WEIGHTMAN Lisa Jane < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 16 Jan 1979 in Melbourne, AUS
Height1.57 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Husband Lachlan McArthur, son Peter [2015]
Residence Australia
Occupation Athlete, Consultant, Information Technology
Languages English, Italian
Higher education Business Information Systems - RMIT: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up running seriously in high school. She trained around the Preston City Oval in Victoria, Australia, while her father coached his football team.
Why this sport? She was born with a weak chest so her father encouraged her to run cross-country to strengthen her cardiovascular system.
Club / Team Melbourne University : Australia
Name of coach Richard Telford [personal]
Training Regime She runs up to 180 kilometres per week, and is often accompanied by her husband Lachlan.
General Interest
Nicknames Goa (olympics.com.au, 25 Mar 2013)
Most influential person in career Her father, and coach Richard Telford. (bemagazine.com.au, 28 Nov 2012)
Hero / Idol Australian runners Steve Moneghetti and Charlene Rendina. (olympics.com.au, 26 Jun 2012)
Injuries She was affected by food poisoning at the 2019 Chicago Marathon in the United States of America. (runnerstribe.com, 15 Mar 2021)

She tore her hamstring in 2009. (runnerstribe.com, 05 Nov 2009)

In 2008 she bruised a bone in her arm and grazed her hip. (runnerstribe.com, 11 Aug 2009)

When she was young she suffered from recurring stress fractures to her tibia. (runnerstribe.com, 05 Nov 2009; Athletics Australia, 16 Jun 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto "There will be setbacks. There will be times when people tell you that you're not good enough and there will be times when you feel like you aren't good enough. Don't let those feelings stand in your way." (vis.org.au, 01 Jan 2018)
Famous relatives Her father Peter has been a player and coach at various Australian rules football clubs, and her cousin Dale played Australian rules for Richmond Tigers from 1978 to 1993. Her husband Lachlan is also an elite athlete and paced her during the 2016 Houston Marathon in the United States of America. (runnerstribe.com, 15 Mar 2021; rio2016.olympics.com.au, 18 Jan 2016; Athletics Australia, 16 Jun 2008)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (lisaweightman.com, 20 Dec 2020)
Other information OCCUPATION
She is a full-time business transformation consultant and cloud programme manager at a global information technology company. She also undertakes public speaking engagements. "With a job and our [son] Pete, I'm just like any other mum juggling lots of demands for my time, but I wouldn't have it any other way. There's so much talk about women in corporate roles and in the ability to combine a career and a family, and I think I am a great ambassador for successfully achieving that." (runnerstribe.com, 15 Mar 2021; LinkedIn profile, 26 Mar 2020; sydneyharbour10k.com.au, 01 Jan 2019; vis.org.au, 01 Jan 2018)