Sophie is an International Pole Vaulter. She is the 2020 British Pole Vault Indoor Champion with a personal best height of 4.50m which is above the Qualifying height for the 2020 European Championships in Paris. Sophie has competed for Great Britain at the European Team Championships in 2019 and the Athletics World Cup 2018 at the London Olympic Stadium. She also competes for Birchfield Harriers. In 2019 Sophie had increased her personal best by 15cm, placing 3rd at the Indoor British Championships and 2nd at the Outdoor British Championships. In 2016 and 2014 Sophie was the U23 England Champion, in 2015 she won both indoor and outdoor British University Championships (BUCS), and 2016 won BUCS outdoors.


Sophie trains and currently lives in Loughborough, coached by Scott Simpson, training alongside Holly Bradshaw.


In 2017 Sophie had a car accident, causing a herniated disc in her lumbar spine. She was unsure whether she would come back from this injury however with her passion and determination she came back from this injury  in the shape of her life. This year she has laid down some excellent building blocks for the build up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Sophie is placed 4th in the UK rankings however this year has managed to beat the competitors above her in major National championships.


Outside of athletics Sophie is a qualified physiotherapist and soft tissue therapist based in Loughborough and Harborne Birmingham, managing her own business alongside her athletics career.


Career Highlights so far:

  • British Indoor Champion 2020

  • Competing at European Team Championships for Great Britain - 2019.

  • Great Britain representation at the Athletics World Cup 2018

  • 2nd Place at British Athletics Championships 2019 

  • Many invitations to European Meetings in 2019


Championship Performances:

1st British Indoor Championships 2020

=8th Place at European Team Championships

2nd Place British Outdoor Championships and World Trials 2019 

3rd Place British Indoor Championships 2019

2nd Place British Athletics Outdoor Championships and European Trials 2018

1st Place England U23 Championships 2016

1st Place BUCS outdoors 2017

1st BUCS Indoors 2015

4th British Outdoor Championships 2015

4th British Indoor Championships 2015

1st BUCS indoors 2015

1st Place U23 England Championships 2014




PB – 4.50m

Coach – Scott Simpson

Club – Birchfield Harriers

Height – 176cm

Weight – 63Kg


Follow Sophie:

Facebook: sophiecookpv

Instagram: @sophiecookpv


If you would like to book a physio appointment with Sophie please contact her via her facebook page or visit the website and fill in the contact form requesting Sophie -

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