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Pace Your Race

Looking for some race inspiration? You’ve come to the right place! Paul Addicott shares his 10 years of pacing and marathon tips to support you for your next race. Plus, we believe running is a limitless source of positive energy and our run happy training plans will help inspire you on your next running journey!

Pick Up the Pace Paul



Paul Addicott (AKA Pick Up the Pace Paul) is an original member of the Brooks UK and Ireland Run Happy Team. Paul shares our run happy spirit and says, “If you are happy and running with a smile on your face, then the run feels better and you keep going. Enjoyment is the key”. Having taken part in over 50 marathons and paced over 90 events around the world, including: London, Berlin, Chicago, New York and many more – it’s safe to say Paul knows a thing or to about running!

Looking to achieve your running goals? Paul encourages runners to join his #funbus to help them along their running journeys. Whether that’s smashing your PB or simply just putting one foot in front of the other to get across the finish line – he is there to support you along the way! #pickupthepacepaul, @pauladdicott

“See you on the #funbus soon!”

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Paul's Pacing Tips

  • 1. "Know what time you want to finish in, and know your pace. It sounds obvious, but not knowing what pace you want to run at is often the biggest mistake people make"


  • 2. "Stick to an even pace. The best way to run any distance is to be able to sustain a pace and #pickupthepace for the finish!"


  • 3. "Can I hold this pace until the end, and keep asking yourself the same question. If the answer is no, you are going to fast, slow down. If the answer is yes, then you can probably speed up. If the answer is maybe, then you are bang on, hold on and go and get that PB."


Paul's Marathon Tips

  • "It's the first mistake and biggest mistake you can make. You will feel great at the start, but if you go too fast you will regret it at the end. Remember to keep an even pace throughout."


  • "Stay hydrated throughout the run and don’t forget your nutrition. Don’t just rely on the nutrition on course. It’s best to train with nutrition, have a strategy of when you will take gels etc, and make sure you remember to do it. If you feel like you are dehydrated or lacking energy then you have left it too long."


  • "Once you get to race day you have done all your training, now you need to be confident... whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you are probably right. Your brain will tell you to slow down before your body needs to, so keep telling yourself you can!"


Paul's Top Picks

Canopy Jacket

Breathable. Minimal. Packable. Indispensable.

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Levitate 3

The Levitate 3 controls, captures and returns your energy to help fuel your run.

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Dash 1/2 Zip

Light and warm and soft all over.

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Ricochet 2

Streamlined design leads to quick transitions, helping you move from heel-to -toe quickly.

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