Thursday, 8 April 2010

Brighton Marathon Crochet Style...

Knit one, purl one, run a bit, knit one, purl one, run a bit...

Phew...I'm exhusted already.

Not not as tired as East Sussex resident, Susie Hewer though, who is not only making her Brighton Marathon debut on April 18th, but also her crochet marathon debut as well!

Guiness Book of Records holder

Susie already holds the Guinness Book of Records for the longest scarf ever knitted while running a marathon – 162cm – but she is going for something a bit tougher for her run around Brighton and Hove's streets.

There is currently no crochet record so Susie is going to create one and there will be spotters from Guinness around the course to make sure she does not drop a few stitches along the way.

Raising money for Alzheimer's Research Trust
Susie took up running seven years ago to raise funds for Leukaemia research, but when her Mum died 5 years ago, from vascular dementia, she switched to marathons and started raising funds for the Alzheimer's Research Trust (ART) instead.

We thought this was a lovely story and wanted to wish Susie all the best for her debut crochet marathon.

Go on Susie!

Oh and could you knock us up a new scarf on the way round if you have time please...! Just kidding...

Find out more about this year's Brighton Marathon or watch the official Marathon video.


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