August 11th, 2014 - 3:58 am § in Triathlon

Ironman Switzerland 2014 – 1st 40-44yrs


Back in business after 2 years away from competition. Started the season with a win at National Age Group Sprint Championships , closely followed by winning the overall age group female race at Windsor Triathlon. Super happy with this as my time was the same as 4 years ago when I was racing well at olympic distance. 

All this came before my main race of the year IM Switzerland, where I won the 40-44yrs age group in 10.38.23….with 12 seconds to spare. This gave me a Kona slot, but as I am age-ing up next year to 45-49yrs [OMG!] I will wait until next year. Of course that involves another 10 hrs of pain somewhere in the world but I am happy to wait. Such an amazing moment to achieve this after a fairly bumpy return from injury / underperformance syndrome. read more

March 22nd, 2013 - 6:40 pm § in Triathlon

Athleteservice training Camp – Portugal March 2013

So nice to be in Portugal – a rehab camp for me with some lovely friends who are helping me fix myself up ! I am working with coach Filipe Salbany and  Laurence Plant – Back in Line, Henley, Chiropractor. The road to recovery is slow both physically and mentally but the plan in there a[...]

November 28th, 2012 - 10:14 am § in Triathlon

Ironman Cozumel 2012 – Mike is an Ironman!

Unexpectedly Mike decided to take up his entry to Ironman Cozumel race. Once I decided I wasn’t doing it through injury and incidents he thought he may as well take his bike and do it as he had an entry. So it was a plan hatched at the last minute. [see my build up blog below for more...] [[...]

November 25th, 2012 - 2:06 am § in Triathlon

Ironman Cozumel Mexico 2012 – Reflections on the year past

What a year 2012 has been, …one of significant highs and significant lows. There have been many lessons learnt by me, some I had promised myself I would never let happen to myself again ( thinking of Plantar fascia traumas of 2009) and here I am reminding myself of the do’s and don’ts of[...]

October 28th, 2011 - 4:07 am § in Triathlon

Ford Ironman World Championships, 10 hrs 27m

  10hrs 27  mins Fastest GBR Age grouper of the day Fastest GBR Veteran of all time at Ironman Hawaii 9th / 91 in 40-44yrs 40th/ 460 Female age grouper Swim 1.04.39  Bike 5.31.33 Run 3. 42.00  Sophie Whitworth you are an Ironman! I finally did it. It has taken me sometime to get round [...][...]

October 5th, 2011 - 6:38 am § in Triathlon

Ford Ironman World Championships 4 days to go

After a week of acclimitisation training we are wagons roll. Today after swimming we registered and picked up our race packs and signed on at the Athletes wall. 110,000 Athletes have attempted to qualify at 30 Gloabl Ironam events, with the top 1700 making it. There are 500 women and 90 in my catego[...]

September 30th, 2011 - 1:11 am § in Triathlon

Ford Ironman World Championships, 10 days ago

Today we finished our days training  with a coffee at Lava Java which is part of the top 10 “must do’s” as  Triathlete here in Kona. From here you are in pole position to watch the comings and goings along Alii Drive. Most of the entertainment comes from watching athletes doing t[...]