Fit­ness is the key

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Shirley Way shirley.way@cnbtimes.com.au

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.”

PHOTO: SHIRLEY WAY

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.

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