PORT Macquarie triathlete Harry Jones felt mixed emotions after successfully completing his first English triathlon.
Jones finished in 33rd position last weekend in the British Elite Sprint Championships in a field of 63 competitors.
“I’m not quite happy but not disappointed with the result either because it was an incredibly tough and fast race,” he said.
“Things didn't quite go to plan when I missed the lead swim group by about 30 seconds or so.”
The slow start ultimately cost him a top 10 finish as he was playing catch-up for the remainder of the day.
”The elites didn’t get the opportunity to complete a swim warm-up which was disappointing so hopefully I'll take this into consideration and train for this in case it happens next time,” Jones said.
Jones was disappointed with his swim leg, but felt good in the cycle leg.
“Our group worked well together throughout the 20km bike and the run was decent,” he said.
“I pushed hard and roughly overtook 10 competitors which gave me an overall result of 33rd athlete in the country for the sprint distance triathlon.”