Helen Russell

World Champion Duathlete and Triathlete


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Helen Russell - World Champion Duathlete and Triathlete

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Helen is a Triathlete and Duathlete who is enjoying success as an age group athlete representing Great Britain.

Since competing in her first triathlon in 2006 Helen has been very successful in multi-sport competitions, securing a number of victories and podium places in both, local, national and international Triathlons, Duathlons and Aquathlons.

Helen has represented Great Britain in Triathlon and Duathlon at an international level.

  • 2013 European Sprint Triathlon Champions, Alanya, Turkey, 1st place 35-39 age group and 2nd overall

  • 2012 European Sprint Duathlon Championships, Horst, Holland, 1st place overall women and 1st 35-39 age group

  • 2011 World Sprint Duathlon Championships, Gijon, Spain-1st place 35-39 age category

  • 2010 European Duathlon Championships, Nancy, France-2nd place 35-39 age category

  • 2010 World Aquathlon Championships, Budapest, Hungary-3rd place 35-39 age category

  • 2010 European Triathlon Championships, Athlone, Ireland- 7th place 35-39 age category

  • 2009 World Duathlon Championship, Concord, North Carolina, USA- 3rd place, 30-34 age category

A high level of commitment has been required for Helen to be able to combine her training and competing with working full-time.

Helen has received recognition for her results being runner up two years running in the national 220 Triathlon magazine ‘Female Duathlete of the Year’ award and a former winner of the Hereford and Worcestershire Sports Partnership Female Sports Personality of the Year, Bromsgrove Advertiser Sports Personality of the Year and Bromsgrove District Council Female Sports Personality of the year.

Helen has now been selected to be part of Team TriUK who are helping her to achieve her full potential as triathlete.

Latest Achievements

2nd European Aquathlon Championships (35-39 age category)

1st European Sprint Triathlon Championship (35-39) age category and 2nd overall.

1st England Sprint Triathlon Championships (35-39) age category

1st Bosworth Sprint Triathlon

1st Highley Sprint Triathlon

1st No Frills Duathlon, Market Bosworth

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European Aquathlon Silver
Helen had a great return to racing at the end of May winning a silver medal in the European Aquathlon Championships in Cologne, Germany.

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Helen took part in the Schildhorn Swim race across the Havel as part of the Jaczo festival that commemorates the founding of the Mark of Brandenburg in 1157.

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Tri-City Triathlon
Helen has spent the spring studying and training in Europe. In fact she has spent time in three cities: Brussels, Geneva and Berlin

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Spirit of Bromsgrove
Helen was delighted to be one of only three people shortlisted for Bromsgrove Senior Sports Personality of the Year in the first ever Spirit of Bromsgrove Awards.

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