Lisa Cross is a part of the TTT Runners coaching team as well as a very successful athlete in her own right. She started running when she was training for the police and developed a passion for the sport, a passion that keeps her running today. Although she boasts a very strong trophy cabinet, Lisa claims that her motivating factors in her running are enjoyment, company and chocolate. In August 2022 Lisa claimed 1st place in the NZ Cross Country Championships in Taupo and is now preparing for the World Cross Country Championships in Bathurst in February 2023. With James Kuegler’s assistance she has broken an eleven year marathon personal best with a time of 2:41:12 and also won the 2021 Auckland Marathon.
In Lisa’s words, “TTT Runners is about community, with so many like minded people, everyone is turning up for the others around them.” That is where the gain lies, in creating a community built around running that uplifts all. Lisa claims her favourite Tuesday morning trail workout is the Two Minute Hill Reps run up and down the Totara Park Lookout Track.