World-Class Experience, Expert Knowledge
& One of Australia's Elite Marathoners
You'd be hard-pressed to find a female distance runner in Australia, with the amount of running knowledge that Sophie Fitt has.
Sophie has been embedded in the Australian distance running scene for more than 10 years and has performed at a high level in marathons all over the world. Having broken 2 hours and 50 minutes in all her marathons and has a current personal best of 2 hours and 42 minutes set in the 2018 Valencia Marathon, Sophie is extremely consistent and knows what it takes to hit a great marathon. Sophie has also twice finished 5th in the Melbourne Marathon (2015 & 2017) and gained a huge amount of experience by competing overseas in the illustrious Chicago Marathon and elite women’s Nagoya Marathon in Japan.
Over the shorter distances, Sophie's personal bests include 5km: 17.25, 10km: 36.07 & Half Marathon: 1.17.
The last 10 years have seen Sophie being mentored by leading running coaches in Australia and the U.S. gaining an extensive knowledge of running technique and biomechanics. Sophie has previously trained under absolute marathon royalty, having been guided by former world record holder, Steve Jones in Boulder, Colorado and has other training influences which include, Benita Willis, Jason Agosta & Anthony de Castella.
Professionally, Sophie is one of the most respected podiatrists in Australia. In her clinic, Fitzroy Foot and Ankle Clinic, Sophie is well placed to provide high-level advice regarding running technique and managing running related lower limb pathology. Sophie specialises in assisting runners of all abilities to achieve their athletic goals by writing online training programs to allow a smooth transition from injury to competition. Holistically, Sophie motivates and guides people to live a healthy and active life.
Through Sophie’s role on the Inside Running Podcast, she has become one of the leading voices of Australian distance running and is highly respected for her commentary in the sport. Sophie has interviewed expert sports dietitians, naturopaths and elite athletes in which she has gained valuable knowledge.
Sophie has a passion in helping runners achieve their goals by staying injury-free and having a clear focus on remaining healthy.
5th Melbourne Marathon x 2
2nd Great Ocean Road Half Marathon
3rd Victorian Half Marathon Championships
1st Sussan Women's Fun Run
1st Run for a Cause 10km - Ballarat