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Summary

If you had told Helen two years ago that she would be getting up at six a.m. on Sundays to swim in a freezing reservoir and spending her Saturday nights unshowered and covered in mud in a pub, she would have spat out her champagne. But when everyone around you starts settling down, what else is a glamorous party girl to do but to launch herself into the world of endurance sport?

For someone who didn't even own a pair of flat shoes (and definitely no waterproofs), Helen would soon find she had a lot to learn.

Join Helen on her hilarious and soul-searching journey as she swaps a life of cocktail bars and dating for the challenges and exhilaration of triathlons, trail runs, obstacle races, long-distance cycles and ocean swims...and sets herself the seemingly impossible goal of qualifying as a Team GB triathlete.

©2018 Helen Croydon (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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This Girl Writes Well ... and narrates brilliantly to boot

This is an extremely well written book about mostly the drive to push yourself to see how far your body can go in terms of running, cycling and swimming. Ms. Croydon is a born communicator putting her points of view across in a great story with passion and wit. When I said "about mostly" earlier I meant that her story is also about finding - without perhaps consciously meaning to - people to share the warmth and companionship and joy and then even someone to share love ... at just the right time. An excellent read - completely outside my usual reading zone - but This Girl Did Well!

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Enjoyable listen...

I’m at a similar point in my life to Helen at the start of the book, so much of the story resonates with me. I really liked the epilogue too and is a real life lesson for all of us, taking care of friendships is very important, as it will influence how we experience our lives.

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determination at its greatest. Great read

Im fairly new to running and similar to the author it is daunting when you first start out. everyone seems to be running faster and better than you. I could completely relate and it made me laugh. she is so right join a running group and just do it! great read very funny and motivational.

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Yes she did indeed run and cycle and swim.

An enjoyable read. Perhaps a little too much on facts and figures for me though.

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inspiring listen, great motivator at the gym

Inspiring story, made me want to push myself, was a great motivator to get me out of the house and to the gym. Just finished it and signed up to a 10k after not running for years. Need to find an equally inspiring book for training now

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OK...

I have an all too terrible habit of getting very het up someway through a book, mostly unleashing my not so much inner, but very definitely outer nerdness about rubbish narrators and Grammar, only to come back later, after 'martyring' on, to humbly beg forgiveness 'cos I am a huge pratt..'
Soooo.... I really hope I'll be doing that about this book...


Review on the review...
Yeah, I know, I'm a HUGE pratt...Helen really gets into the narrative, moreover, she makes me feel less feeble in life's journey, and not the only clueless one...I humbly beg your forgiveness..

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  • Em
  • 29-11-18

Inspiring and honest

I found it both inspiring me to get out there, also poiniant re: social implications

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  • El
  • 27-11-18

Engaging read for anyone who dabbles or is starting out in running/ triathlon

As a novice runner and cyclist, I really enjoyed this on audible. I listened to it non stop which I have rarely done. Lots that I can relate too, and some lessons to take away, an inspiring, informative and honest account of finding new dimensions in life. Thank you!

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Brilliant!

Uplifting, relatable, funny and honest but most importantly inspiring. Would absolutely recommend this book to anyone stuck in a rut!

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Interesting if you are into sports

Very well narrated, although a bit boring at time when it the reader is taken from event to event. I enjoyed the introspective part of the book as I agree sport should be fun and not become obvessive

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  • Carrie
  • 10-03-18

Great read

Great story. Hard to understand sometimes due heavy British accent. Definitely suggest to my friends.