Warwick triathlete goes the extra mile
WARWICK triathlete Seth Jameson is proof that dedication and hard work leads to results.
This time last year Jameson was finishing in the top 50 for his age group in triathlons around south east Queensland.
Last weekend, he finished 21st in the 35-39 years age group in the Raby Bay Triathlon.
"I ran a PB (personal best) on the weekend with one hour, 16 minutes and 1 second," Jameson said.
"My previous race before that I ran one hour, 24 minutes and something seconds so I shaved about eight minutes off the preceding race."
Jameson put his improvement down to his hard work between events.
"Work gets quite busy at times and I enjoy training so I've been training quite often, even just as a stress reliever," he said.
"I've had about five coaching sessions down at WIRAC to improve my swimming, which has really helped.
"I train a couple of times a week at a high intensity for about one hour - I don't necessarily train heaps, I just train hard."
Jameson said he was seeing the benefits of his swimming training.
"I swum the 750m in about 13 minutes," Jameson said.
"It's not great by the standards of a lot of triathletes but it's amazing for me.
"I used to swim that in about 18 or 19 minutes so it's a massive improvement for me."
However, Jameson hopes there is more improvement to come.
"I still want to improve in the swim and cycle," he said.