Super Sophie Completes ‘Ironman for Emma’
By Surbiton HC
A huge well done to Sophie Newton, former Colt and long-time SHC member, who completed the Bolton Ironman on Sunday in memory of her great friend and former team mate Emma Broad.
Many people at SHC are aware of Emma’s story. A talented SHC Colt and junior international hockey player, Emma was sadly taken from us in 2011 at the age of 16 due to an undiagnosed heart condition.
In Sophie’s words, “I have always wanted to complete the toughest of challenges in Emma’s memory, and to raise money for CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) who work so hard to save the lives of young people like Emma by raising awareness and providing screening facilities to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death.”
An Ironman consists of a 3.9km swim, 180.2km bike and 42.2km run (i.e. a marathon!). Sophie completed the course in a fantastic time of 14 hours 27 minutes and 26 seconds.
At the time of writing, she has raised over £6100 for CRY, which is also one of SHC’s charities. It’s not too late to donate, so please visit this page if you would like to make a contribution to this incredible fundraising effort.
We are all incredibly proud of you, Sophie!