I'm an mother of three and juggle work and family with my passion for ultrarunning! Since a photo of me breastfeeding my 3 month old in a 106 mile mountain race went viral around the world, I've been working to empower other women to be active for our physical and mental health. I've recently had my third baby and have just released a film on my postpartum return to running so far.
"Becoming a mother shouldn't mean giving up on our dreams"
A short film, made by HOKA ONE ONE to share stories of active women around the world
In this site I want to share here a little more about my running, projects, and advice on running and fitness - most recently my pregnancy journey and postpartum recovery. I'll be adding to the site over the next few months with resources, blog posts and articles so let me know if there's anything you'd like to see at
My photo with Cormac went viral around the world leading to a debate on motherhood and women in sport
I've been ultrarunning for over 10 years, having signed up for the Marathon des Sables before I'd ever run more than a mile. Since then I've finished over 40 ultras, including Spartathlon (153 miles), UTMB (106 miles) and Spine Fusion (268 miles) with a few wins along the way.
After my UTMB picture went viral, I decided to use my platform and experiences to make a positive impact. I want every woman and girl to leave happy, healthy and fulfilled lives. To have the opportunity, ablility and inspiration to play sport. And the freedom to follow their dreams, whatever they may be.
I am now a Trustee of the research and insight charity, Women in Sport, as well as a speaker, writer and campaigner. I also work with and advise brands who want to make the world a better place.
I'm based between Surrey and London, UK
Please contact me at for media, brand, speaking or corporate work.
For running advice please message me on instagram @ultra_sophie and I'll respond as soon as I can!