The French native only started running when he moved to Singapore seven years ago. “It’s a little weird, but the fact that it’s so hot here made me want to get outdoors more,” says the affable 45-year-old. The best part about running is… Achieving that runner’s high midway through a run. It’s like entering nirvana – all the pain fades and I start feeling super confident and good about myself. When I run, I think about… My future and the important decisions I need to make. Sometimes, when a run feels tough, I’d say to myself: “Hmm, I’ve really got to train more.” (laughs) My favourite place to run is… On a trail – rain or shine. I grew up in the countryside, and have no qualms about getting wet or muddy. My best advice to a first-time runner is… Start slow. Save your energy for the last 2km to 3km and sail past lots of people at the end!