My name is Jean-Paul Judson, I’m 32, I work at the European Container Glass Federation, but I am also Secretary General of Hêbê in my spare time. I’ve been living in Brussels since 2007 on and off (mainly on though).
Fun fact about me: I’m a reggae enthusiast.
1) What’s your favourite park to run in Brussels and why?
I don’t actually run that much in parks, but my favourite park for reading and relaxing is the Parc Jean-Felix Hap.
2) What’s your motivation when your legs hurt to continue training?
There’s an expression that goes “mind over matter”. I repeat that over and over until the mind wins.
3) What’s needed to have a thriving social community in a city (such as Hêbê)?
It’s all about the people. As soon as a group of people get together, it creates combinations where anything can happen. The key is to make those meetings happen regularly. That takes commitment.
4) Why have you decided to run for the Red Cross?
I decided to run for the Red Cross because I’ve never run more than 10km, and I am not sure I even enjoy running more than 10km. As I make that extra effort, and hopefully cross the finish line, I’ll be satisfied to think that those efforts were not made in vain and it might just help the “mind” to overcome the “matter”.
I’ll run 20km in Brussels on 28 May and I need your support for the Red Cross activities: http://20km.redcross.be/projects/hebe-cool-runnings-goes-red