Sophie, who is based in Loughborough, has represented Team England at the Commonwealth Games and has achieved several medal winning performances in ITU and ETU Championships.
She is originally from Gravesend, Kent but grew up in Keyworth, Nottingham, where she was a member of Charnwood Athletics Club and Nottingham Leander Swimming Club. She moved to Loughborough to attend university and graduated in 2017 with a 2:1 in Human Biology. She now trains at Loughborough under coach, Adam Elliott.
Sophie got into triathlon by her mum entering her into a local event in Clifton (Nottingham) when she was eight years old. She has gone on to win junior and U23 medals at the international level before breaking into senior success in 2017. Sophie is a dog lover, and regularly fosters dogs in need before they find new owners and homes to go to.
2017 was a big year with her first global medal, bronze in the U23 event at the ITU World Championships in Rotterdam, and a fourth-place finish on the ITU World Triathlon Series in Yokohama. She also finished second to Jess Learmonth at the 2017 ETU European standard distance championships in Kitzbühel.
Sophie represented Team England at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast and finished sixth. She went on to win the ETU European Sprint Triathlon Championships in Tartu, Estonia in July, as well as leaving Tiszaújváros as the overall winner.
Sophie enjoyed a medal winning 2019 with the Brit taking gold at the Cagliari ITU Triathlon World Cup. Sophie was part of the British Mixed Relay team that won gold in Nottingham and silver in Edmonton. She hopes to continue this success into 2020 after achieving a top ten finish at the Tokyo ITU World Triathlon Olympic Qualification Event alongside Vicky Holland and Non Stanford.
Here more about Sophie and her journey into triathlon on the podcast below.