And the award for best female goes to….

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday February 26.  While preparations were being made rolling out the red carpet and polishing those Oscars; Jackpot’s very own leading lady Helen Drew featured in her own Motion Picture at Rother Valley Country Park for the Rother Valley Sprint duathlon.

The windy conditions made for an interesting day with Helen having a strong first run over the 5km distance around the lake flowing through the muddy trails and arriving into transition as the fourth female with a time of 21.38.

Helen said “It was after the run where the fun really started!!” with the swirling winds proving difficult for many athletes over the 25k bike course, not to mention the hills.

After completing two laps of the bike course in 59:38 and following a swift exit of transition.  She maintained her position heavy legged over the final  2.5k  to finish 5th female and second in her age group in 1 hour 34 mins.

On finishing the event Helen said ” I thought the event was very well organised and I’m ready to put in some work ready for my next duathlon at Clumber Park in March.Id like to thank my team, family Sponsors and the Academy!!”

Well done Helen.