Charlotte Purdue wins the Big Half women's race - Women's Running

Charlotte Purdue wins the Big Half women’s race

Author: Kate Sellers

Read Time:   |  August 23, 2021

It's Charlotte's third time winning the event, which returned to the capital on Sunday

The Vitality Big Half returned to the streets of London this weekend, and lots of our great women runners joined the race to enjoy the crowds – and settle a few scores.

And settle them they did: Charlotte Purdue, who controversially didn’t get to go to Tokyo for the Olympics this year, won the women’s event, and set a personal course record of 69:51.

There was no sign of the injury issues that had been attributed to the Olympic Committee’s decision, and Charlotte looked great as she picked up the pace towards the end of the race, despite already having a clear lead.

“It’s so good to be back running with a crowd, and I enjoyed ‘racing’ it rather than worrying about the clock” said Charlotte, who is training hard for the London Marathon in October. “My main aim now is not to get injured, to keep training consistent and get to the start line healthy.”

We can’t wait to see how she does when she returns to London in October.

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Kate Sellers

Kate Sellers

Kate is our Senior Digital Executive and a keen runner. She's also a qualified Personal Trainer and yoga teacher, so she knows her stuff about workouts, cross-training and stretching. She loves to combine running and exploring, so you'll often find her testing out the latest kit in exciting locations across the UK and beyond. Kate champions exercising for enjoyment. "Most of the year, you'll find me running for fun and wellbeing," she says. "That being said, I do still love the thrill of training for a race from time to time!"

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