British Masters medals for vegan runners

The best of British included a handful of vegans as the British Masters Athletics Championships were held in Derby.

5 September 2023

Lisa Gawthorne left her bike and wetsuit at home following her World Sprint Triathlon gold earlier this year and ran in the 1500 metres.

Somehow she managed to knock 5 seconds off her personal best and take silver in the 40-44 age category.

“So nice to get Vegan Runners on the podium!” she says. She was not the only one.

Catherine Charlton followed her over the line to take bronze.

This continues a fantastic recent period for the vegan of 20 years who went veggie at 6. This includes European and World triathlon success and a clutch of running personal bests.

“I think it’s really down to having a great coach who constantly works with me addressing any issues” she says. Working on weaknesses and just trying to be as consistent as possible with training to be honest. It’s my best ever athletic year – I honestly can’t believe how many PBs I keep running!”