After a great season, we are excited to have a number of Jarasport athletes qualify for the ITU Age Group World Championships on the Gold Coast in September!
Over the next few weeks we will be sharing more on our athletes, starting with GLENN HALUPKA
Age Group: 30-34
Occupation: Engineering Associate
What do you love about Triathlon?: That despite the fact that it's just you out there slogging it away, you always get lots of support from fellow racers, team mates and spectators. The cheering always pushes you on when you're smashed, and makes you realise what you're really capable of.
Proudest Achievement to Date: A week ago I would have said crossing the finish line at Port Macquarie Ironman 70.3, but that was recently trumped when I found out that I'd been selected to represent Australia at the Age Group World Championships!
Next Goal: I have some small(ish) goals throughout winter to keep me going, including standing on the podium after an Individual Time Trial. But ultimately the big one is to race well at the World Champs and get out of the water in a reasonable time.
Favourite/Best Leg: Definitely the bike, no hesitation. It's where I'm the most comfortable. I might have a look of horrible pain on my face when I'm pushing hard, but I'm loving every second of it.
Favourite Course/Event: There's different aspects about a few that I like. I'd say that as a whole, despite being turned into a duathlon and having a crash on the bike, the Australian Sprint Championships on the Gold Coast in February 2018 was the most fun and had an amazing atmosphere.
Favourite Session of the Week: I love a good thrash on the bike at Tour de Burbs. Hill climbs, sprints and break aways, it feels like a little race every week!
Favourite Motivational Quote: I remember regretting putting this on my high school yearbook, but it feels relevant to me now, "If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough" - Mario Andretti, retired racing driver.
CONGRATULATIONS GLENN! We are so proud of your achievements to date, and can’t wait to see what you are capable of come September! 🏊♂️🚴♂️🏃♂️⭐️