Run Grouper of the Week: Pierre Olivier

Introducing Run Grouper of the Week. A series of regular profiles to spotlight some of our most endorphin-addicted friends and expand everyone’s pace group. Don’t be shy – if Pierre sounds like your speed, say hi and make a new running buddy tonight!

Hometown: Thibodaux

High School: ED White

College: LSU

Did you compete in college? No

Typical Run Group distance: 5-7 miles

Typical Run Group pace: 6:30 – 7 min

How long have you been running? all my life, but dedicated to it more recently the last 2 years

Why do you run? When was the moment that you identified as a runner?

I run to keep in shape, stay healthy, and socialize. Not sure when i really identified myself as a runner? I guess when I moved to NOLA after LSU and started running in the local run groups.

When was your first run group?

I can’t remember, its been a while? it was one the first LRC run groups when yall opened the store.

What keeps you coming back?

All the cool people I meet, and trying to keep up with all the fast people that keep pushing me to work harder.

What is your favorite local race?

CCC 10K or the Mardi Gras half marathon

What is your favorite aspect of the New Orleans running community?

Drinking beer(s) after a hard run or race

What is your current running goal?

Dont get out of shape during football season.

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