NUMBER ONE: Lindsey Wall was voted senior Sportsperson of the Month for February after his back to back triathlon wins.
NUMBER ONE: Lindsey Wall was voted senior Sportsperson of the Month for February after his back to back triathlon wins. Debrah Novak

Consecutive wins earn Wall top honour for February

The start to 2016 has been like nothing else for Yamba triathlete Lindsey Wall.

Wall started the year with a self-described poor performance at the 'Hell of the West' triathlon in Goondiwindi where he ran in sixth overall.

But with Goondiwindi firmly in the back of his mind Wall set out to convince himself he still had what it took to compete with the 'big boys'.

In consecutive weeks Wall won the South West Rocks triathlon and then the feature event of the Elite Energy TriYamba triathlon festival in his hometown.

Wall is riding the momentum of both major wins into his title defence at Coffs Harbour this weekend but the triathlete is not getting too far ahead of himself because as he says he has been there before.

"My aim for this year is to not let what happened last year take hold again," Wall said. "I had a really good start last year and got half way through the year and my body was just crying for a rest.

"I had to pull out of several events in a row because I just could not compete. This year I am going to be really smart about it and make sure my body makes it through the entire year."

With the BCU Coffs Tri this weekend Wall is focussed on competing to his best ability and confident in his chances at reclaiming his crown from last year.

"I can only hope I do well," Wall said. "All I can do is control my own race, if I have a good race then I should definitely be in with a chance at taking it out.

"But there is definitely going to be some tough competition down there. They have some good prize money up for grabs which will attract a lot of professional competitors.

"I am going into it fairly confident."

For his efforts Wall has been awarded the Senior Sportsperson of February award.



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