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
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Beach Drive remains closed to through traffic year-round, locals win conference, USATF titles.
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Bib swapping may seem like it wouldn’t matter, but it has far-reaching consequences for runners and races.
Born in 1984 as the George Washington Parkway Classic, it is among the most scenic and spacious distance races on the East Coast. From the serene beauty of our spacious course meandering through the finest spring bloom in the DC