Callum cracks tar­get time

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

EN­DURANCE run­ner Callum Evans keeps smash­ing his per­sonal bests and achieved his goal to run 800m in 2:18 min­utes last week.

Callum placed sixth in the state ti­tles after a steady train­ing regime en­abled him to take nine seconds off his per­sonal best since the Gayn­dah dis­trict ti­tle in Au­gust.

“It’s taken a while (to get un­der 2:20) – we’ve had to do a bit more train­ing, a bit more en­durance and speed so I could keep the pace,” he said.

To pre­pare for the state ti­tles, he did con­di­tion­ing runs in Gympie, Mary­bor­ough and Bund­aberg un­der the guid­ance of his coach – his fa­ther Alex.

“It wasn’t part of a ti­tle, but I just went over and ran against a few peo­ple so I could get the feel of com­pe­ti­tion, and to get the feel of rac­ing,” he said.

With the fi­nals go­ing “faster than the heats”, Callum was thrilled to crack his goal of run­ning un­der 2:20 – a goal set when he broke a 20-year record at the North Bur­nett (zone) car­ni­val.

“I’ve made the fi­nals, so I’ll try to make the next level now,” he said.

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