Non Stanford was a successful cross country runner before switching to swimming after an injury and eventually joining the University of Birmingham triathlon club.
At the Triathlon Under 23 World Championships in Auckland in 2012 she won gold and also represented Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games. She was crowned senior world champion a year later in London but missed the 2014 season due to injury.
Stanford was beaten to Rio 2016 Olympic bronze by fellow Team GB athlete and friend Vicky Holland, coming across the line fourth after a race for the line.
In 2017, she claimed the first ITU World Cup of her career after triumphing in Chengdu.