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.