FutureWorks Run Pace Partners are Live!

FutureWorks Run Pace Partners are Live!

On the heels of successfully releasing Pace Partners for cycling, Zwift included Run Pace Partners in last week’s Zwift update. They appeared in-game early this week, and the release notes say there are four Run Pace Partners:

  • Alton Able is an A category runner who will keep a spirited pace of 14kph/8.7mph (4:17/km, 6:54/mi) around the Dust in the Wind route.
  • Billie Benoit is a B category runner and loves the Big Loop route, targeting a speed of 11.9kph/7.4mph (5:03/km, 8:07/mi).
  • Cara Cadence is a C category runner holding a speed of 9kph/5.6mph (6:40/km, 10:44/mi) around the Sand & Sequoias route.
  • Dax Diesel is a D category runner who feels most at home on Jon’s Route at a conversational (7:30/km, 12:04/mi).

We signed in to test the new feature and only Billie, Cara, and Dax were live. Alton probably needed to take a breather! This is only a FutureWorks (read: “beta”) release, though, so there may be times when some Pace Partners aren’t live, or they behave a bit differently than described. All part of the process!

How to Join a Run Pace Partner

Joining a Pace Partner is easy. From the join screen, click the Watopia tab (Pace Partners are currently only available in Watopia). Then click the black Pace Partners bar at the top of the rider list, select which Pace Partner you’d like to join, then click the orange “Run with…” button to get going!

Here are shots of each Run Pace Partner in action:

Your Comments

Have you joined a Run Pace Partner yet? What did you think? Share below!

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Eric Schlange

Eric runs Zwift Insider in his spare time when he isn't on the bike or managing various business interests. He lives in Northern California with his beautiful wife, two kids and dog. Follow on Strava

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Sam
Sam
8 months ago

So much potential wasted…. I would like to be hopeful but i have been too many time disapointed, Gona to send some “Ride ons” to runners

Gav Moffitt
Gav Moffitt
8 months ago

Did a 10k with Billy, though it was a great add on. Keeps the motivation going and joined by a few other runners it will be a great training aid.

Neil Harrington
Neil Harrington
8 months ago

It’s decent much tighter pacing than the pace cyclists.

Some glitches going the KOM with us running through the snow!

Overall – great addition!

david irwin
david irwin
8 months ago

Really enjoyed the opportunity and something different when you have done everything else and got to level 21. I would agree that it is quite a tight pacing schedule to keep to.

Steve
Steve
8 months ago

If only my Garmin run/wahoo tickrx would actually report speed consistently to use this feature! Academy run was a disaster for me….

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