Lisa Brignull, a full time mother and a competitive runner in her spare time. Lisa met wee Blakey for the first time at the Buller Marathon this year. Lisa, originally from South Africa is married to kiwi-born Lee and mother of 2 little people – Cara (age 5) and Christopher (age 2). They live in Mount Pleasant, Christchurch, and admit that the last year has been a tough one with regards to the ongoing earthquakes, but it has also been a good reminder that life can throw anything at you at any time, so making the most of what we have right now is so important! When Lisa learnt about Blaykey and his severe health problems, she immediately showed compassion and a strong sense of wanting to help. In her life time, Lisa has run several kilometres all around the world! Racing many marathons and some ultras too. Her passion for running and commitment to the training often earns her a podium finish too.