TRIATHLETE Harry Jones tuned up for next month’s Oceania Cup at Devonport with a win in the annual Port Macquarie aquathon on Friday.
In a day that saw the local surf club challenge their triathlon counterparts, it was Jones who finished first in the 800-metre run, 1.8 kilometre swim and 800 metre run at Flynns Beach.
While Jones took out the full-distance event, the surf club was aided by large numbers of members who contributed to their winning score.
Around 50 triathlon club members and surf club members took each other on with the surf club claiming bragging rights by 50 points.
“It was a good chance to have a bit of a hit out before the start of the season,” Jones said.
“I needed to push pretty hard, but it was a bit sore the next day because it was so hot and I wasn’t used to running on the hard sand.
“It did determine my fitness levels for the upcoming South West Rocks triathlon in a few weeks and then the Oceania Cup in Tasmania on February 17.”
Scott Aslop took out the half-distance event.