Peter Houde - Club President (2016 - 2019)


Why did you start running?

After Christine got so involved with CAA and running she encouraged me to start with the 5k's. Although it was hard at the beginning it became to be a fun and social hobby that we could enjoy together. And I got to hang out with Cindy and Sybil … Doesn't get any better than that, does it?


Favorite thing about CAA?

Meeting new people who don't think I'm crazy for running.


Favorite race?

Stratham fair 2013. I somehow managed to win first place in my age group. The 90+ degree weather must have scared off or slowed down the rest of the field!


Interests besides running?

Volunteering with the local Lions Club and being involved with the community.


Most embarrassing moment during a race/event or other?

Bloody Boston nipples after the BAA 10k …  Bloody nipples at RTB 2014... and 2015.  I keep forgetting something in my pre-race ritual, anyone notice a theme?


If you could be any animal, what would it be?

Christine: A bird. They soar through the air, hang out in the sky, play in the ocean and catch fish!

Peter: If you're a bird, I'm a bird.