Name: Vickie Chu-Hermis
Home: Modesto, CA
Occupation: Office Manager
Number of marathons completed: 25
Number of CIMs completed: 3 (paced 1 year)
Marathon PR: 4:08:11, Nike Women's Marathon
Marathons & ultra marathons completed: About 50 marathons & about 30 ultra marathons.
Other racing experiences: Vineman Ironman, Rio Del Lago 100 miler, (2) Rio Del Lago 100k, Javelina Jundred 100k
Pacing Experience: I've been the Pace Team Coordinator and have paced for the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon for the past 3 years. I've also paced the 2010 Nike Women's Marathon, the 2012 Western Pacific Marathon, the 2012 & 2013 Pleasanton Half Marathon, the 2012 CIM, the 2012 Javelina Jundred 100 Miler (40 miles) and the 2013 Western States.
Name: Leslie Carboni
Home: Sacramento, CA
Occupation: IT Consultant
Date and name of 1st marathon: San Diego RNR 2002
Marathon PR: 3:54 Napa Valley Marathon
Number of marathons finished: 22
Number of CIMs: 7
Ultra marathons: 30+ including seven 100-mile event finishes.
Ultra marathon awards: My husband proposed right before we ran Western States 2007. I keep wondering why I don't get a diamond ring with each 100 mile finish?
Ultra marathon finish of which you are most proud and why: 2013 Rocky Raccoon 50 mile...less than 3 months after my daughter was born. Finished uninjured and with a Western States qualifying time. Had to dig deep for this finish.
Other pacing experiences: CIM Pace Leader since 2007, Urban Cow Half Marathon, SF Nike Women's Marathon, as well as pacing individuals at various ultra events.
Other hobbies: Balancing being a new mom with work, my own running and volunteer activities has become a hobby in and of itself.
Anything else you think your Pace Group would like to know about you: Run within yourself and it will pay dividends. Just follow my sign and we will get to the finish within your goal time. I am looking forward to getting to know all of you along the way!