Helen is a Sweet Peaks supported Athlete and has helped us develop new products over the past year with feedback and useful information. We are very proud to be a supporter and have had a great couple of years supporting her through her epic adventures.
She has recently given an interview on www.lessonsinbadassery.com where she talks about what gets her up in the morning and I have provided a little taste of it below.
Helen is a great inspiration to all of us, young and old, about getting and keeping active and never, ever, giving up!
For the full interview go to http://lessonsinbadassery.com/helen-russell-quadrathlon-champion/ there are other great stories on there too!
“When it comes to multisport events, Helen Russell has been there, done that and scooped a podium in the process. Currently the British Quadrathlon Champion (swim, kayak, bike, run), Helen also has World and European age group titles in aquathlon, triathlon and duathlon under her belt. On top of that, she’s a fervent fundraiser who has cycled the entire Tour de France route one day ahead of the pros for Cure Leukaemia, and last year cycled up Mt. Ventoux via all three routes in one day for Air Ambulance. All in all, she’s pretty epic!
Here, Helen chats capsizing kayaks, surreal moments cycling with Lance Armstrong and how failing her driving test kick-started her journey as an age group multisport athlete.”
Questions asked and answered include:
You’ve been successful in pretty much every multisport discipline as an adult – were you active growing up?
How did you get into triathlon?
You went on to win titles in triathlon, duathlon and aquathlon. Were you working fulltime while training and competing as an age group GB athlete?
Is it hard to train for four quadrathlon disciplines?
In race season, what would a typical week of training look like?