott Dub Runners of Belfast
4 hours 45 Marty Caldwell Crossgar Harriers

Why should I run with an official pacer?

The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Pacing Team are experienced marathon runners who will encourage you throughout the 26.2 miles and help you meet your finisher time goal. It is also a great opportunity to run with a like-minded group and make your run more enjoyable.

Which pacer should I run with?

You should choose a pace that best reflects your training and ability level, allowing you to run at a comfortable pace throughout the marathon. If you can't decide between two paces (for example 4:00 and 4:15), it is recommended that you start with the slower pace as you can always pick it up later in the race.

How do I find my pacer at the Start Line?

There will be designated start areas for specific finish times and you can follow the signage to these positions. 

If you have any queries for our Pacing Team please contact info@belfastcitymarathon.org