New Balance Tampa Masters Racing is proud to announce our newest member; Lesley Chaplin!
I was born in the UK and emigrated to the USA in 1976. I became a U.S. Citizen in 2005. I am 58 years young and am engaged to the love of my life, Tom Hinz.
Tom is my best friend and my coach. We both love track and Field, in fact we met at a track meet!
I have two grown children, Dawn and Colin, and two grandchildren, Taryn and Tristyn.
I work as a Product Applications Specialist for Philips Healthcare in the Cardiovascular Ultrasound Division. I support hospitals and clinics throughout Georgia and part of Tennessee.
I started running in my early 20’s competing on the roads in distances from 5k to the marathon with PRs of 17:11 5k, 35:30 10k, 1:18 half marathon and 2:55 marathon.
I discovered track as a masters runner in 2004 and never looked back!
To date in masters track I have won 18 national championships in distances from 3k to 400m and held W45 American Records in the Indoor 800m, indoor and outdoor 1500m and the Mile.
I currently hold the outdoor W55 American Record in the mile.
In 2006 I was the W45 World indoor Champion. In 2015 I won the Silver
Medal at the World Outdoor Championships.
As a W55 competitor I have not been beaten in the 800m or 1500m at a National Championship.
I look forward to rounding out my W55 Competition in the 200, 400 and 800m, then going after the records when I turn 60.
Masters Track PR’s
200m 31.21 (age 51)
400m 62.59 (age 48)
800m 2:20.99 (age 48)
1500m 4:47.36 (age 48)
Mile 5:08.81 (age 48)
Mile 5.36 (road) 5:41.71 (track AR)