Sophie Mullins had been running for four years when, in 2012, she was diagnosed with mastocytosis and told she would never run again.
She won her first race a year later. She won another two local races and was part of Fife AC’s gold medal-winning team at the Scottish Marathon Championships in 2013. Despite having completely changed her lifestyle to allow her to compete with mastocytosis, Sophie was faced with a second challenge when, at the end of 2013, she was also diagnosed with early inflammatory arthritis. But 2014 began well when she won the Bupa Great Winter Run over the hilly Edinburgh course.
An injury looked to rule her out of a hard-earned Championship entry at the London Marathon but a combination of physiotherapy and her newly discovered Trion:Z means she’s back on track. Trion:Z products are now a vital part of her running and health and she wouldn’t be without them!
What is best thing about Running?
“The best thing about running is the feeling of freedom and adventure exploring random trails on my long runs. Some of them lead to burrows others open out to amazing vistas. I ran three races between the 1st and 6th of June this year to ‘celebrate’ the two-year anniversary of being told I would never run again. Winning them all felt unbelievably good!”
Who is your sporting idol?
“Mo Farah is my inspiration. Haile Gebrselassie is my idol. I met him before a race last year and he was an absolute gentleman.”
What Trion:Z bracelet are you currently wearing?
“I wear a blue and black duo-loop because it matches my sports watch!”
What are your sporting goals this year?
“I’m running my first ultra-marathon this year and would really like to finish in the top three.”
Away from your sport, what other sports do you take part in?
“I enjoy cycling and used to ski and horse ride before I filled all my time with running…”
Which other Trion:Z sponsored athlete would you most like to meet?
“I’d most like to meet Stuart Hayes.”