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Tale of the tape at the Macksville Gift

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1 Tale of the tape at the Macksville Gift on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:53 am



Tale of the tape at the Macksville Gift

Nambucca Guardian
Nov. 7, 2012

FOR Bowraville’s Beau Tape, the Macksville Gift has been an event on his annual sporting calendar since 2004 when he won his first sash at the Little Athletics Carnival.

This year however marks a milestone for the 17-year-old, who will be running against professionals for the first time.

He’ll be on the starting blocks for both the 120m novice and the 300m sprint events.

“I guess I’m feeling a bit nervous because I’ve never run against them (professionals) before, but I think I’m in with a chance – training has been going well,” Beau told the Guardian.

“I’ve been doing more sprint work lately - usually I focus on 800 metre training.”

With him at the track on Saturday will be his sister, 15-year-old Alina, who is also running in the 300m.

“I was invited to run in this event last year and I’m back because I like it,” Alina said.

“It’s more serious and more competitive and very different because there are no lanes marked and we all have handicaps.

“Fingers crossed – I’d like to make it to the final.”

Their mother Chriss said the pair train together, run against each other and are good at egging each other on.

“Yeah! I can beat her even when she has a head start,” Beau chirped.

“I guess she’s got the stamina and I got the talent.”

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