Race Buddy Helen Murray
I loved all sports at school but only stumbled into triathlon in 2011 after injuring my knee when I got a little bit too close to a parked car on my way to work. I entered a local triathlon as a goal for when it healed. Since then I've competed at every distance from sprint to Ironman and competed at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships. Endurance events are my thing - I've done the Engadin cross-country ski marathon, a mountain marathon and an ultra marathon.
My greatest achievement was in 2008 when a colleague and I ran the length of the River Severn from source to sea in seven days (105 miles each.) It taught me so much about mental strength and taking yourself out of your comfort zone.
I'm so excited to be working with Race Force! I want to share my experiences with others, whatever their level or ability. I'm doing my Level 2 Triathlon coaching qualification and I'm a qualified fitness instructor, so whether it's a bit of reassurance, offering advice on the course, or talking through how transition works, I simply want to help people to enjoy triathlon as much as I do. I also can't wait to work on my cheerleading skills as I've got some way to go to be as loud and enthusiastic as my mum!
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