Weet-Bix fuel Tim’s endurance
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.
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.