Charlotte Hanson

Ex-international water polo player Charlotte Hanson spent most of her young life in swimming pools around the world – but, after a successful career as a member of the Junior and Senior Great British Water Polo team, she made the difficult decision to retire.

In 2012, Charlotte decided to get back in shape, spurred on after seeing her ex-teammates compete at the Olympic games – but her tenacity and competitive nature took over, and leisurely exercise soon became cross-country winter events, seeing her represent the Farnham Runners.

Though hard to believe, a friendly dare drove Charlotte to purchase a bike and give triathlon a go. In 2013, she competed in the Age-group World Championships in London, and she now attends British Super Series events – facing some of the UK’s leading elite athletes.