Sophie, who is based in Loughborough, has represented Team England at the Commonwealth Games, winning mixed relay gold in Birmingham, and has achieved several medal winning performances in World Triathlon and Europe Triathlon 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. Sophie recorded a top ten finish at the Tokyo ITU World Triathlon Olympic Qualification Event alongside Vicky Holland and Non Stanford.
With racing limited in 2020 due to the pandemic, Sophie returned to the international circuit in 2021, securing a number of top-10 finishes including podium places at the World Triathlon Championship Series events in Leeds and Abu Dhabi.
Racing at AJ Bell 2021 World Triathlon Leeds, Sophie raced on British soil to share the podium with compatriot, Jess Learmonth. Sophie was part of the leaders during the swim before recording the fastest cycle on the course. This performance laid the foundation of a well fought bronze medal.
After a seventh-place finish at the 2021 World Triathlon Championship Finals in Edmonton, Canada, Sophie ended her season with another medal-winning performance at a World Championship Series event, claiming bronze in Abu Dhabi.
2022 was another year of consistent performances for Sophie who became Commonwealth champion when representing Team England at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, winning gold in the mixed relay after a fourth place finish in the women's race. Her success in Birmingham followed a medal winning weekend at AJ Bell 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds, securing individual bronze before mixed relay silver a day later.
Sophie was also part of the Great Britain mixed relay team which secured Olympic qualification to Paris 2024 with silver at the World Triathlon Mixed Relay Championships in Montreal.
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