Sue Hargadon: A remarkable woman

Sue has been running for over 30 years; both for fitness and competitively.  In 1985 she completed the London Marathon and in 2002 she competed in her second marathon race and has continued to run them irregularly since then.

She runs extraordinary distances to raise money for a cause close to her heart; the Cystic Fibrosis charity.

Sue decided to challenge herself to run 12 marathons in 12 months, which she started in January 2020. With three already completed in the freedom of the Suffolk countryside things were going well until lockdown struck in March 2020 and Sue, not one to be defeated, continued with her challenge and completed April and May’s marathons in her own garden using her dog for company and with continued support and encouragement from her husband. 

Once she was permitted to hit the streets again, June proved to be a bumper month with Sue completing a further two marathons.

Local friends kindly joined Sue during the final marathons to encourage and support her along the way.

Her fellow Shufflers generously offered encouragement but with none living locally she accepted their support from afar; this support was gratefully received and was a great motivator to continue.

She went on to complete this challenge raising an impressive £4,000.

Sue was the most recent recipient of the prestigious ‘Shuffler of the year’ award as voted for by her fellow club members and is a much admired and valued member of our club.