Name: Gildas Le Moigne
Self-described age group: 38
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