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Sophie Bubb Great Britain Triathlon Coach

A Bit About Sophie

Sophie believes that with the right approach, anything is possible and that success comes from having the ability to believe in oneself, coupled with the imagination to set big enough goals. Having only ever participated in sports recreationally, her professional athletic career didn't start until after she had children and it wasn't straight forward; you can read all about that journey in this Daily Mail article. 


The "Mum on the run", as she was known, has raced all over the world, completing 18 Ironman distance races and numerous long distance running and cycling events. She has raced as an elite Great Britain triathlete at both the European and World championship levels and as a professional Ironman triathlete specialising in long distance (2.4-mile (3.9 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.2 km) bicycle ride and a marathon 26.22 mile (42.2 km) run). She worked her way up to this as an age grouper, whist juggling life with pre-school children and working, it has been a journey. Whilst she has taken many races seriously, there has been much comedy along the way, from last minute nappy changes to pre-race breast feeding to ensure wetsuits can zip up, all good distractions from pre race nerves! She has been coaching swim/bike/run since 2017.

She is also a keen wing foiler, surfer and life-long racing sailor and has been teaching the sport since her school days. In August 2021, she and her family sailed from the UK to New Zealand in their 40 catamaran, documenting their adventures on the @OceanOdysseyCrew Instagram Page. 






ETU Long Distance Amateur Champion 2015

Numerous Ironman amateur titles, including twice UK Champion.

Twice 2nd overall at the ITU World Amateur Championships.

Ironman personal best; 9hr 28mins (verified).

Former pro Ironman licence holder and member of the British Triathlon elite team.

Multiple ultra-marathon victories, including UK Skyrunning events. 

7th pro at the European Triathlon Union (ETU) 2019 Long Distance Championships.

12th pro at the International Triathlon Union (ITU) 2019 Long Distance World Championships.

Held an elite licence for the global Skyrunning Series (marathons over mountains) and the XTERRA circuit (off road triathlons).

In 2021 she sailed from the UK to New Zealand on an 18 month journey with her family. 

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