BY his own admission, Harry Jones has had a pretty poor domestic triathlon season.
But that doesn't mean he will leave a single thing in the tank on Sunday when he wraps up his season at the 2019 Gamagori NTT ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup in Japan.
Twelve months is a long time in sport and Jones knows that better than most - he had his fair share of success in 2018.
2019 has been a different story.
"I've been planning this race for a few months now so I wanted to redeem myself and finish the season on a high," Jones said.
"I've had a few interruptions with training and things in life this season, but I hope to have a good race this weekend."
The 27-year-old can't put his disappointing season down to anything specific, but luck - or a lack of it - has played a role.
"As an elite athlete you have to deal with it I guess," he said.
"You can't always have good races and good seasons, but you have to move on. It is what it is, you can't put it down to anything specific, it just happens.
"Nothing has really changed, I'm still doing the same training with the same coach ... ticking along."
I've been planning this race for a few months now so I wanted to redeem myself and finish the season on a high.- Harry Jones
His fourth-place finish at Coffs Harbour earlier in the year provided Jones with an insight that maybe this year wasn't going to be his year.
"I had an event on the same weekend and then I missed my flight and at the last minute decided to enter Coffs Harbour with quite high expectations I was going to win having been the previous winner," he said.
"I went in with heaps of confidence and ran fourth which was heaps disappointing for me."
Jones knows that he is approaching the peak age for an elite athlete where international races will start to appear more prominently on his calendar.
"I'm doing everything I can do to be the best I can and I'll do a few more international races as I progress as an athlete," he said.
The race in Gamagori will give him with an indication of what elite international racing could look like and was hopeful of finishing a disappointing season on a positive note.
"In elite racing, anyone can win and I think whoever is ready and motivated and really wants it is the one that will be on top," he said.
"I'll go in there and top five would be great, but I'll go in there and leave nothing in the tank and enjoy it."
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