Kilometres rather than beers releases the pressure for David
IT'S that positive release from life's pressures that makes triathlon worthwhile for Yamba real estate agent David Lovell.
A former competitive sailor, Lovell only started triathlons five years ago.
Not one to do things in halves, with Regan Allard from Personal Progression on board as his personal trainer, he successfully qualified and competed in the World Championships in London in September.
"As well as the three disciplines of swimming, cycling and running, I like the discipline of training associated with triathlon," Lovell said.
"The big benefit for me is the release. Rather than having a grog or two, doing triathlon is really positive.
"It keeps you on track, not only on a health level but with the people you meet through various training squads."
A festive theme awaits round four of the Clarence Valley Triathlon season.
The club will issue prizes for best-dressed Christmas-themed junior and senior competitors in this Sunday's race at Yamba Community Pool.
"Maybe I'll wear the reindeer antlers, but I think the Santa outfit might be too hot," Lovell said.
Adam Cartmell will have to wait 31 minutes, 54 seconds to dive into the pool, after registering his best time of the season in the last round.
He posted 58 minutes, 6 seconds to be the fastest club member on the day, holding off the consistent David Lovell and Colton Tooth, recovering from a recent spate of Christmas parties.