Charlie Harpur – Trail / Ultra Runner

I’m an ultra and trail runner, as well as a gardener at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. I started running to keep the brain chemicals moving and for the freeing feeling of moving, but then it all turned into a bit of an obsession and now I push myself to see what I can do. I love running in the wilder places, and despite being from the flattest part of the UK, I have a real fascination with mountains.
My results from this year:
October 28 – Stort30 & UK Trail Running Championships (Middle Distance) – 3:01:16 (1st, tied Course Record)
August 31 – UTMB CCC 100km – 13:35:22 (3rd Brit)
June 9 – Centurion South Downs Way 100mile – 15:01:53 (1st)
April 22 – London Marathon – 2:33:26 (56th)
Anglo Celtic Plate 100k 1st
Ultravasan 90 2nd
Stour Valley Marathon 1st (CR)