For those of you that know me, I'm not exactly the most active person.  I'm the queen of couch olympics - seeing how many hours I can watch tennis for, how many episodes of Game of Thrones I can squeeze into a weekend and getting breathless catching up on Great British Bake Off.  That's hard work.  

I've therefore committed myself to running this half marathon (as part of the Nike Women's Marathon) in San Francisco on October 14th just to see whether I can push myself off the couch and on to the road.  The most I've ever done prior to training for this is random 2k once in a blue moon or running into fashion shows because I'm inevitably late so to say this is a challenge would be an understatement.  

I also didn't realise I'd be setting myself up for training during fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris during which I did some gruelling sessions in between shows, writing up, getting no sleep and maybe a few parties.  Has anyone tried running along the Seine at 9pm at night?  You just get jeers and bemused looks from drunks, kids and Parisians who don't believe in exercise.  

I've just stupidly set up my Just Giving page very late in the day, so the additional challenge now will be to see how much money I can raise in the shortest amount of time.  

Oh, and the reason why I'm running for Breast Cancer Campaign?  My mother recently was diagnosed with breast cancer and is currently receiving treatment.  I haven't physically been there for her throughout the entire ordeal so hopefully this will be a way of making up for it.  I think she may have burst out laughing when she heard I was running 20km.  Actually, my whole family did... 

Therefore please give as much or as little as you can!  Anything is appreciated especially at such short notice!

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Raising money for

Breast Cancer Now

Breast Cancer Now

Charity Registration No. x 1160558

Women are still getting breast cancer and dying from it. That’s why Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer have joined forces to become the UK’s largest dedicated breast cancer research charity. And with your help, together we can put an end to breast cancer, once and for all.

Raising money for

Run by Breast Cancer Now

Charity Registration No. x 1160558

Donations 112

Well done Susie! What an amazing amount you've raised for such a wonderful charity. xx

Donation by Anna Shaw @anniegetyourgown on 13/11/12


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Thank you Susie, my mum had breast cancer and many loved ones mothers x

Donation by Hermione de Paula on 01/11/12

E L L E R Y supports Susie on her half marathon run x

Donation by kimberley ellery on 26/10/12

On behalf of the Toni&Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe team we would like to congratulate you on completing your half marathon run earlier this month.

Donation by Toni&Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe Team x on 23/10/12

Donation by Samantha Leutton on 19/10/12


Better late than never (the donation not your running).. ;) <3 Well done

Donation by Shauna T - PAM on 17/10/12


Amazing Susie!! Well done. Yaay!! xxxx

Donation by Lulu Kennedy on 16/10/12


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Run Susie Run! Well done for taking up the challenge. Great cause X

Donation by Becky French on 16/10/12


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Go Sus, Go!!!! So proud of you!

Donation by Yonnica Lau on 15/10/12


Susie, Best of luck in the 1/2 Marathon - we hope to see you in the full New York Marathon next year! Best, The Orley Team

Donation by Orley on 15/10/12

Good luck!

Donation by MLPR on 15/10/12


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Better late than never! Very proud, well done!

Donation by Levi & Matthew on 14/10/12


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wishing you the best x

Donation by Samantha Lim on 14/10/12

Donation by Declan Chan on 14/10/12


Good luck, Susie! Krupp Group is sending you good vibes!

Donation by Krupp Group on 12/10/12


Donation by IPR on 12/10/12


Best of luck Susie!

Donation by Erika Iwamoto at G.V.G.V. on 12/10/12


Run like the wind Susie and just think about that big piece of cake you can enjoy once you have finished and it is such a good cause. Go get em! x

Donation by Lucy Folk on 12/10/12

Go Susie!! We will make short work of those hills!! Its all about the play list!xx

Donation by Mathilda Macalister-Smith on 11/10/12


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Donation by Michelle Wang on 11/10/12


Good Luck Susie! Your big fan from Singapore:) Hope your mum get well soon! Hugs!

Donation by sophysonic on 11/10/12

Donation by KCD on 11/10/12


Best of luck Susie! looking forward to seeing the blog post of you charging through that finishing line! Caitlin x

Donation by Caitlin Ni Chathain on 11/10/12


whatcha!!! good luck love. i wish i was coming too. xxxx remember Nike means Goddess of Victory.

Donation by george macpherson on 11/10/12


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My hero... Is x

Donation by Is Frankish on 11/10/12


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Donation summary

  • * Online donations£5,725.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£5,725.00
  • Gift Aid£705.00

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