Mended their pace - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
mend (one's) pace (redirected from mended their pace)
mend (one's) pace
old-fashioned To begin moving faster, especially to meet the speed of another person. Noticing me behind him, the man mended his pace, and I mended mine, until we both began running through the crowded alleyways.
mend your pace go faster; alter your pace to match another's.
References in classic literature
As they advanced they mended their pace
, and the muttering sounds of the men to each other began to swell into a wild cry.