Weightman takes out National 10km title

After taking out last month’s Victorian 10km road title, Lisa Weightman has continued her good form ahead of the London Olympics by winning the national 10km road running title in Launceston in a time of 32:46. Weightman, 33, also ran the Launceston Ten before the Beijing Olympics in 2008 where she placed 33rd. “This time I ran…

Offereins named for first Olympics

Ben Offereins has today been named to represent Australia at his first Olympic Games. With only 44 days until the start of the London Games, the West Australian will join Brendan Cole (ACT), Joel Milburn (NSW), Steven Solomon (NSW), John Steffensen (NSW), and Tristan Thomas (Tas) in an expanded 4 x 400m Australian relay squad.…

Weightman wins ahead of London

Lisa Weightman has won the Victorian 10km road title at the Big V 10 at Flemington Racecourse. Following her recent selection for the marathon at the London Olympics, Weightman ran impressively to stop the clock at 33:18 ahead of Sophie Barker (34:39) and 1500m runner Melissa Duncan (35:22). “I had a horrendous year last year, so it’s nice to get out and put…

Lisa on the road to London

Preston Athletics Club distance runner Lisa Weightman will compete for Melbourne University at the Big V 10km race at Flemington on Saturday. The Northcote resident has been with the club for three years, but hasn’t been able to compete for it due to injuries and interstate events. Weightman’s Big V 10 run will be a…

Weightman selected for Olympic Marathon

Lisa Weightman has today been selected to represent Australia in the Women’s marathon at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

All athletes selected for the Australian Olympic team are subjected to meeting ongoing form and fitness requirement to compete at the Games.

Well done Lisa!

Men’s 4 x 400m relay team rises in rankings

The men’s 4 x 400m Australian relay team has moved one step closer to clinching a lane in London after clocking 3:01.58 for second place in Daegu, Korea. World Championships bronze medallist Ben Offereins received the baton from Steve Solomon who acted as the lead out man for the Australian team. Offereins handed over to…

Olympic selection hots up

Athletics Australia have continued their conservative approach to their Olympic team selection. Only athletes who have achieved an A-qualifying standard have been selected in the team so far. No marathon runners have been added to the squad which will compete at the 2012 London Games from 27 July to 12 August. Lisa Weightman is widely…