Charlie holds the title and record for the most competitive miles ran over the Tough Mudder World Series – a staggering 400 miles over a single season. He’s also the only person to have run every 8 hour Toughest Mudder and the 24 hour World’s Toughest Mudder race in 2018. Marathons in most major countries, including one over the Great Wall on China, form part of his training runs.
He started his career travelling the world as a professional polo player before changing lifestyles to become an architect, running his own firm based in Midhurst, UK, where you’ll often find him running for hours on end through the woods with his black Labrador, Badger.
Some of the experiences I had when out in the middle of the pampas in Argentina riding bareback would be hard to beat.
Getting lost when a run turned into a rock climbing track in Ibiza where the only way was forward… I missed the signs that ‘danger do not enter’. That was a long 4 hours.
If we’re talking gear then, Inov8 graphene shoes. They work for every type of trail run and race I do. But in terms of something I’d be lost without – then my cafetière! My day only starts after a good coffee.