The RFBR Marathon Relay – Mile One #rfbr26

16 Jul

Very excited that we’re launching the RFBR26 marathon relay today! Twenty-five brave RFBR fans will each be running a mile and telling us a little bit about what running means to them – and they’ll all get this very stylish medal for their efforts.


There are some truly inspirational and very moving stories on the way, so keep a look out for them as the miles add up on the blog.

I’ll be running the twenty-sixth and final mile on 9 August, the publication day of THE RUN FAT B!TCH RUN MARATHON PLAN. Don’t forget to pre-order your copy now from Amazon or Apple – it’s only 99p for a limited time.


Sue Drummie ran the first mile of the relay in Orpington, Kent.

Late last year I decided that enough was enough of being extremely obese, I weighed 25st 13lb at this point, and started healthy eating. By feb/march I decided to find an exercise to help me along the way, a friend suggested RFBR. I read the book within 3 hrs and started running the next day, as I was so over weight I started 2days a week. I think I weighed roughly 24.5st when starting and I couldn’t run for more than 3 mins. Now in July I weight 20st 6lb and have lost 5.5st all together, I can run for 40 mins solidly, not a fast pace but I’m not in a race. Just before Xmas I found myself almost an alcoholic too, 2 bottles of wine a night! With the help of RFBR I’ve managed to find my ‘buzz’ from running and not drinking, I don’t drink at all now and when stressed or angry go running! I can’t really explain how much this book has changed my life, from mental attitude to relationships with my husband and children. Thank goodness I picked it up and read it!


Sue, what an inspiring story to kick off our marathon relay. You should be very proud of yourself for kicking the grog and shifting those pounds *wipes away tear* WELL DONE and THANK YOU.


6 Responses to “The RFBR Marathon Relay – Mile One #rfbr26”

  1. Julie O'Connor July 16, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    Well done Sue – keep up the good work. It just gets better and better – delighted for you 🙂

  2. elena isaac July 16, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

    Sue your incredible :-). Seeing you run today made me really smile you look so at ease running that I have now promised myself to finish the book love ya your friend always Elena xxx

  3. Helen July 16, 2012 at 9:36 pm #

    Well done Sue, reading your story has given me the kick that I need to stop making excuses (again) and get back out running more than my measly once a week! Truly inspirational!! 🙂

  4. Jo July 17, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    What an inspiring story Sue. Honest, brave and a proper runner. You should be very proud.

  5. pamorourke July 17, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    Fantastic inspiration! Well done Sue!

  6. Chloe Hinchy January 6, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

    Sue’s story is what made me pick up RFBR and today I got my fat arse off the sofa and started my journey.
    I’m 18 stone 5lbs and the Queen of excuses.
    2013 is a big year for me, I’m emigrating to the US and want to turn up with a body I’m proud of and a hobby I can do anywhere – thanks Ruth and Sue for calling me out on my bullsh*t excuses once and for all!!

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