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Helen Russell – Badass!

Helen RussellHelen 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?

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Welcome to those we met at the Cycle Show

I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome you all to our first Newsletter/Blog. This will be running as a blog on the website www.sweet-peaks.co.uk and it would be great if you could go to this and sign up, that will mean less emails and just notifications of when the next blog is on line. Just for reading as far as you have please use code BLOG10 on the website for 10% off all nutritional products, go to the shop link on the website or www.sweet-peaks-shop.co.uk to redeem (carry on reading you may find more)

We are planning to have this blog/newsletter going out with information about our supported athletes (all of whom can  be found on www.sweet-peaks.co.uk/supported-athletes-teams/) and also blogs and advice written by them, and others, about training, feeding, hints and tips going forward. We are sure you will find it interesting and useful as we move forward with the business, however, don’t be shy to let us know if there is anything missing or we can do better.

The Cycle show @ NEC

Welcome to those that join us after the cycle show at the NEC.

This was a great event and we all had fun speaking to everyone who was able to be there and came along to try our products. They all met with great feedback, especially the Rhubarb & Custard Gels and both Chris and I had a great time “celeb spotting” and posing for photos with the great cyclists that were there.

The competition for the £50 Bundle of Sports Nutritional products has been drawn and the winner has been informed. Thank you to all those that took part and sorry to all those that did not win. However, the code NEC15 will get you a 15% discount off all the Sports Nutritional products up until the end of 2017 as a thank you for coming along to the event, please go to www.sweet-peaks-shop.co.uk to redeem or follow the link to the “shop” on www.sweet-peaks.co.uk

 

Cycling Sheffield Giant Sheffield

With the Season coming to an end it is Hill Climb time with Joe Clarke is aiming to win the National Championships it after a 3rd place finish in 2015 and 5th in 2016. This year’s Championship in in the North East at Hedley Hill on 29th October, anyone in the area please do go a cheer Joe on. He is in good form with a win at the Rake Hill Climb on 8th October. Good luck to Joe and follow the team on twitter @cycling_sheff and @joeclark37

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Keep an eye on twitter for all our supported athletes who across the winter will be doing both training and some amazing events, follow and like them for great advice and great places to run and cycle.

@tango5tavy (ultra and multi marathon runner Adam “Tango” Holland)

@Yiannis_83 (GB International Aquathlete 2017 GB age group captain at the World Championships)

@helengoth (Helen Russell, GB Quadrathlon Champ former World & Euro Duathlon & Euro Triathlon age group Champion)

@madhattersports (Cornish based sports events company)

I hope you have enjoyed this blog and hopefully you will keep subscribed to it. I am wanting to keep them short and sweet but also relevant to you all so if there is anything you would like to see added or information you would like to see included please do email info@sweet-peaks.co.uk and I will do my best to get answers quickly and include it in upcoming blogs.

All the best and ride/run safe in the cold and dark!!

Richard

British National Champs

Last night, 19th July, saw the 6th running of the Sheffield Hallam Sheffield Grand Prix cycling which this year doubled as the British Championships.

Its the 3rd year that we have sponsored the first swooping corner as “Sweet Peaks Corner” and we’ve always enjoyed the great event put on by Marc Etches and the Sheff Rec Cycling Club. Its also the 2nd Year that we have been there as sponsors of the Cycling Sheffield-Giant Sheffield team with riders in the race which is fantastic.

This year the Elite of the men and women came along and even with the light shower before the women’s race the quality of the race stayed high. Cycling Sheffield-Giant Sheffield were in touch until a couple of mechanical issues saw the riders drop back which was a shame, especially at their home race, but you cant have everything.

A great win in the women’s race for Katie Archibald with 17 year old Tom Pidcock winning the mens senior title.