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in: hughmac⁴; hughmac⁴ > 2016-01-05

Jan 6, 2016 12:36 PM # 
I was thinking that maybe I could help you and also get my 8 hours of volunteering in for the Grindstone 100 requirement. Ideally I would like to help mark the course and then crew for you and then pace you for about 20 miles. Otherwise I could work at an aid station and then pace you. I was not able to find any info about allowed pacers for the Eastern States. Do you know if there is any?
Jan 6, 2016 4:52 PM # 
Tom O:
Hugh let me know if you need any help with crew - I might be interested.
Jan 6, 2016 5:22 PM # 
Now I'm interested as well.
Jan 6, 2016 7:31 PM # 
Holy smokes, gentlemen, that is so incredible! Thanks for the offers, I will keep them in mind while I dive deeper.

Karl: yes, I believe that pacers are allowed. On this page: (Trail Page on the left menu), you'll see a link to Aid Station Plan Final.pdf. So pacer swaps at 40.9, 51.8, 60.9, and 78.2.

Their website really is one of the worst websites I've seen in a very long time. It DOES NOT inspire confidence. :) I toyed with the idea of redoing it for them for free registration ... but ... nah.

I can't believe this, youse guys. Thanks again, so much. You all just want to sleep in the yurt, don't you? :)
Jan 6, 2016 8:06 PM # 
And of course I would love to crew for you for Grindstone, too.

Looking at their Facebook page, there's a question post about it, and the answer is "yes, pacers can start at mile 40".

I would love a pacer or two or three. Wasn't really even considering that, but since you're offering, woohoo!
Jan 6, 2016 8:12 PM # 
The photos of the Eastern States show a few pacers - wearing a bib that says "PACER".
Jan 6, 2016 8:14 PM # 
Good detective work, hughmac3! Thanks for being on my Team!
Jan 7, 2016 2:03 AM # 
Pacers seem to make a big difference. I know I really liked having my son Ben with me for the last 20 miles. And seeing people you know and like on your crew helps carry you through tough parts of the course.

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