Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson, the author of the best-sellers Running Made Easy and Your Pace or Mine? What Running Taught Me About Life, Laughter and Coming Last, is a surprising cheerleader for the joys of running. Formerly a committed fitness-phobe, she became a marathon runner at 31 and, more astonishingly, ran her first 56-mile ultramarathon aged 41. Unlike many runners, Lisa’s not afraid to finish last – in fact, she’s done so in 25 of the 105 marathons she’s completed so far. Now Contributing Editor to Women’s Running magazine, the self-styled ‘World’s Slowest Marathon Correspondent’ has reported on marathons in 22 countries – while always wearing fancy dress!