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By Euan Maxwell
Sport
Sean on his marks for Games

ANNANDALE wheelchair road racer Sean Frame is gearing up for his Commonwealth Games debut.

The Newton Wamphray athlete admits he’s relishing the opportunity to represent the nation in Birmingham in his favoured marathon event.

The 25-year-old has arrived south of the border for preparation camp ahead of his event, that takes place at 7 am on Saturday, and is confident going into the race.

Frame, who has been supported by Express Tyres in Lockerbie and Annan since 2016, said: “I’m feeling really strong going into the games. I’ve put a lot of hard work and hundreds of miles in to make sure I’m prepared properly.

“We were trying to avoid the worst of the heat last week by getting out about 5.30 am and then training later on at night as well when it was slightly cooler.

“I’m proud and really excited to have made the team and especially for the marathon as it’s a tough one to qualify for because you are up against some of the best in the world and you have to make the top seven in the rankings to be selected.

“My expectations for the Games is to soak up as much as possible of the whole experience of a competition at this level and learn from it and to hopefully have a great race on the day.”

Frame will miss the Games’ opening ceremony today as he will be on the track for the final preparations for Saturday.

He has also thanked the local community for the “great support with lots of encouragement from people”.

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