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Pevensey woman injured in collision runs marathon

Susan ran the Brighton Marathon

Susan ran the Brighton Marathon

A cyclist airlifted to hospital after a road collision has run her first ever Brighton Marathon.

Susan Fry, from Pevensey, crossed the finish line in 3 hours, 18 minutes last Sunday (April 6).

It was Susan’s first marathon since 2008 but her fifth overall, narrowly beating her London Marathon time of 3 hours, 20 minutes.

Susan, 41, was injured last year while taking part in a Mini Marshman triathlon in Lydd, Kent, when she came off her bike.

It was thought she may have been in collision with a vehicle.

She suffered a minor brain bleed, broken shoulder and bruised ribs, hip, arm and knee.

She was given treatment at the road-side by the doctor and paramedic before being flown to King’s College Hospital in London.

Susan was running the Brighton Marathon in aid of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance after they helped her after the collision.

Speaking after the incident in July last year, Susan said: “I’d just like to add my heart felt thanks to all the Air Ambulance team particularly to Dr Amy Hughes, paramedic Alan Cowley and the pilot Craig.

“Although I was aware I’d sustained serious injuries, I felt reassured that I was receiving the best possible

care and I shall be forever grateful for their help.”

 

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