Inspiring People - Lisa Chapman


Meet Lisa, she is quiet, positive and a mega-achiever!  Lisa started with Tri-ActiV8 in our second WO Tri Program in January 2015 and since then has consistently reached new heights and achieved new goals.  Starting out barely being able to swim, ride or run, Lisa has definitely come a long way to Sprint Distance Triathlons and ocean swimming.  Lisa is our ambassador for making things happen, she achieves quietly (however finds it challenging sometimes with a noisy tribe cheering her on)!  We love ya Lisa x

Name:  Lisa Chapman

Profession/Educational background:  Admin – Mackay Family Care

Nickname: No nickname just variations on Lisa – Lid, Lizzie, Lease

What do you enjoy most about triathlon? Putting all of the training together and finishing the race.  The cheer squad and encouragement are amazing.

Swim, ride or run? At the moment the swim, as it wasn't that long ago I couldn't swim at all.

How many years have you been training and competing in your sport?  About 2 years.

Funniest/embarrassing moment while competing? Every time I mount and dismount my bike, it isn't very cool at all.

Phobias: Not that I can think of, if things worry me I try and suck it up.

Race day rituals:  Just get everything ready the night before and try and stay calm on race day and not over think it.

Favourite race:  So far Yeppoon and Airlie

Why did you start:  I have no idea, I saw Women's Only advertised and thought I would give it a go.  While doing this race I realised that I couldn't swim and was really bad at riding and running.  I didn't want that to be it and I was told about Tri-ActiV8 and have been improving ever since.

Do you have a saying or motto you live your life by? Monty Python's - Always look on the bright side of life.

What can’t you live without? My family, my car, happiness, laughter.

Bucket-List Goal Race:  Yeppoon Olympic, Airlie Sprint & Noosa


Nikki Giles