Paul Addicott leads pacer team at OPAP Limassol Marathon
The organisers of OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO 2020 have confirmed that top British pacer Paul Addicott will be returning to lead the pacer team at the event on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March 2020.
The pacers will be helping runners in both the AIMS-accredited OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO and Limassol Half Marathon to achieve their race targets.
The times covered by the pacers will be 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15 and 2:30 in the half marathon and 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45 and 5:00 in the marathon.
This will be the third consecutive year that Paul heads up the pacer team and he brings a wealth of experience to OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO. Paul has paced four World Marathon Majors in 2019, with the TCS New York City Marathon on 3rd November his 82nd event as an official pacer and his 10th sub 4 marathon paced in 2019. He has helped hundreds of runners to achieve their goals and cross the finish line with a smile, and his many achievements are documented on his blog pickupthepacepaul.com.
Over the marathon distance Paul loves to pace the sub 4-hour group and he will once more be pacing the sub 4 #funbus at OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO on Sunday 22nd March.
Paul’s pacing team will feature many familiar faces from previous years at OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO, which will be huge bonus for returning runners wanting to run with the same pacer. His marathon pacing team includes Danny O’Reilly (3:30), Beppe Bossi (3:45), Jason Walker (4:15), himself at 4:00, Matt Pullen (4:45) and mother and daughter pacers Camilla Langlands (4:30) and Jacqui Millett (5:00).
The Limassol Half Marathon pacing team will welcome Mark Sprigings (1:30), Tim Bruton (1:45), Simon Burgess (2:00), Phil Jefferies (2:15) and Emma Morris (2:30).
Each of the pacers bring experience and race knowledge, and runners can look forward to a fun, social atmosphere within their pacing group to keep them motivated throughout. There is also great opportunity for a PB, with OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO boasting a flat and fast course along Limassol’s coastline and beautiful views out across the sparkling Mediterranean.
The confirmation of pacers promises to be a huge incentive to new runners taking on their first race as well as serious runners aiming for a strong time at OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO. A 15% discount on all individual races (OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO, Limassol Half Marathon, Petrolina 10K Energy Race and 5K City Race) is currently in place, making now the perfect time to register to #RunLimassol and have a superb race to look forward to at the end of the winter.
International visitors can take advantage of the excellent #RunLimassolPlus package which includes: a 40% discount on race entry; OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO technical t-shirt; the best accommodation rates for race weekend; free pass for public buses over race weekend of; pasta party pass; early race day breakfast and transfer to the start line on Sunday 22nd March.
OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO MD Andreas Spyrou commented: “We are delighted to welcome Paul and his team back to Limassol in 2020. It is a privilege to have such an experienced team on board for the marathon and half marathon races, and we hope that many runners will take the opportunity to join a pacer and achieve their race targets. We are currently offering 15% off all individual races, so now is a great time to sign up and start training through the winter for this big weekend celebration of running.”
Paul Addicott added: “I am thrilled to return to pace the sub 4 funbus at OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO and to be bringing a first-class pacing team with me to help runners hit their targets. There will be lots of friendly faces among the pacers and we can’t wait to form our pacing groups and meet our runners! OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO is without doubt one of my favourite events due to the incredible atmosphere, fast course, stunning views and warm welcome. It’s the perfect chance to combine a fantastic race with a few days’ holiday and it’s certainly a highlight of the spring race diary.”
Entry to OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO on 21st-22nd March 2020 is open. The second wave of early bird fees including a 15% discount are as follows: Marathon €51 (full price €60), Half Marathon €38 (full price €45), Petrolina 10K Energy Race €26 (full price €30) and 5K City Race €18 (full price €26).
Go to www.limassolmarathon.com for registration and further details. You can also like the Facebook page and follow @RunLimassol #RunLimassol on Twitter and limassolmarathon on Instagram to keep up-to-date with all the latest news about OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO.