Three employees of Greater Shepparton City Council will compete in the Shepparton leg of the Rural Tri Series.MATTHEW GALEA February 20, 2014 4:07am
Greater Shepparton City Council staff members Travis Turner, Matt Jarvis and Ian Boyle will participate in the Rural Tri Series.
The Shepparton-hosted leg of the Rural Tri Series might be a showcase event for the Shepparton Triathlon Club and some of its more serious members, but it is also a great chance for first-timers to get involved as well.
Three Greater Shepparton City Council staff members have decided to take that opportunity together, with a little help from STC.
Corporate accounting team leader Matt Jarvis, strategic planning team leader Ian Boyle and sustainability and environmental officer Travis Turner have undergone training ahead of the event.
‘‘Jon Griffin is a part of the tri club and he sort of asked for some interest around work, and I’d been doing some running and bike riding, so I thought I’d add the swimming to that as well,’’ Jarvis said.
‘‘It’s a really good team-building exercise too, and, of course, there are the added health benefits of doing it as well,’’ Boyle said.
For Turner, participating is just one part of fulfilling a new year’s resolution.
‘‘One of my resolutions was just to start getting healthy and get a bit fitter, so as soon as this came up, I thought it’d be a great target to set myself,’’ Turner said.
Jarvis said he had been enjoying the training and could see himself joining the club and becoming more active in the sport.
‘‘I’ve enjoyed the training, and I think I’ll keep going with it,’’ Jarvis said.
‘‘I’ll just see how I go on the day, hopefully I survive the swim.’’
Boyle had similar aspirations.
‘‘I’ve got these great intentions, so if it goes well, I’d be looking to take up the sport if we go well,’’ Boyle said.
‘‘I’m sure we will, though, we’ve done the training and it’s been really fun, even if that whittles down over the next weeks or months, I can see myself doing another one.’’
Jarvis and Boyle took part in the STC’s sprint triathlon, which formed part of the club’s Summer Series, and were in good spirits after and feel their preparation, which includes some training with STC coach Peter Guy, has been good.
‘‘That’s another reason why I personally have decided to do it, the support from the club has been great,’’ Boyle said.
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