Weet-Bix fuel Tim’s en­durance

Cross coun­try

Central and North Burnett Times - - JUNIOR SPORT - Erica.murree@cnbtimes.com.au

TI­MOTHY Geissler did not have a race plan but it did not stop him win­ning his age group at the North Bur­nett cross coun­try on home soil at Biggen­den.

The 11-year-old said it was the first time he had won his age group at the North Bur­nett level.

“I did have a run­ner close on my heels but in the end won the race by about 20 me­tres,” he said.

For Tim, his train­ing regime was sim­ple.

“I just ran down the road and back, plus helped around the prop­erty, mus­ter­ing or what­ever needed to be done,” he said.

To add fuel to his body Tim had his nor­mal din­ner of meat and veg­eta­bles the night be­fore, fol­lowed by twoWeet-Bix for break­fast.

For Eidsvold’s Clin­ton Kyle in the 18-19 years age group, it was a lonely race with no op­po­si­tion.

This did not stop him set­ting a record time over the 8km of 36m03s, smash­ing Stan­ley Grubb’s time of 44m25s.

Gayn­dah’s Jes­sica O’Brien thought it was ex­cit­ing to equal her sis­ter Re­becca’s 2007 record of 13m27s.

Mun­dub­bera’s So­phie Zipf took 22s off Alana Evans’ (Gayn­dah) 2012 time of 13m25s for 12 years girls.

Isis run­ners Thak­danai Din­muang and Kelsey Vel­la­cott agreed the course was a bit rough but there were fewer hills than ex­pected.

Danai said he was hurt­ing a bit at the end, es­pe­cially af­ter fall­ing in a few pot­holes.

The trial drew stu­dents from across the schools from Isis to Monto.

Con­venor and PE teacher Carolyn Holmes said with the heat on the day, it was sur­pris­ing records were bro­ken.

“The ath­letes did ex­tremely well,” she said.

“Our thanks must go to the North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil for its prepa­ra­tion of the course.”

A team has been se­lected for theWide Bay tri­als be­ing held at Mur­gon High on Tues­day, May 26.

Mrs Holmes said in the 13-19 years the first six were con­sid­ered but be­ing se­lected was de­pen­dent on time.

“Fin­gers crossed, with the tal­ent we have, there will be a few head­ing to the state tri­als,” she said.

Ella Dar­ling­ton con­cen­trates on her race.

Gayn­dah's Jes­sica O'Brien.

PHO­TOS: ERICA MURREE

READY TO RACE: Off to Wide Bay tri­als will be Biggen­den's Tim Geissler and De Moya Barkle, and Coalstoun Lakes’ Max Cor­field.

Coalstoun Lakes' Ruby Hunter and Amy Rober­ton.

Off and run­ning in the North Bur­nett cross coun­try tri­als.

Eidsvold's Clin­ton Kyle.

Ath­letes pace them­selves on the cross coun­try course at Biggen­den.

Lim­ber­ing up be­fore their race are Ge­or­gia Cor­field, Brit­tany Spry, Court­ney Spry and So­phie Gibbs.

Eidsvold's Clin­ton Kyle breaks a record as he crosses the fin­ish­ing line.

“Re­fu­elling” are Emily Doyle and Hannah Radel.

Biggen­den's Tim Geissler won his age group.

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