Charlie Harding has forged a strong partnership with PTVI paratriathlete Oscar Kelly which has taken them to the Commonwealth Games, World Triathlon Para Championships and to the World Triathlon Para Series podium.
After being inspired by watching his mum race, Charlie began competing in local triathlons near to his hometown of Penrith, going onto become part of the North West Triathlon Academy and a regular in the British Triathlon Super Series.
First guiding Oscar in 2019, the pair have won medals together at World Triathlon Para Cups and at World Triathlon Para Series Montreal where they secured silver in 2022, their first World Triathlon Para Series medal as a pairing.
Their first World Triathlon Para Championships appearance came in 2021 in Abu Dhabi where they placed sixth despite a crash on the bike, before returning to Abu Dhabi a year later to finish seventh in 2022.
In the summer of 2022, Charlie guided Oscar at Birmingham Commonwealth Games where PTVI paratriathlon made its Commonwealth Games debut. They still managed to record a top-five finish despite a puncture early on the bike.
He continued to guide Oscar in the 2023 season and the pair continued their progression. After a ninth place finish at the European Championship in Madrid, Charlie was Oscar's guide as the pair won back to back World Triathlon Para Series silver medals in Montreal and Swansea. The season ended with back to back fourth placed finishes at the Paris Paralympic Games Test Event and World Triathlon Para Cup Taranto.
7th - 2022 World Triathlon Championship Finals Abu Dhabi | PTVI Men
Bronze - 2022 World Triathlon Para Cup Alanya | PTVI Men
4th - 2022 World Triathlon Para Series Swansea | PTVI Men
5th - 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games | PTVI Men
Silver - 2022 World Triathlon Para Series Montreal | PTVI Men
6th - 2021 World Triathlon Para Championships Abu Dhabi | PTVI Men
Silver - 2021 World Triathlon Para Cup A Coruna | PTVI Men