Hi and welcome to my website…
My name is Sophie Whitworth, 43, alongside my work at Mondelez UK I compete for Great Britain Age Group Triathlon team.
I have been competing in the Team GBR age – group team since I was 24 and I have been lucky enough to see a lot of the World whilst competing. Over a period of 16 years the annual ITU world championships took me to: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Honolulu, Mexico, Switzerland & Madeira to name a few. My commitment to this distance culminated in 4 x world age group silver medals [35-39yrs] & 1 x world age group gold medal [ 40-44yrs - Budapest 2010], plus other european & national honours.
I introduced Half ironman & Ironman 70.3 into my race calendars alongside this schedule. I have competed at Lisbon, St Jean de Luz, Big Cow, Austria 70.3 , Clearwater 70.3, St.Croix 70.3 at this distance and remain unbeaten in my age group at national and world level, winning Ironman 70.3 World Championships, Clearwater 2010.
In 2011 I qualifed for the World Championships, Ironman in Hawaii. I did this by gaining my place at Ironman 70.3, St Croix
I toed the line never having done an Ironman and came 9th in my category, and 28th on the all time veteran list.
My ambition is to re qualify for Ironman Hawaii in 45-49yrs and to better my previous level in terms of time and position.
2014 has been very successful so far so the road to Kona is underway.
I am hugely supported by the team at Athleteservice.com, [formerly of AS] Filipe Salbany who has supported me in my training/ racing schedule, physiological testing and coaching on all three disciplines and to whom I owe so much for teaching me about the world I now know! Along with Rob Griffiths, a podium finisher, Ironman Hawaii 2011 & Laurence Plant – Chiropractor & endurance racing specialist – Ironman, Celtman & Swissman top finisher GBR & Eurpoean Duathlon silver medallist.
Many thanks to my husband, himself an Age Group team member & top class AG swimmer we have a great life following our passion for this sport. Without him I would never make it to any start line!