Coach Lesley has over 20 years of experience as a running, triathlon and fitness coach. She has coached all levels and ages of athletes from beginners to elites.
Lesley grew up in Seattle, where from the age of 10 she was winning field days at school and gathering medals to bring home. While competing in track and cross country, she was inspired by her high school physiology teacher to learn more about anatomy, physiology, and physical performance.
Coach Lesley graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science, with a pre-medical emphasis and a Minor in Nutrition and holds numerous certifications.
Athletic Achievements Lesley has been an athlete all her life. She started out a runner and running is still a passion. She has competed in over 15 marathons across the U.S. with a PR of 03:01:48. She is also an avid short-distance runner, winning or consistently placing top in her age group in numerous Pacific Northwest races. In the summer of 2015 she was part of an Ultra-Ragnar Relay team placing first in their division and later went on to win the Master’s Division of her first 50 mile trail race, The White River 50 miler on Mt Rainier. Most recently, she was the 2017 Women's Champion of the Antarctic Marathon! As a cyclist, she has completed numerous long-distance rides including the Big Ride Across America and the Big Ride Pacific Coast.
In 2006 Lesley made her foray into the sport of Ironman triathlon and completed her first race, Ironman Canada, where she qualified for the Ironman World Championships. She completed her second Ironman (a mere seven weeks later) in Kona, Hawaii.
Since 2006 Lesley has competed in 10 more Ironman Races, including qualifying (10:55:03) for and participating in Kona again in 2008. You know she's at an event when you see the "Go Mighty Mouse" signs. These well known signs are always put out on the course by her father (and biggest fan), Allen aka "George".
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