Laura Siddall is a Professional Triathlete born in Mansfield, just down the road form SockMine HQ. She lives and trains in various places around the world splitting her time between, San Francisco, USA, Australia and New Zealand, and Europe. After growing up in England, Laura spent 7 years in Sydney, Australia, before moving to San Francisco in 2014 to work with world renown coach, Matt Dixon and his Purplepatch squad. It was here that Laura transitioned from a complete beginner into a 4x World Champions (amateur) Triathlete and then into a Professional Triathlete.
Laura recently became the 6th fastest British woman of all time over the full iron distance event by coming 4th at Challenge Roth and breaking the illusive 9 hour mark in at time of 8:51:59. One week later, Laura won her first ever professional race at Challenge Poznan, a half distance race. It is fair to say that the summer of 2016 has been an extremely successful one for Laura.
Laura is the youngest of 4 girls and has grown up always showing a passion for sport. Her main focus however, has always been on athletics, where she represented England as a junior in the 300m hurdles before moving up to senior ranks she became one of the country’s top hurdlers for her age. Laura also played Netball at a National level, before discovering the sport of Triathlon, whilst living and working as a Mechanical Engineer in Sydney. Laura progressed through the amateur ranks and up the distances from Sprint (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run), to Olympic (1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run), Half (1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run) to now the full iron distance racing (3.8km (2.4miles) swim, 180km (112miles) bike, 42.2km (26.2miles) run).