Charlotte Wins Mini London Marathon for Second Time

30 Apr 2019 | Woldingham School |
30 Apr 2019 |
Woldingham School

Woldingham School student Charlotte Alexander won the U17 Girls Virgin Money Giving Money London Marathon on Sunday – two years after winning it in the U15 category.

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Woldingham School student Charlotte Alexander won the U17 Girls Virgin Money Giving Money Mini London Marathon on Sunday – two years after winning it in the U15 category.

The Mini London Marathon is run from London's Old Billingsgate to The Mall – the last three miles of the full marathon course. Previous winners include four-time Olympic Games gold medallist Mo Farah. The event also doubles up as the British Athletics Three-mile Road Running Championships.

Charlotte, who has represented Team GB on several occasions, most recently in the U20 World Cross Country Championships in Denmark last month, commented:

“I’m aiming for the European Under 20s and I want to keep competing as much as I can. I’m from a competitive swimming background but since I started running I’ve never looked back.”

Woldingham School’s Director of Sport, Mrs Caroline Treacy, commented:

“Charlotte is a fantastically focused athlete and we are very proud of her achievement at the London Mini Marathon. Charlotte’s development over the last few years has been exceptional and it has been a delight to see her progress.”

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About Woldingham School

Woldingham is a leading independent boarding and day school for girls aged 11-18. Set in 700 acres of beautiful Surrey countryside, Woldingham is easily accessible - with a train station in the grounds, the school is only 25 minutes from Clapham Junction. Founded in 1842 by the Society of the Sacred Heart, Woldingham is one of the UK’s oldest girls’ schools and a pioneer of women’s education. In 2018, Woldingham was awarded ‘excellent’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate across all areas.

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