Once again, Udos Oil is proud to sponsor 2008 World Champion Triathlete Helen Jenkins. As she prepares herself for another season of grueling triathlons around the world she takes some time out of her busy schedule to chat to us about her aspirations for this year.
UC: What are your key objectives this year Helen?
HJ: My main aim is the World Series Final In Budapest in September, also the World series race in Hyde park is important, as it is similar to the 2012 Olympic course and a big British race. Overall I'd love to come out of the year with a high overall ranking and hopefully enjoy the racing!
UC: What was your overall feeling about last year’s series re your personal performance
HJ: I was really happy with my results last year. I started off the year not so well but got better as the season went on and came out with a third in the Hyde Park triathlon and a third at the series final in Australia. Overall I was ranked 5th too. It was a great year and I learnt a lot about race preparation and how to race well on the big days.
UC: Will you change anything in your training/preparation from last year?
HJ: I have started my training a bit earlier as I haven't had any injuries this winter. I am hoping this will have me ready to race a bit earlier in the season. But most things stay the same, lots of swimming, cycling and running!
UC: Do you still see the same key players fighting it out for the top 5 places or are their any new-comers to watch out for?
HJ: It’s always so hard to know in triathlon. Different people come out every year and perform well. I think the same people will be up there fighting for the top 5 spots plus others probably, triathlon is getting more competitive all the time.
Helen on our stand
How has Udo's Choice helped you in your training?
HJ: I take Udo's Choice straight after my hardest sessions and I have noticed it has helped my recovery. I am therefore able to back up more hard sessions.
If you would like to chat with Helen yourself she will be at our exhibition stand at the Triathon, Cycling and Running show on 13 February between 10.30am - 12.30pm.
We would like to wish Helen luck this year and are thrilled that she finds Udos Oil an integral part of her nutritional support. We will keep you up to date with Helen's perfomances this year begiining with the first race in the world series - 11 April in Sydney.