- 2014 2nd place 35-39 age group, European Aquathlon Championships, Cologne, Germany.
- 2013 1st place 35-39 age group and 2nd overall, European Sprint Triathlon Champions, Alanya, Turkey.
- 2012 1st place overall women and 1st 35-39 age group European Sprint Duathlon Championships, Horst, Holland.
- 2011 1st place, 35-39 age group World Sprint Duathlon Championships, Gijon, Spain.
- 2010 2nd place, 35-39 age group European Duathlon Championships, Nancy, France.
- 2010 3rd place, 35-39 age group World Aquathlon Championships, Budapest, Hungary.
- 2009 3rd place, 30-34 age group World Duathlon Championship, Concord, North Carolina, USA.
- England Sprint Triathlon Champion (35-39) age category, 2013
- British Aquathlon Champion (35-39 age category) 2012 and 2010
Helen comes from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire and can often be found either running on the Lickey Hills or cycling around the roads of Worcestershire. In September 2013 she left her full-time job in the UK to move to Germany to study a Masters degree in ‘Labour Policies in Globalisation’. She is continuing to train and compete in Germany.
Helen aged 39, trains six days a week to maintain a top international performance, as well as studying full-time in Berlin, Germany. Whilst in the UK Helen trains with Bromsgrove and Redditch Athletics Club as well as Birmingham Running and Triathlon Club (BRATS).
At the weekend she can be found exploring the picturesque countryside of the Cotswolds with the Evesham Wheelers Cycling Club. Helen is supported by Eddie Fletcher from Fletcher Sport Science. Eddie is the Wattbike Resident Sport Scientist and Coach and his knowledge and expertise has helped Helen become the current European Sprint Triathlon Champion as well as a former World and European Duathlon Champion. As a child Helen was a member of the Bromsgrove and Redditch Athletic Club but gave up running during her A-levels. She didn’t return to the sport until in her mid-twenties when she realised that a sedentary lifestyle was not good for her health. Helen’s first triathlon was in 2006 and as a late-comer to triathlon she has shown that it is never too late to regain fitness and that if you work hard enough you can achieve unimagined success.
Perhaps it is this dedication which led 1,352 people to vote for her in the 2010 Bromsgrove Advertiser Sports Personality of the Year award. Helen is also committed increasing participation in sport, is keen to help other athletes achieve success and wants to give back to the local community who have supported her in the past. During the Olympics she spoke at local schools about triathlon, presented the sports awards at her old school, Catshill Middle School and opened the Catshill Community Games. Helen was also the keynote speaker at the 2011 Bromsgrove District Council Sports Awards ceremony where she gave a motivational talk and presented on the sporting successes in the district over the last year.
Helen also uses her national profile to promote equalities and fight discrimination in sport. She has supported and competed at the national Pride Games for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans sports people and also helped organise an event at Pride House during the Olympics. She also promotes sports equality via writing for Sportsister – the women’s sport magazine and the Metro Newspaper website. So popular are her Metro blogs that during London 2012 she won a prize for the most number of hits.