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CHARLOTTE PURDUE

Born: 10 June 1991
Coach: Mick Woods
Club: Aldershot, Farnham & District AC
Lives: Hook, Hampshire
OCWK: Female Athlete

 

Personal Bests
800m 2:14.52 (2006), 1500m 4:19.13 (2009), 3000m 9:10.34mx (2010) / 9.18.69 (2009), 5000m 15:23.4 (2010), 10,000m 32:03.55 (2012)

Involvement with OCWK
Charlotte joined OCWK in 2008 and has taken part in the following OCWK events:
Loughborough Educational Camp 2008
Tonbridge Get-Together 2008
Portugal & Berlin Educational Camps 2009
Eat for Success Get-Together 2009
Life Skills Get-Together 2010
London Get-Together 2012
St Mary's Get-Together 2012

Charlotte received an 'On Camp with Kelly' Outstanding Achievement Award in 2009 in recognition of her silver medal in the 5000m at the European Athletics Junior Championships and in 2010 in recognition of her performances at the Commonwealth Games. She also received an Excellent Achievement Awards in 2011 and 2012.


Athletics Achievements
6th European Champs 10,000m 2012
1st BUCS 5000m 2012
14th World Cross Country 2011
1st European Junior Cross Country 2010
4th Commonwealth Games 10,000m 2010
6th Commonwealth Games 5000m 2010
1st England 5000m 2010
2nd European Junior 5000m 2009
2nd UK Champs 5000m 2009
1st English Schools Senior 3000m 2009
3rd England Under 20 1500m 2009
14th World Junior Cross Country 2009
1st English Schools Senior 3000m 2008
2nd European Junior Cross Country 2008
16th World Junior Cross Country 2008
3rd European Junior Cross Country 2007
10th European Junior 5000m 2007
2nd England Under 20 3000m 2007
1st England Under 17 1500m 2007
15th World Junior Cross Country 2007
1st UK School Games 3000m 2006
1st England Under 17 3000m 2006
2nd English Schools Inter 3000m 2006
2nd AAA Under 20 5000m 2006


Performances in 2012
Charlotte improved her 10,000m best to 32:03.55 in the USA on 11 April and finished sixth over the distance at the European Championships in June. At 5000m she won the BUCS title in May.

Personal Bests set in 2012
10,000m – previous PB 32:36.75
32:03.55, 11/04/12, Palo Alto USA

10km – previous PB 32:42
32:10, 15/04/12, Dublin IRL


Performances in 2011
Charlotte has made a brilliant start to the year, finishing a brilliant fourth against top class African opposition at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country on 8 January, then winning the McCain Cross Challenge races in Cardiff and Antrim, the BUCS Championships, the Junior race at the National and the UK Inter-Counties title. At the IAAF World Cross Country Championships on 20 March she finished in an excellent 14th place which led to her being voted European Athlete of the Month for March. She carried her good form on to the roads, winning the Great Dublin 10K on 10 April in a personal best of 32:42.

Personal Bests set in 2011
10km – previous PB 33:06
32:42, 10/04/11, Dublin

10M
53:54, 30/10/11, Portsmouth


Performances in 2010
Charlotte finished seventh in the 10,000m at the Aviva UK Championships in 35:19.28 on 26 June and won the 5000m in 16:01.71 at the England Athletics Senior Championships on 18 July. She improved her 3000m best to 9:17.20 in a mixed race in Watford on 28 July. On 14 August she took nearly a minute off her 10,000m best, clocking a new UK junior record of 32:36.75 and securing her selection for the England team for the Commonwealth Games. On 28 August she moved to second on the UK Under 20 all-time list for 5000m, improving her best by 26 seconds to 15:23.4. At the Commonwealth Games she finished fourth in the 10,000m and sixth in the 5000m. At the end of the year she was a dominant winner of the European Junior Cross Country Championships.

Personal Bests set in 2010
3000m - previous PB 9:18.69
9:17.20mx, 28/07/10, Watford
9:10.34mx, 08/09/10, Watford

5000m - previous PB 15:49.25
15:23.4, 28/08/10, Cardiff

10,000m - previous PB 33:33.24
32:36.75, 14/08/10, Tipton

10k - previous PB 33:07
33:06, 05/09/10, Sheffield


Performances in 2009
Charlotte achieved her best ever finish at the IAAF World Junior Cross Country Championships with 14th place in Jordan on 28 March. At the BUCS Championships on 3 May she ran the second quickest 10,000m ever by a GB junior of 33:33.24. She improved her 3000m best to 9:18.69 at the St Mary's Classic on 3 June and then went to fifth on the UK Under 20 all-time list for 5000m with 15:49.25 in Watford on 13 June (she also lies 3rd on the UK Under 17 all-time list with 16:09.44 clocked in 2007). She improved her 1500m best to 4:19.13 when taking the bronze medal at the Aviva England Under 20 Championships on 28 June. On the weekend of 11-12 July she retained her English Schools Senior 3000m title and won the silver medal in the 5000m at the Aviva World Trials and UK Championships. At the European Athletics Junior Championships she won the silver medal in the 5000m in her third sub 16 minute clocking of the season.

Personal Bests set in 2009
1500m - previous PB 2:24.01
4:22.69, 21/06/09, Watford
4:19.13, 28/06/09, Bedford

3000m - previous PB 9:18.72mx
9:18.69, 03/06/09, Twickenham

2 Miles - previous PB 10:16
10:00, 19/09/09, Gateshead

5000m - previous PB 16:04.55
16:02.04, 29/05/09, Belgrade SRB
15:49.25, 13/06/09, Watford

5km - previous PB 16:22
16:17, 13/09/09, London

10,000m
33:33.24, 03/05/09, Bedford

10km
33:07, 06/09/09, Sheffield


Performances in 2008
Charlotte had a good cross season, winning a bronze medal in European Junior Cross Country Championships at the end of 2007 and taking 16th place at the World Junior Cross Country in Edinburgh in March. She also finished second in the Senior race at the English Schools and in the Under 17 race at the National. After starting her track season late because of injury she won the Senior 3000m at the English Schools and improved her personal best to 9:29.97 in the Under 20 race at the Aviva London Grand Prix. She then set a new personal best for 5000m of 16:04.55 at the BMC Final on 9 August. At the end of the year she won the silver medal at the European Junior Cross Country Championships.

Personal Bests set in 2008
3000m - previous PB 9:32.45
9:29.97, 26/07/08, Crystal Palace
9:18.72mx, 13/08/08, Watford

5000m - previous PB 16:09.44
16:04.55, 09/08/08, Eton


Other Information
Charlotte lies tenth on the UK Under 17 all-time list for 3000m with 9:24.44 in 2006.

Introduction to Athletics
Charlotte took up athletics after being spotted by her coach Mick Woods when taking part in an inter-form cross country. She started to take it seriously when she was 13.

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