Susan completes third marathon for charities

Susan Brown completed her third London Marathon last month.
Susan Brown completed her third London Marathon last month.

Alford’s Susan Brown raised over £2,000 for two charities after completing her third London Marathon run last month.

Susan, 45, was running the 26.2 mile distance for the first time in seven years and admitted it was an emotional experience when she crossed the finishing line.

She said: “I am pleased to have completed the marathon as well as raise awareness of both the charities, SANDS (The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society) and Alzheimers, and of course raise much needed funds.

“Although my time was not my personal best, coming in at 4hrs 6 minutes, I am still chuffed and can’t believe how emotional I got at the end thinking about the loss of my son Daniel in 1993.

“I absolutely adore the London Marathon, the people and the organisation. It inspires people to do their own thing and the atmosphere is brilliant.

“My fundraising is sitting at £2,136.25 with Gift Aid - so each charity will get over £1,000 once Virgin Giving fees have been applied.

“I orginally set out to raise £250 each, so I’m so grateful to everyone who has donated, through my website, The Piper and given to me personally. Thank you, as this is a great total, especially in these difficult times.”