Callum cracks target time
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.