Sophie Coleman World Junior Duathlete Champion
News
9th Nov 2010
Liverpool XC


Next up on the racing front is the BUCS duathlon on the 21st Nov. This will then be followed by the Liverpool XC on the 27th November which kicks off the McCain series and incorporates qualification for European Champs.
31st Oct 2010
XC season gets underway


First xc of the winter in the bag! Oh how I've missed racing in the mud :D
11th Oct 2010
University


I have just started to study a Fine Art degree (full time) at Loughborough University. I will be training with the univeristy performance squad under the coaching and guidance of Gavin Smith.
26th Sep 2010
2nd @ Bustinskins Middle Distance


1st middle distance in the bank!
25th Sep 2010
Girls day out in Dorset!


Tomorrow marks my first ever attempt at middle distance and what better challenge than to enter one the toughest races out there..the bustinskins! With a sea swim followed by a hilly bike course which is said to be not only tough but also over-distance and with a cross country half marathon to finish...sounds more like xterra racing but certainly sounds like fun! Mother Coleman has also been bullied into racing so once again it will be a team Coleman affair.
19th Sep 2010
Barcelona


Decided last minute to head to Barcelona for some sight-seeing and adventures with South African triathlete Marie Rabie. Plan is to keep training ticking over in preperation for the middle distance tri on Sunday whilst getting a taste of the city :D
18th Sep 2010
6th at National Sprint Championships


Last weekend Sophie finished 6th at the National Sprint Championships which were held at Bryn Bach Parc in Wales. Winner was Helen Jenkins who finished her season ranked 4th in the world super series.

www.tri247.com/results_9124.html
13th Sep 2010
2nd @ Bala Triathlon
2nd @ Bala Triathlon


It was a family affair at the Bala Triathlon yesterday where Sophie was competing alongside Mum and Sister! Sophie finished 2nd Senior Woman.
6th Sep 2010
Gold at the U23 World Duathlon Championships
Gold at the U23 World Duathlon Championships


Yesterday Sophie made a triumphant return to Edinburgh to win the U23 World Duathlon Championships making it a third and consecutive world title and foruth championship title following her gold in the world junior championships in 2008 and 2009 and first place in the European championships in 2007 (also held in Edinburgh).

www.youtube.com/user/BritishTriathlon#p/u/3/ZdhkVnErg0E
4th Sep 2010
World Duathlon Champs
World Duathlon Champs


Tomorrow is the World U23 Duathlon Championships taking place in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh. Race kicks off at 12 so if you happen to be in the city come support!!
2nd Sep 2010
Nothing like a new pair of shoes to make a girl happy!


Thanks to the tri store for sorting me out with some Nike Lunar Racers. Feels like I'm running with cushions on my feet! Looking forward to cracking them out at the duathlon tomorrow.
6th Aug 2010
Selection for World Duathlon


I will be racing for GB in the World Elite U23 Duthlon Championships in Edinburgh on September 5th
2nd Aug 2010
3rd @ Alp D'Huez Traithlon


3rd place finish in the short distance Alp D'Huez tri
26th Jul 2010
Alp D'Huez Triathlon


I will be toeing the start line of the short distance Alp D'Huez Triathlon on Thursday. It involves a lake swim followed by a 30k bike that includes the famous climb of 18k which takes wil take me up to 2000m altitude where I'll finish off with a 7k 'run'.
22nd Jul 2010
Thanks Tri-Store
Thanks Tri-Store


Massive thanks to the tri-store for sorting me out with a S1 Cervelo...I am thinking up a name for her at the moment!
22nd Jul 2010
Alpine roadtrip


After racing in Paris Sophie made the raod trip cross country and up into the moutains. She will be training in Morzine until mid/end of August dependent on race plans.
17th Jul 2010
FGP Paris this w/e


This Sunday will be my first FGP of the season in Paris. It's an early one this time with the start at 6am for the ladies and 7am for the lads. I'll be racing for team Montpelliar alongside fellow Brits Non-Stanford and Lois Rosindale.
14th May 2010
Art Open House continues this weekend


Tomorrow is the third weekend the Art Open House at 20 Tongdean Avenue will be open to visitors 11am-6pm
3rd May 2010
4th @ Euro Duathlon
4th @ Euro Duathlon


Sophie finished 4th in the U23 European Duathlon Championships in France, Nancy. See blog for a race debrief
1st May 2010
Art Open House
Art Open House


If your down in Sussex come along to the Open House and check out Sophie's work and that of other locally established artists! Admire the panoramic view of Brighton from the garden and enjoy delicious homemade cakes and coffee at No.20 The Tongdean Scene. Click on the link for full details.

www.aoh.org.uk/artists-open-houses/aoh-may-2010/trails/v
23rd Apr 2010
Majorca training camp
Majorca training camp


I have three days of camp left before heading home. Luckily flights have resumed to normal after the volcano chaos that reigned over Europe the past week. Very relieved I won't have to drive from Majorca to France for the Duathlon next week (which is what Plan B was starting to look like if we couldnt fly!)
17th Apr 2010
Training Camp


First training camp of 2010 has commenced. I am currently out in Majorca for some quality training in the sun until the 25th April. I will then head home for a few days before leaving for France.
14th Apr 2010
Sophie selected for European Duathlon


I will be heading out to France, Nancy on April 29th ahead of the European Duathlon Champs that take place there on May 1st.
10th Apr 2010
1st U23 and 4th Senior at National Duathlon Championships


Sophie placed 1st U23 in the National Du Champs. This should hopefully secure her a place on the European U23 Duathlon team.
26th Mar 2010
Sophie to race National Duathlon Championships


On Sunday I will be toeing the start line of the National Duathlon Champs in Pretswold, Loughborough. The race will be a sprint distance duathlon consisting of a 5km run, then a 40km bike followed by a final 2.5km run. Senior, U23 and junior athletes will all race together over the same distances. Places are up for grabs for the European Duathlon team so I will aim to be the first U23 to cross the line this weekend.
2nd Jan 2010
Happy New Year!


"Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average, which means, you have met your New Year's resolution." ~Jay Leno
24th Dec 2009
220 awards nomination


Sophie has been nominated for Female Duathlete of the Year and Youth Triathlete of the Year in the 220 awards. If you would like to vote for her please click on the link below!

www.220triathlon.com/webform/220-triathlon-awards-2010-s
12th Dec 2009
National Training Camp


Sophie is going to Antequerra, Spain for eight days training with the British team. She will be joined by fellow Bodyworks athletes Olly Freeman and Todd Leckie.

www.britishtriathlon.org
9th Dec 2009
Follow Sophie on Twitter!


User name: Colemanator1990

www.twitter.com
28th Sep 2009
Sophie is World Junior Duathlon Champion once again
Sophie is World Junior Duathlon Champion once again


Sophie won the World Junior Duathlon Championships for the second year running last Saturday. After running and cycling in a group of four she exitied into first position and went on to run away from the rest of the field in the final 2.5k. Vicky Graves came in second making it a 1 - 2 for the Brits. Sophie now offically ends her junior racing career and will race amongst the senior and U23 next year.
18th Sep 2009
Sophie to defend World Duathlon title


Sophie leaves for the U.S on Tuesday to race in the World Junior Duathlon Championships where she will look to defend her title from last year. The race is being held in Concorde, North Carolina on the 26th September.
1st Sep 2009
6th at French Grand Prix Series in Paris


Sophie had her best result yet at the French Grand Prix with a 6th place finish in Paris last Sunday.

www.ipitos.com/de-resultats/course-98-epreuve-313
16th Aug 2009
Sophie claims National Junior title at Hyde Park
Sophie claims National Junior title at Hyde Park


Sophie competed in her last junior race today, claiming 1st place in the British National Junior Championships. The race was held in London in Hyde Park which will be the location for the Triathlon in the 2012 olympics. The race was held alongside the the World Series event which took place in the Park on Saturday with the Youth, Junior and Age Group racing taking place the following day.
10th Aug 2009
National Champs in Hyde Park this weekend


Sophie will return to racing sprint distance this weekend at the National Junior Championships being held in Hyde Park. The race is being held alongside the ITU World Super Series event. The World Series race will take place on Saturday followed by the junior, youth and age group racing on the Sunday.
27th Jul 2009
2nd in U20 3k @ the London Aviva Grand Prix
2nd in U20 3k @ the London Aviva Grand Prix


Sophie ran in the Under 20 Invitational 3km at the Aviva Grand Prix in Crystal Palace finishing a close 2nd place in 9.27.2 PB. A strong piece of front running lead to a final three girls involved in the last lap race for the line.The Junior 3km event headed off the competition for the second day of the Grand Prix.
27th Jul 2009
Olympic debut at London Tri


Sophie will be taking the step up from Sprint to make her first Olympic Distance debut at the London Triathlon this Sunday.

www.thelondontriathlon.com
19th Jul 2009
2nd Brit @ National Sprint Championships
2nd Brit @ National Sprint Championships


Sophie finished 3rd overall in the National Sprint Champs held in Bryn Bach Park, Wales. The race was won by Jodie Stimpson with Holland's Rachel Klamer coming in second. This actually meant that Sophie recieved the silver medal as Rachel does not count within the British Championship results.
13th Jul 2009
Invitation to run in London Grand Prix


Sophie will be competing in the UKA Aviva London Grand Prix held at Crystal Palace on the 24th-25th July. It is Britainís showpiece athletics event where Olympic champions and the worldís elite are expected to battle it out. She will be racing in the 3k on the Saturday.

www.uka.org.uk/uka-major-events/2009/aviva-london-grand-
6th Jul 2009
5th at European Junior Championships
5th at European Junior Championships


Sophie competed in her European Junior Triathlon Championships debut yesterday and finished in 5th just 7s behind the Russian Razarenova and 15s from 3rd. The race was won by Emmie Charayon from France, with Klamer from the Netherlands taking second and fellow British athlete Vicky Graves taking the bronze.

www.triathlon.org/zpg/zresults-evt-dtl.php?call=TVRrdw==
28th Jun 2009
4th @ U20 Outdoor 3k Track Champs


Clocking in at a time of 9.27 and equalling her recently set PB Sophie finished 4th in the U20 3k Champs held this afternoon in Bedford. The race incorporated the European Trials with two slots on the team up for grabs.
15th Jun 2009
2nd round of French Grand Prix


Sophie finished a credible 22nd (9th U23) in the French Grand Prix held in Beauvais this weekend helping to secure a third place finish for her team Montpellier Triathlon Club. She unfortunately missed the front bike pack but as always pulled back several places on the run producing the 4th fastest run split of the day. Another good experience in the bank. She will now be focusing on her preparation for the European Championships.
7th Jun 2009
1st Junior and 3rd Elite at Corus Elite Series at Blenheim Palace
1st Junior and 3rd Elite at Corus Elite Series at Blenheim Palace


In the Elite race where both Senoirs and Juniors competed alongside each other, Sophie finished 1st Junior and 3rd overall elite. This result should mean she is selected to represent GB at the European Junior Triathlon Champsionships to be held in Holland on July 5th.

www.theblenheimtriathlon.com
5th Jun 2009
New pictures coming soon..
New pictures coming soon..


I will be up-dating my site with new pics courtesy of Ant Bliss (Sussex Sport Photography) including some of my recent art pieces so feel free to have a gander around the gallery over the next couple of weeks!
26th May 2009
First race of the French Grand Prix Series


In a large start of aprox 75 including some top international senior athletes Sophie finished just outside of the top 20 in 21st place and 9th U23 in the first of the French Grand Prix Series held in Dunquerque.

www.ipitos.com/de-resultats/course-73
18th May 2009
1st at East Grinstead Triathlon
1st at East Grinstead Triathlon


In her warm up event to the start of the season Sophie came first at the East Grinstead Triathlon.

egtri.com
11th May 2009
1st in 3000m at Sussex Track Championships
1st in 3000m at Sussex Track Championships


In warm but breezy conditions Sophie ran a personal best time of 9.27 to win the U20 and crossing the line in 1st place ahead of the senior and U17 women. She also removed one second from Bridget Smythís twenty five year old Sussex Under 20 record. Sophie was followed home by Arena 80ís Caroline Hoyte who clocked 9:35.6 to take the Masters title and record.

www.sussexathletics.org.uk/news.php?id=642
26th Apr 2009
Solid start to season


The national duathlon championships were held at prestwold hall. Loughbrough. Conditions were blustery but dry. The first 5k run was led out by a rather over enthusiastic runner who entered T1 20 seconds ahead, but was quickly caught on the bike. Sophie was first out of T2 and really took the race on opening a gap very quickly and finishing strongly with almost a minute lead, in what turned out to be the third fastest run of the day overall.

www.tri247.com
14th Apr 2009
Early exit from camp


After crashing during a bike session on Saturday Sophie has headed home instead of attending the second half of the training camp in Loughborough.
7th Apr 2009
Easter training camp


I am attending the annual British triathlon easter camp for the olympic academy. The first half of the 11 day camp is based in Aldershot, giving atheletes the opportunity to use the facilities for the Great Britain holding camp venue for london 2012. The camp is then moving to the British triathlon high performance centre in Loughborough.
9th Mar 2009
10th at UK Cross Challenge Final and World XC Trials, Nottingham


It was a disappointing and frustrating race at the weekend with cramp in both quads considerably holding back performance to cross the line in 10th. An appeal has been made regarding selection for the World Cross Country team as the top 3 finishers (Partridge, Purdue and Avery) have all achieved immediate selection for the World XC Champs but the final 3 on the team are yet to be decided. The final team will be announced on the 10th March.

www.uka.org.uk/media/news/march-2009/07-03-09-mccain-xc/
22nd Feb 2009
6th at National Cross Country Championships
6th at National Cross Country Championships


Nationals were held this year at Parliment Hill where the U20 and U17 girls raced together over a muddy 5k course. After staying in contention with the leaders for the first half of the race Sophie finished in 6th position. She unfortunately fell on the final downhill section allowing two girls to overtake and gain just enough of a gap that was too large to close down over the final 400m. The result bodes well for the World XC qualifier that takes place in Nottingham at the Inter-counties in two weeks time. There will be 6 places up for grabs with the first 3 to cross the line awarded a certified place on the team.

www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk
1st Feb 2009
Silver at International Cross Country
Silver at International Cross Country


In her first GB XC vest Sophie takes a closely contested Silver.
30th Jan 2009
New Website
New Website


New website designed and built by Kralinator with CMS.

www.kralinator.com
17th Jan 2009
Sophie takes Silver at Australian Youth Olympic Festival
Sophie takes Silver at Australian Youth Olympic Festival


Sophie stole silver in the final 1000m posting the fastest run split of the day and collecting the first Olympic assocaited medal for British Triathlon.