Hélène has just come back to the UK after 18 months adventuring in her VW camper-van travelling with her bikes, and finding the best places to triathlon train in Europe! In 2016 Hélène represented Great Britain at Age Group level for the European ironman and half ironman championships in Poland and Austria, in 2017, it was Ironman Austria, where she qualified for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii!
Deciding to go on an adventure
Heading to Europe to do triathlon
Her introduction into road cycling and swimming
Her first triathlon in 2004
How her love for triathlon evolved
Getting to explore the countryside
Joining a running club to make it more social
Where are all the women?
Why you don’t have to be amazing at it all
Working and training and trying to get the balance in your life
Deciding to do an Ironman…. with 3 months to train for it
Dealing with anxiety and fear before a race and why self confidence is so important
Being on the start line for Ironman Wales
Learning to not worry about the things you can’t control
When the gun goes off & the mass entry of 2,000 people into the water!
The hills on the bike and why you need to pace yourself
Being Celiac and how it impacts on her nutrition and training
Buying her van in a car auction… (Victor the van!)
Planning and organised and why you don’t need to play your life to have an amazing time!
Being a female solo traveller
Leaving just before Brexit! July 2016
Expectations verses reality
Getting through the tough days
Racing triathlon in Poland
Qualifying for the Ironman World Championships in Kona!
3 months…. training… and why it wasn’t all plain sailing…
Learning to control her emotions
Why the only person who is putting pressure on you is you
The training plan
Heading over to Hawaii! Feeling serene on the day
The aggressive start in the swim
Transition… and dealing with the wind
The mental side of triathlon
Plans for 2018
Advice for women and girls and why it wasn’t an easy decision to make
Being Selfish and why you should go for it!
Learn more about Hélène
Twitter - @WhereWheelsGo
Instagram - @WhereWheelsGo
Website & Blog - www.wherethewheelsgo.wordpress.com
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