Contest Winner Profiles
Congrats to the Huey P. Long Bridge Run contest winners: Kady Collier, Adrianne Bieller, and Erica Svoboda!!! Each of these ladies won an entry to the race Saturday. Here is my interview with the winners.
When did you start running?:
Kady: I started running about 3 years ago. I actually hated running when I was in school and would hide behind a tree in the school yard in PE instead of running.
Adrianne: I ran track in grade school. Sprinting is what I did best, any distance running didn’t come until much later.
Erica: Right before my freshman year in high school I started training for the Archbishop Hannan High School Cross Country team.
What made you get into running?
Kady: My friends were running races and I wanted to hang out with them. I started out walking and slowly worked my way up to running an entire race.
Adrianne: I run because it is, by far, the best fat burning exercise around.
Erica: I think I just heard about the team and I was in. I really liked to get involved with everything, but running really turned into a passion of mine.
What is your favorite distance to race?
Kady: I like the 5k distance it is not too long but not too short.
Adrianne: I prefer to run 5K’s because previous injuries (not running related) make it difficult to run any further than that.
Erica: I would say 10k’s although I don’t run many of them. It is just the right distance.
What other sports/fitness activities do you do?
Kady: Recreational bike riding and circuit training classes.
Adrianne: I also incorporate weight training, Hiit, gymnastics/acrobats into my excerise program.
Erica: I like to bike recreationally, but I mainly run. Most recently took up running with my dog.
Have you ever done a bridge race?
Kady: This will be my first bridge race.
Adrianne: This is my first bridge race.
Erica: Only once. I did the Crescent City Connection race back when I was in high school.
What are you most excited about for the Huey P Long Run?
Kady: The feeling of making it to the top of the bridge and the beer after!
Adrianne: I’m really looking forward to completing this new challenge!
Erica: I am excited for the challenge!