Charlotte Wins Mini London Marathon for Second Time

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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30th April 2019 — 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 one of the UK’s leading boarding and day schools for girls aged 11-18. Set within 700 acres of the most beautiful Surrey countryside, Woldingham provides a safe and inspiring place for students to become confident, compassionate and courageous young women.

Not only is Woldingham’s location inspiring, it’s remarkably accessible. London is just 30 minutes away by train and Woldingham is only 20 minutes from Gatwick and 45 minutes from Heathrow.

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