Lisa is a phenomenally accomplished athlete with a trophy case of achievements too long to list. Some of Lisa’s most recognisable highlights include, the reigning National 10,000m champion, she has won the Auckland Marathon, the Auckland Half Marathon, New Zealand Cross Country Championships, as well as many other prestigious events. A brief list of a few of Lisa’s best events can be found on the Athletics New Zealand ranking system here.
Beyond Lisa’s incredible list of achievements, she has also been training, racing and learning about the art of running for years. Lisa hasn’t had it all easy either, despite what the above may suggest. She has battled several tough injuries along the way, including; —- for months of last year. This has taught Lisa a lot about balance of training, and drawing the line between maximum growth, and overtraining. On top of this, Lisa has learned a thing or two about the body. Working with James, as well as learning from experience, Lisa has gained some instrumental knowledge around key areas including: Running form, stretching and mobility, physiology behind training sessions, fatigue, and running growth, as well as knowledge in nutrition, sleep and recovery. You know what they say, experience is our greatest teacher.
Lisa isn't all running however, there is a little more to her. Currently a mother of 2 young children, Lisa used to be an enthusiastic football player in her own younger days, a sport that has since been replaced by running. Between these two however, Lisa was a horse racing jockey. The passion for running was initiated in Lisa’s training to become a police officer, where she worked for many years of her life. Since then, running has held a strong place in Lisa’s life.
The combination of this makes Lisa so fit for the job. She has always been somebody with a love for activity, which has translated into a passion for distance running. Her list of achievements as well as long time experience gives her a deep insight into performance physiology, psychology and recovery, which are all harnessed into making her athletes reach their maximum potential.