Sophie Alden

Sophie, who trains in Loughborough, was part of the Great Britain mixed relay team who won U23 gold at the 2019 ETU Triathlon U23 European Championships in Valencia and Team GB quartet who took silver at the 2023 European Games.

Elsewhere during 2023, Alden has secured top-ten finishes at Europe Triathlon and World Triathlon Cups globally, including fourth place at Europe Triathlon Cup Alanya and nineth at World Triathlon Cup Karlovy Vary.

Relay success has been a recurring feature of Sophie’s career to date, forming part of the British quartet who won U23 Mixed Relay silver at the 2018 ETU Triathlon U23 European Championships. Sophie was also part of the gold-medal winning Youth Women Relay team from the 2014 ETU U23 and Youth European Championships in one of her first international events.

Individually, the triathlete from Norwich has a number of international top-10s to her name including bronze medals at both the Quarteira ETU Triathlon European Cup and Olsztyn ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup in 2019.

Sophie’s medal success started as a junior athlete, winning the national junior women’s title at the Sprint Triathlon National Championships in 2015, along with multiple cross-country titles at the Norfolk County Schools’ Championships.

Bronze at the Lausanne ETU Junior Triathlon European Cup in 2017 continued her progress in triathlon, before beginning to step-up to elite women races in 2018, a year rounded-off with European U23 Mixed Relay silver and individual fourth in the U23 Women’s race at the same U23 European Championships.

More senior races followed in 2019 including the European Cup bronze medals, before going one place better than the year before in the mixed relay at the U23 European Championships, winning gold.

2021 was a year of top-10s including coming within eight seconds of a European U23 medal at the Europe Triathlon Sprint and Relay Championships, before finishing ninth in the senior women’s race a day later.

Major Results

Date Event Position
24th Mar 2024 2024 World Triathlon Cup Hong Kong - Elite Women 19th
25th Feb 2024 2024 World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Napier - Mixed Relay 5th
24th Feb 2024 2024 World Triathlon Cup Napier - Elite Women 2nd
22nd Oct 2023 2023 Europe Triathlon Cup Yenisehir - Elite Women 7th
15th Oct 2023 2023 Europe Triathlon Cup Alanya - Elite Women 4th
10th Sep 2023 2023 World Triathlon Cup Karlovy Vary - Elite Women 9th
9th Jul 2023 2023 World Triathlon Cup Tiszaujvaros - Final Women DNS
8th Jul 2023 2023 World Triathlon Cup Tiszaujvaros - Rankings Only Female 31st
8th Jul 2023 2023 World Triathlon Cup Tiszaujvaros - Elite Women 31st
8th Jul 2023 2023 World Triathlon Cup Tiszaujvaros - Semifinal 2 Elite Women 13th
27th Jun 2023 2023 Krakow-Malopolska European Games - Elite Women 18th
4th Jun 2023 2023 Europe Triathlon Championships Madrid - Elite Women LAP
13th May 2023 2023 Europe Triathlon Cup Caorle - Elite Women 7th
12th Aug 2022 2022 Europe Triathlon Championships Munich - Elite Women DNF
24th Jul 2022 2022 World Triathlon Cup Pontevedra - Elite Women 13th
2nd Jul 2022 2022 Europe Triathlon Premium Cup Holten - Elite Women 2nd
28th May 2022 2022 World Triathlon Cup Arzachena - Elite Women 20th
14th May 2022 2022 Europe Triathlon Cup Caorle - Elite Women 9th
26th Mar 2022 2022 Europe Triathlon Cup Quarteira - Elite Women 7th
10th Oct 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Cup Barcelona - Elite Women 4th
25th Sep 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Championships Valencia - Elite Women 20th
12th Sep 2021 2021 World Triathlon Cup Karlovy Vary - Elite Women 15th
18th Jul 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Cup Tiszaujvaros - Final Women 8th
18th Jul 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Cup Tiszaujvaros - Elite Women 8th
18th Jul 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Cup Tiszaujvaros - Rankings Only Female 8th
17th Jul 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Cup Tiszaujvaros - Semifinal 1 Elite Women 6th
19th Jun 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Sprint and Relay Championships Kitzbühel - Rankings Only Female 9th
19th Jun 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Sprint and Relay Championships Kitzbühel - Final Women 9th
18th Jun 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Sprint and Relay Championships Kitzbühel - Elite Women 9th
18th Jun 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Sprint and Relay Championships Kitzbühel - U23 Women 4th
18th Jun 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Sprint and Relay Championships Kitzbühel - Semifinal 1 Elite Women 3rd
20th Aug 2020 2020 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton - U23 Women 7th
15th Sep 2019 2019 Valencia ETU Triathlon U23 European Championships - Mixed U23 Relay 1st
14th Sep 2019 2019 Valencia ETU Triathlon U23 European Championships - U23 Women 13th
30th Aug 2019 2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne - U23 Women 16th
3rd Aug 2019 2019 Malmö ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup - Elite Women 7th
14th Jul 2019 2019 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup - Elite Women 15th
13th Jul 2019 2019 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup - Rankings Only Female 15th
13th Jul 2019 2019 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup - Semifinal 1 Elite Women 14th
31st May 2019 2019 Weert ETU Triathlon European Championships - Elite Women 22nd
18th May 2019 2019 Olsztyn ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup - Elite Women 3rd
27th Apr 2019 2019 Quarteira ETU Triathlon European Cup - Elite Women 3rd
24th Mar 2019 2019 Huelva ETU Triathlon European Cup and Iberoamerican Championships - Elite Women 11th
21st Oct 2018 2018 Eilat ETU Triathlon U23 European Championships - Mixed U23 Relay 2nd
20th Oct 2018 2018 Eilat ETU Triathlon U23 European Championships - U23 Women 4th
14th Sep 2018 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast - U23 Women 23rd
25th Aug 2018 2018 Székesfehérvar ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup - Elite Women 4th
20th Jul 2018 2018 Tartu ETU Triathlon European Championships - Elite Women 21st
10th Jun 2018 2018 Weert ETU Triathlon European Cup - Elite Women 5th
15th Sep 2017 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam - Junior Women 29th
19th Aug 2017 2017 Lausanne ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup - Junior Women 3rd
23rd Jul 2017 2017 Tiszaujvaros ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup - Final Junior Women 11th
22nd Jul 2017 2017 Tiszaujvaros ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup - Semifinal 1 Junior Women 1st
1st Jul 2017 2017 Holten ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup - Junior Women 10th
2nd Jul 2016 2016 Holten ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup - Junior Women 8th
3rd Apr 2016 2016 Quarteira ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup - Junior Women 18th
8th Aug 2015 2015 Tiszaujvaros ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup - Junior Women 6th
8th Aug 2015 2015 Tiszaujvaros ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup - Semifinal 2 Junior Women 10th
26th Jul 2015 2015 GBR Sprint Triathlon National Championships - Junior Women 1st
12th Jul 2015 2015 Geneva ETU Triathlon European Championships - 4xMixed Relay Junior 7th
4th Jul 2015 2015 Holten ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup - Junior Women 14th
22nd Mar 2015 2015 Quarteira ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup - Junior Women 15th
29th Jun 2014 2014 Penza ETU Triathlon U23 and Youth European Championships - Team Relay Youth Women 1st
17th May 2014 2014 Weert ETU Triathlon European YOG Qualifier - Youth Women 19th
27th Jun 2013 2013 Holten ETU Triathlon U23 and Youth European Championships - Team Relay Youth Women -2th

Towards the end of the summer of 2021, Sophie finished seventh in the U23 event at the 2021 World Triathlon Championships Finals in Edmonton and ended her year with fourth at Europe Triathlon Cup Barcelona.

In 2022, she started her year with a top-ten finish at Europe Triathlon Cup Quateira and secured a silver medal at Europe Triathlon Premium Cup Holten in July. She was also selected to race at the Europe Triathlon Championships in Madrid, however recorded a DNF.

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