Sophie has been involved in many sports over the years from swimming to orienteering/cross country and now triathlon.
At University, triathlon became extremely popular and with many of her friends taking up cycling it seemed like the next logical step.
After an initial fear of cycling downhill due to an unfortunate accident, qualifying for the GB age group team became the initial goal. Qualifying for the World Duathlon and Triathlon Championships in her first year of triathlon was a dream come true.
Since then Sophie has focused on the 70.3 distance, competing across the world. More recently she has split her time between the UK for summer and Thailand for the winter alongside Jurgen Zack’s squad in Phuket.
Training with (although some distance behind) professionals and competing in the iconic race which is Laguna Phuket Triathlon. Completing 8 x Ironman 70.3’s never finishing off the podium, she has now qualified twice for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships (South Africa & St George, US).
She is also a member of Team Hatch, a charity team that raises money for Great Ormond Street Hospital in memory of Emma Hatchley. This gives every race she competes in more ‘why’ and as Sophie says, ‘…it is great to be part of such an awesome and supportive team.’