Honiton mum’s marathon run raises more than £3,200 for cancer charity

Still smiling: Sue during her London Marathon run.

Still smiling: Sue during her London Marathon run. - Credit: Archant

Sue Phillips, of Pine Park Road, ran the London Marathon on Sunday, April 24, completed the gruelling run in four hours and 25 minutes.

A Honiton mum-of-two has said she is ‘amazed’ at the generosity of people after raising more than £3,200 for charity.

Sue Phillips, of Pine Park Road, ran the London Marathon on Sunday, April 24, completed the gruelling run in four hours and 25 minutes.

The money she raised will be donated to cancer charity FORCE, in Exeter.

Sue, who battled skin cancer after she was diagnosed three years ago and is now in remission, said she always wanted to run the marathon for the charity.


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She first started running in 2001, when she joined a local ladies’ group in Midsomer Norton and completed her very first three miles.

The 43-year-old, who works as an outreach co-ordinator for FORCE, had been applying for the run for the last five years before she was accepted for this year’s marathon.

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Speaking to the Herald, she said: “The run went really well, I am so chuffed!

“To get so many donations was unbelievable - I would like to thank everyone who supported me with everything.

“I even received some donations from anonymous people, which was just amazing.”

Sue put in an extensive training programme before she took on the marathon, and said she was pleased to finish in such a strong time, as she gave herself five hours in which to finish.

She has no plans to do the marathon again, and has already persuaded some friends to consider signing up to next year’s run.

“Now I have got the medal, I will give someone else the opportunity,” Sue added.

“The highlight of the marathon was seeing my family and friends who turned up on the day.

“I saw them at mile 11 and mile 25. Going over London Bridge was also amazing, I could not get over the buzz of it.”

Sue is still accepting donations: visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/SuePhillips31

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