Lisa Watson

Meet: Lisa Watson (Trollope)

Favourite running route: Locally: anything that includes Derwent Edge, I just love it up there! However to top that, on my recent trip to NZ I ran the Routeburn Track – easily the most beautiful place I have ever been!

Most boggy moment: until recently it was a full faceplant into bog on the Edale Skyline 2016. On a run over the mid section of HPM last November I  managed to take a dip to my chest just after Cut Gate. I was glad to have taken a spare pair of leggings in my pack as I realised how much I stank as soon as we got to the pub at the end of the run!

Running goals: Bo and I have just signed up the Dragons Back in May 2019 (eeek!) – this is a pretty big goal for us so the next year will be spend mostly training for that. Watch our training progress on out Dragons in training page. I would also like to run the GR20 route in Corsica, and, if I can fit it in I would love to have a go at a Bob Graham round at some point soon.

About: Lisa is a post-doctoral research scientist at the University of Sheffield. She spends her days in the lab researching the genetic causes of Parkinson’s disease. Although lab work requires long and often unpredictable hours it is fairly flexible which helps no end with training!


Lisa and Bo at Kinder Low trig