Helen_Richard_sport_photoTwo Slater Heelis employees are set to swap the legal world for the sporting arena, after scoring national recognition from the world of cricket and duathlon.

Associate solicitor Helen Frankland has been chosen to represent the Great Britain duathlon team for her age group. She will compete in the ETU sprint distance duathlon European Championships in spring 2016.

Helen said: “I’m originally from a swimming and water polo background, but started running a couple of years ago. I love everything sport-related and I started competing in triathlons and duathlons just over a year ago. I’ve trained really hard over the last year, despite several injuries, so I’m absolutely delighted that all the blood, sweat and tears have paid off!”

Joining Helen in the sporting ranks is Head of IT Richard Hughes, who has been named ECB Coach of the Year by the County Coaches Association and attended a special event at the second Investec Test Match between England and New Zealand at Headingley.

Richard said: “We’re proud to see our name associated with a wide range of projects, both in the region and nationally. Our business has always understood just how vital sport is to people of all ages – it brings people together, encourages self-esteem and has even been proven to boost lifelong learning.”

In May, a team of 15 enthusiastic Slater Heelis employees limbered up for the annual Greater Manchester Run, raising money for the Seashell Trust – a charity dedicated to providing a creative, happy and secure environment for children and adults with complex and severe learning difficulties.