Running, swimming and cycling for cancer research

On October 31, Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) supporter Lisa Neath competed in her first long course triathalon as part of the Port Macquarie Half Ironman Triathalon.

Lisa felt compelled to raise funds for cancer research as part of her challenge as “every week I am told of another person that has cancer or has passed away. Whether it be family, friends or work colleagues it just seems to be affecting so many people every day.” She also competed in memory of a colleague who recently passed away from brain cancer who was also into swimming, riding and running as a way to honour his memory doing something he loved.

Lisa conquered the gruelling 1.9km swim, 90km cycle and 21km run in just over six hours despite tough weather conditions. She made it through with a great deal of determination and sugar to keep her going!

Huge congratulations and thanks to Lisa on her efforts and the fantastic $2175 raised from the generosity of family & friends and special thanks to EnergyAustralia for donating $300 under the organisations employee ‘We match your energy’ grant.