Washington, DC

Name: Gildas Le Moigne

Self-described age group: 38

Residence: Springfield

Occupation: Director of Development at Westminster School, Annandale

Volunteer roles in the running world: I created a 5K fundraiser for my school 3 years ago. I think it is a great way to create a sense of community and engagement. It also promotes a healthier way of living which is so important when you work with children.

Why you run:  I try to run away from my wife who is an elite runner. But she always catches me!

When did you get started running: Almost 10 years ago, when I met my wife

Have you taken a break from running:  I ran less last year but I am training for a half marathon in February

Training shoe: Asics

The hardest race you’ve ever run: A five-mile race in the heart of summer.

Most adventurous decision you’ve made with your running:  Last Sunday when I went on a 10-mile run in the pouring rain.

Running mentors: My wife

My favorite place to run in the D.C. area is: The canal

Favorite local trail:  Lake Accotink

My best race was: Twin Cities 10-miler

Favorite local race: Pike’s Peek

Ideal post-run meal: 2Amy’s Pizza

Goals: Still be in good shape to run races when my children will be teenagers/young adults

Your advice for a new runner:  If I managed to do it, anybody can do it.

Favorite running book: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

Have you dealt with a major injury: IT band after Brussels Half Marathon

Running quote: “The less you do, the less you want to do” – Robert Bogey

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