• Phil Pape

Charlie Gardiner – Lewisham’s Edwardian Marathon Champion

Updated: Jan 12

This might be of interest – as before he turned professional he ran for Cambridge Harriers. Lewisham was the home of one of the best Edwardian marathon runners – Charlie Gardiner – unusual in that he was a professional athlete; he came to public attention after beating the Italian runner Pietri at a strange indoor race at the Royal Albert Hall. A largely re-written blog post tells the story of his career.

https://runner500.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/charlie-gardiner-lewishams-edwardian-marathon-champion/