What can I say about Sophie? Sophie has many admirable qualities. She integrated herself fully into the team from day one, which in itself is credit to her as she was about to spend 66 days with complete strangers on an extremely testing endurance event.
Sophie engaged fully in all aspects of Challenge66, demonstrating that she was not only a dedicated, meticulous and focused professional in her own right, but also a total team player, with a great sense of humor. Sophie was a pivotal part of the success of Challenge66 and her sports therapist skills were thoroughly tested by my determination to continue running 31 miles a day on top of painful injuries. I trusted her implicitly, as we evolved the daily management plans for each of the injuries and situations that presented themselves. During Challenge66, she also accepted me challenging the conventional wisdom.
I will have no hesitation engaging Sophie in any future events, and have already enthusiastically endorsed her to other endurance athletes who are planning extreme events.
Sophie is a professional therapist with great potential and I sincerely hope the opportunities and challenges present themselves for her to shine in her profession. She is an absolute credit to her own brand and the Society of Sports Therapists. I can’t thank her enough for her dedication to ensuring the odds of success were stacked in our favor during an extremely tough Challenge66.
Challenge66 Ultra Endurance Athlete, Guinness World Record Holder (2011)