Helen Skelton Keynote Speaker

  • Blue Peter presenter (2008-present)
  • Ultra Marathon runner who has undertaken record-breaking challenges to raise money for charity
  • BBC TV and radio presenter

Helen Skelton's Biography

Helen Skelton joined the Blue Peter team in the summer of 2008, as the 33rd presenter of the long running show. During this time Helen has achieved some remarkable feats and made a name for herself as the team’s all action girl.

In 2009 she became only the second woman ever to complete the Namibia Ultra Marathon, and two weeks later she was back in her running shoes, taking part in the London Marathon for Leonard Cheshire Disability. She has climbed out of a moulin on an Alaskan glacier, beaten a world power boat champion and come in 6th place in the UK Women’s Downhill Skateboarding Championships.

In 2010 she kayaked 2,010 miles down the Amazon in support of Sport Relief. Along the way she broke the Guinness World Record for the longest solo journey by kayak. In 2012 she finished a 500-mile (800km) trek to the South Pole, also for Sport Relief. She became the first person to reach the Pole by bicyle.

Helen has reported from the London Marathon, the Epsom Derby and Wimbledon Championships for BBC Radio Five Live.

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Videos of Helen Skelton

Interview on BBC Breakfast (2014)
Interview on BBC Breakfast (2014)
Training for her ultramarathon (2013)
Training for her ultramarathon (2013)

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