TRIATHLON: Helen Lawrence. of Chester Tri Club has been named Duathlete of the Year by the British Triathlon Association.
This honour was in recognition of a string of dazzling performances in the run/cycle/ run event during
2004. Early in the year Helen won the Cambridge Duathlon and a gold medal at the British National Duathlon Championships in Llanelli in July followed by a bronze at the European Championships in Swansea in September.
'I have had a really exciting year in triathlon and duathlon and being awarded Duathlete of the Year is a lovely way to top it all off,' she said.
'Next year I have lots of triathlon plans, but would like to continue with duathlon where possible.
'I have been awarded TASS support for triathlon and this, along with sponsorship from Royles, sport scholarship support from Liverpool John Moores University and coaching from Jack Maitland will provide me with many opportunities.'