Port Macquarie triathlete Harry Jones was too good at the South West Rocks triathlon

HARRY Jones puts his recent golden run of form down to one simple aspect – enjoyment.

The Port Macquarie triathlete was at it again at South West Rocks on February 11 when he claimed a second successive Trial Bay Triathlon win.

He did it after overcoming a left foot problem that had seen him focus more on swimming and cycling with minimal running preparation.

Despite the win, Jones admitted he was still not in the form he would like to be in as he continues to tune up for next weekend’s Oceania Cup in Tasmania.

“It’s never easy to win because you always put pressure on yourself to do well, but it’s mainly been about the enjoyment of it all,” he said.

“There is no real secret to my success; just plain old hard work.”

Jones took out the 500-metre swim, 23-kilometre cycle and six kilometre run in a time of one hour and six minutes.

He said his main focus at the event was on a “good swim-bike leg”.

“I knew if I had a good gap coming off the bike I’d win it,” he said.

How well he would perform relied on how well he dealt with a left foot problem which he said came through the assignment with flying colours.

“The main reason I went in the event was just to test the foot out,” Jones said.

“Hopefully the foot recovers well because I’m feeling quite fit at the moment.”

Jones won the event in a time that was “a little bit quicker than last year.”

“It is hard not to win when you’re the only professional out there, but it’s always good to race at home though, because you don’t get too many opportunities to do that.”


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