British Middle Distance Runner

Latest Result: Charlie finishes 12th place at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games

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DOB: 07/11/1993 | Born: Brighton | Events: 800m & 1500m | Coach: Jon Bigg


About Charlie:

Charlie Grice is a British middle distance athlete from Brighton. He is the current British Senior 1500m Champion. Charlie competes for Brighton Phoenix Athletics Club, which was founded by former Olympic Champion Steve Ovett.

Charlie was a promising footballer who played at county level however after trying to balance both sports and picking up a few injuries he decided to concentrate on athletics which turned out to be a good decision.

In 2010 Charlie burst onto the scene, breaking the English Schools 1500m Championship Record, and winning a bronze medal at the inaugural World Youth Olympics in Singapore. Since then Charlie has broken several of Ovett’s junior records on the track; the most impressive being his 3:57.9 mile time at the age of 18.

In 2014 Charlie won his first senior National title in the 1500m at the age of 20, being the youngest person ever to win this title. Fast forward to 2016, Charlie is 5x National 1500m Champion and at the age of 22 has already made every global final (European, Commonwealth, World & Olympic).

Charlie is a business and sport science graduate of St Mary’s University, Twickenham, where he still lives and trains.

Upcoming Races


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2016 - 1:45.53 - London - 22 JUL
2015 - 1:47.50 - Watford - 17 JUN
2014 - 1:47.00 - Nijmegen - 11 JUN
2013 - 1:47.22 - Watford - 07 AUG
2012 - 1:47.33 - Solihull - 21 JUL
2011 - 1:48.83 - Birmingham - 20 AUG
2010 - 1:50.61 - Eltham - 21 JUL


2016 - 3:33.60 - Monaco
2015 - 3:35.29 - Heusden
2014 - 3:35.59 - Glasgow (Hampden Park) - 12 JUL
2013 - 3:38.13 - Hengelo - 08 JUN
2012 - 3:41.16 - Oordegem - 26 MAY
2011 - 3:42.86 - Watford - 11 JUN
2010 - 3:48.70 - Watford - 30 JUN

Championship record

2016 – Olympic Games 1500m 12th.
2015 – World Championships 1500m 9th.
2015 – European Indoor Championships 1500m 5th.
2014 – Commonwealth Games 1500m Finalist. European Championships 1500m Finalist.
2013 – European Athletics U23 Championships 1500m silver. European Athletics Team Championships 1500m silver.
2012 – World Junior Championships 1500m 4th ht.
2010 – World Youth Olympic Games 1000m bronze. Youth Olympic Games European Trials 1000m silver.
2011 – European Junior Championships 1500m 10th.

Domestic record

2016 – British Senior 1500m Champion.

2015 – British Senior 1500m Champion.

2014 – British Senior 1500m Champion.
2013 – British Athletics European Indoor Trials & UK Championships 1500m 3rd
2012 – Aviva Olympic Trials & UK Championships 1500m 8th. BUCS Championships 800m silver. European Indoor Trials & UK Championships 1500m 6th
2011 – Aviva English Schools Championships 1500m gold. Aviva U20 Championships & European Trials 1500m silver
2010 – Aviva English Schools Championships 1500m gold. Aviva Schools International 1500m gold. English Schools Cross Country Championships 9th.
2009 – Sainsburys English Schools Championships Cross Country 28th. English National Cross Country Championships 16th. Inter Counties Cross Country Championships 6th. Aviva English Schools Championships 1500m 6th. England U17 Championships 1500m bronze
2008 – English Schools Cross Country Championships 15th. English Schools Championships 1500m 6th ht

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Jon Bigg
Jon Bigg Lead Coach
Jon has been instrumental in Charlie’s athletics career. He has overseen his development over the last 7 years since he joined Phoenix Athletics Club. Jon was one of Steve Ovett’s main training partners and is the husband of Sally Gunnell. He has coached and run at international level for a number of years. Charlie finds working with Jon really encouraging because he has a very positive attitude and is always willing to learn and develop his knowledge.
Dan Stepney
Dan Stepney Assistant Coach
Dan has been involved in athletics since he was 10. During this time, he has medalled at regional and national competitions at a junior and senior level. Dan now has transitioned to being a key member of the group through his pace making and overseeing Charlie's gym programme weekly.
Total Sports US
Total Sports US Management Agency
Total Sports Management is a management agency representing world-class athletes predominately based in the USA. They hare specialists in marketing and sponsoring, with great connections in the industry.
Phoenix Track Club
Phoenix Track Club Athletics Club
Formed in 1981 by Matt Paterson and Olympic Champion Steve Ovett. It has stuck to its core beliefs of respecting individual needs. Charlie has been running for Phoenix since 2005.

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