Easy going, unassuming and a larrikin of the Nutri-Grain IronMan Series, Jy Timperley has been pitched as the dark horse of the 2020/21 Nutri-Grain Series after a slew of impressive performances across the opening three rounds of competition in Kingscliff, NSW.

The Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC athlete stood on the podium three times over the first three rounds of the Nutri-Grain IronMan Series, taking home a third and two seconds, respectively.

Timperley shocked some with his impressive performances, but the unassuming 21-year-old said he has been putting in a lot of hard work in different areas behind the scenes.

“I’d probably say that I do a lot of things behind the scenes that doesn’t have much to do with training, just a lot of breath work and stuff like that,” Timperley said.

“Just being really efficient with your body, it pays dividends in the end for these sorts of races.”

After having a break from the sport in 2018/19, Timperley requalified for the 2019/20 Nutri-Grain Series and placed seventh earning himself. This meant automatic requalification into this year’s series, where he aimed again to simply place high enough to requalify next year.

“My main goal last year and it was again this year, was to try requalify and not have to do the trial again,” he laughed.

“But it’s going a lot better than I thought I thought it would, so I’m stoked.”

With the event spectator less due to COVID-19, Byron Bay born Timperley said he was lucky to have a host of supporters in the area who were able to watch him race on Channel 9GO! but said he was most grateful for his parents able to watch him race.

“Down here I seem to have the biggest fan base out of anyone here,” Timperley said.

“I’m just so lucky to have the support, like Mum and Dad especially, they’re just a blessing, it’s so good.”

Currently sitting in second place on the Series leader board just four points shy of Ali Day’s 60 points, Timperley is the closest to breaking Day’s stranglehold on the Series.

“Ali’s looking pretty fit and fast at the moment he looks like he’s got about one per cent body fat on him,” Timperley said.

“My main goal the last few months was actually try to lose a bit of weight and I’m feeling about 100 times better than I did last year.”

Asked what Timperley’s plans and expectations are for the upcoming second weekend of racing, he said he was just going to keep it simple, keep it consistent and keep off the beers.

“Just to try have another weekend like this one and just try to keep consistent, try keep off the beers for the next couple of weeks, but I’m looking forward to racing it all again,” he said.

The remaining three rounds of the Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman Series will take place across 26-28 February with round four (26 Feb) LIVE on Channel 9GO! from 12pm-2pm nationally and rounds five and six LIVE on Channel 9 from 12pm-2pm nationally.

To read more about Jy Timperley click here.

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For further information about the Nutri-Grain Iron Series click here.

To see the full list of male and female competitors in the Nutri-Grain Iron Series click here.