Weightman back on track ahead of London


Buoyed by her recent selection for the marathon at the London Olympics, Lisa Weightman has taken out the Victorian 10km road title at the Big V 10 at Flemington Racecourse.

Over the undulating three lap course Weightman ran with a large pack of men throughout the mixed race, stopping 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 on a new uniform and get out among the guys,” Weightman said of representing Melbourne University Athletics Club.

“The club is made up of a great bunch of guys and girls, and (husband) Lachlan and I have really enjoyed the last few seasons training out at the track and the university.”

Weightman’s pre-London focus now shifts to next month’s Launceston Ten, which this year doubles as the Australian 10km Road Racing Championships.

The men's race saw an interesting twist, with NSW's Harry Summers winning the event in 29:38 ahead of Mitch Brown, who earlier in the month had won the Sydney:10, which doubles as the NSW Road Championships. Brown broke 30 minutes with 29:54, with Ben Ashkettle (30:24) third.


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