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.

  • 2014 European Aquathlon Championships, Cologne, Germany, 2nd place 35-39 age group
  • 2013 European Sprint Triathlon Championships, 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

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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Le Tour-One Day Ahead
Helen is putting her triathlon ambitions on hold this summer to take part in a challenge that is more important for her than winning medals. Ex England footballer and cancer survivor Geoff Thomas has asked Helen to be one of only two women participating in Le Tour-One Day Ahead.

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 Throughout February Helen is training in partnership with Ciclo Costa Blanca in Spain. Based in Benidorm she is staying at Ciclo Costa Blanca’s partnership hotel the Terralta Aparthotel and has been provided with a carbon Bergamont bike for the duration of her stay.

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 Winter Training in the Sun
Helen is joining forces with Ciclo Costa Blanca and Meta Bike Cafe this winter to get the most out of her off season training. Ciclo Costa Blanca will be providing Helen with a high quality bike to cover the winter miles in the Costa Blanca, Spain.

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Masters success
After studying for a year in Germany, Helen has successfully completed her Masters degree in ‘Labour Policies and Globalisation’ and graduated at the end of September.

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SportsCover Direct
Helen will have peace of mind when travelling and cycling overseas this year as she has travel insurance from SportsCover Direct.

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Amphibia
Helen is delighted to become an Amphibia Ambassador.

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Sweet Peaks
Helen has teamed up with Sweet Peaks to give her the energy to get around her long training rides and the Le Tour One Day Ahead Challenge.

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Lucy Bee Coconut Oil
Lucy Bee is supporting Helen in the run up to her One Day Ahead Challenge.

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Shock Absorber
Shock Absorber is helping Helen through her Le Tour-One Day Ahead challenge by providing her with her sports bras.

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