Fitness is the key
RUNNING for fitness keeps Callan Trott on Gayndah’s sports grounds.
While keen on rugby league and Aussie rules, his favourite code is touch football for its complexity of rules and the use of the whole team.
Callan, 13, said being fleet of foot was the key to his success in the game.
“The running keeps me fit; it makes the game faster and fun,” he said.
“I mainly run the 800m, 400m and 1500m.”
A step at a time has been leading Callan to fitness since he was young.
“I’ve been good at it since cross-country in grade one; I’ve liked it my whole life,” Callan explained.
Callan’s first place in the 1500m race this week will take him to theWide Bay trials in mid-September.
“I’m going to train a bit for this one,” he said.
“I need to practise the first lap.
“I will slow it down a bit and save it for the last 400m.”
NORTH BURNETT AGE CHAMPIONS: 2014's age champions who will compete at the Wide Bay athletics carnival in September are, front, from left, Ethan Shepherd, Thakdanai Dinmuang, second row, TiannaWest, Malitha Cooper, Simone Manski, Phoebe Arbon, Taylor McCosker, back, Riley Allen, Chris and Coby Gibbs, Thomas Cole.