Helen has left us speechless! End of Season Report - 2023

Helen Russell's incredible year has left us speechless! Read Helen Russell's end of season report below....
Claire and Allie,Hope you are both well! Having finished my 2023 race season I thought I would let you know what your ongoing support has helped me to achieve this year.
My biggest success of the year was to win the European Middle Distance Quadrathlon Championships, which this year took place in the UK. I was delighted not to only win my age group title but finish first female overall.

ATHLETICS – Helen Russell crowned European Middle Distance Quadrathlon champion

HELEN Russell won gold at the European Middle Distance Quadrathlon Championships

HELEN Russell won gold with a superb effort at the European Middle Distance Quadrathlon Championships on home soil...click here to read more

Russell, from Evesham, came out on top competing against athletes from Hungary, Belgium, Spain and the United Kingdom.



My other focus this year has been on Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP). I was pleased to win the GBSUP National Distance Race Series in the Nisco fleet category, defending the same title I won last year. In addition this year I was crowned GBSUP National Title Holder for the first time, again in the Nisco fleet category. The race series rewards consistency through the season, with competitors’ top two results from three series races counting. With two first and one second place in the Series races I took the overall Series title. The British Champs race took place in September and was over a 8km distance race, a 3km technical race and a 150m sprint. Winning each of the disciplines I took the national title: PADDLEBOARDING – Double success for Russell on national stage


PADDLEBOARDING – Double success for Russell on national stage

Helen Russell Double win Paddleboarding

HELEN Russell claimed two national stand up paddleboarding (SUP) titles to crown an excellent second year...click to read more


I have also continued to give back to my sports and local community. This year I have been proud to be a British Canoeing ‘She Paddles’ Ambassador. As part of this I have organised a number of initiatives to get women paddling including taster sessions in Stand up Paddleboarding (SUP),kayaking and Canadian canoeing. I also helped to organise a Big Paddle Clean Up event in Evesham.

Helen Russell posted the quickest times in the kayak and run legs to finish as the first woman overall and in the 40 to 50-years-old age group.

I realise that the last few years have been difficult for businesses and therefore want to thank you for your ongoing support which has helped me to reach my sporting goals.

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Thank you Helen for sharing your end of year report!