Susie Hewer

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Gender Female
Location United Kingdom
Introduction I enjoy many crafts including knitting and crochet but I also love running which I use to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK in memory of my mum (please read her story below to see why it is so important to me). So far I've raised nearly £40,000 towards research into this devastating disease. I ran my first marathon in 2005 at the age of 48. In 2007 I celebrated my 50th birthday by running a series of 5 marathons and 2 ultras of 35 and 52.4 miles. I wanted to do something special at the London marathon to get publicity for ARUK - a friend remarked that I should "act my age and stay at home with my knitting!" So I took my knitting with me and became the first person to knit whilst running a marathon and set the Guinness World Record for "The longest Scarf Knitted Whilst Running a Marathon"! I was also the first person to crochet whilst running a marathon. I have now run 55 marathons (4 whilst knitting, 2 whilst crocheting to set the GWR for "Longest crochet chain whilst running a marathon"). I'm trying to get to 60 marathons before I'm 60 in 2017!