BIG NEWS: Marathon Training Update

I am about to burst. I could not be more excited.

You know how upset, disappointed and gutted I was when my Tokyo marathon plans fell through in December. I wrote all about what happened in this blog post.

Well, it turns out the London marathon won’t be my only spring race this year….

I’m going to be running the BOSTON MARATHON in April with Adidas. 

I have a whole blog on my thoughts on running Boston before I qualify, because it is something I thought long and hard about, however running Boston 2017 keeps me on track to accomplish my goal to run all the Marathon Majors before I’m 30, something I didn’t think I could do or afford if I had to run Tokyo and Boston in the same year.

There’s 12 weeks to go before Patriot’s Day… better get hill training.


  1. Chiswickmum
    2nd February 2017 / 8:45 am

    So happy for you and so sad I can t be there! Keep cross training to ensure all of you is ready, not just your heart and legs and mind. Xxx

  2. 2nd February 2017 / 9:53 am

    That’s super cool! But aren’t those marathons like a week apart (London and Boston)?

  3. Florence O'HARA
    2nd February 2017 / 9:57 am

    GREAT NEWS!!!!! Congrats!

  4. Dana
    2nd February 2017 / 9:59 am

    Congrats! That’s AMAZING- I can’t wait to follow your journey. It’s still on my running goal list. Sadly I missed a BQ time by less than 1 minute this year. Someday i’ll get there!

  5. 2nd February 2017 / 11:38 am

    Congratulations! All the marathon majors before you turn 30 – impressive!!

    • 5th February 2017 / 9:27 pm

      I’m so excited to hopefully complete them all!

  6. Valentina
    2nd February 2017 / 12:21 pm

    Such great news, I’m thrilled for you Charlie!!

  7. 2nd February 2017 / 12:23 pm

    AHH!! that is so cool. Congratulations and happy training!!!

  8. Andrew
    2nd February 2017 / 1:34 pm

    Great one, such an amazing race….genuinely one of the best you will run

  9. 2nd February 2017 / 2:15 pm

    This just made my day! I know what it’s like to have your race plans derailed and I’m so happy it’s working out for you. <3

    2nd February 2017 / 2:28 pm

    Fantastic! Good for you and of course you have to do it! You would have qualified anyhow! 🏃

  11. 2nd February 2017 / 2:48 pm

    How incredible!!!! Good for you! I hope to be volunteering this year 🙂 and running someday!

  12. 2nd February 2017 / 3:40 pm

    Boston marathon is great, bloody hilly but awesome!

  13. 2nd February 2017 / 3:47 pm

    That’s amazing!! Congratulations – good luck with those hills!!

  14. 2nd February 2017 / 5:49 pm

    So amazing!

  15. Laura
    2nd February 2017 / 6:32 pm

    Amazing, so pleased for you

  16. lalaforte
    2nd February 2017 / 10:13 pm

    YAY! Congrats!

  17. Amanda
    3rd February 2017 / 12:05 am

    Congrats! Remember…right on Hereford, left on Boylston!

    I live in downtown Boston (and ran the marathon back in 2012). It’s such an incredible weekend here. I’ll be cheering you on!

    • charlotte
      5th February 2017 / 9:22 pm

      Yay, will need all the support I can take!

    • charlotte
      5th February 2017 / 9:10 pm

      Thank you!