Mike Harley’s ME Marathons

Mike’s EU Marathons – Luxembourg Report


    Ahead of the Luxembourg Night Marathon, my good friend Juli managed to track down one of the estimated 2000 ME sufferers there.  I interviewed Katja who told me about her struggle for diagnosis and what it is like for patients in the Grand Duchy, click here to read.  I had some great coverage ahead of […]

Amazing Mike Harley’s 28 Marathons For ME Awareness !

Mike Harley Luxembourg 27 May 2017

    This is Mike with his ME Awareness Flag on completion of the Luxembourg Marathon on 27 May 2017.  That’s 11 down and 17 to go in his aim of running a marathon in every EU country for ME Awareness.  Read his story by hitting the tab at the top of this site.   […]

Mike’s ME Marathons – The Story Of An ME Sufferer In Luxembourg

Luxembourg Flag

  LUXEMBOURG   By Mike Harley.   My next marathon (no 11 of 28) is in Luxembourg on May 27th. By similar ratios to the rest of Europe, 2,000 of the 500,000 people living there have ME. I’ve interviewed Katja from Luxembourg who has given her account of what it’s like to live there with […]

Mike’s EU Marathons – Barcelona Report

Mike Barcelona

  Report by Mike Harley.   ​Training for number ten went really well.  I’d decided to try a vegetarian diet for the 3 months prior to the race in Barcelona and also went alcohol-free for January in order to get healthy and drop weight.  It seemed to work as I was smashing through PB’s and […]

Mik Harley’s 28 Marathons for Invest In ME Research !

Mike Harley

  Mike Harley is running an amazing 28 marathons across Europe to help raise awareness and funds for Invest in ME Research. His next run is the Barcelona Marathon on Sunday the 12th March.  To read more about Mike’s Marathon effort and lend your support, click on the tab at the top of this site.

Mike’s EU Marathon Challenge

Mike's Marathons

    I’m back running again and 5 weeks into Barcelona training having had some very quiet running weeks of no more than 10 miles per week for a couple of months.  Last October’s two marathons in 4 weeks took a lot out of me mentally and physically so it was good to power down […]

Mike’s EU Marathons For Invest In ME Research

Mike ready for France

  Allez les bleus! 2 days til I head out to Toulouse for marathon no. 5 of the year and 9 overall. £3000 raised so far this year for Invest In ME. Thanks to Gillian Wyke and James Herrington for your sponsorship today. I’ve run an average of just over 3 miles per day since […]

Mike’s 28 EU Marathons For Invest In ME Research


  Mike Harley is attempting to raise funds and awareness for the charity Invest In ME and biomedical research by running a marathon in every EU country (currently 28 in total). His 8th marathon will be in Brussels on 2 October 2016.  He is in his final preparations for that run and I’m sure he’d […]

Mike’s EU Marathons for Invest In ME Research – Gdansk Marathon Completed !


      Wow that was tough. No shade throughout and a real challenge but got back in 4.25, a Summer PB at least. The finish was superb, amongst the best I’ve experienced, I ran over the line with my Invest In ME flag and got snapped a lot (hope to show soon). Cheers everyone […]

Mike’s EU Marathon Challenge

Mike running

    Well since my last update at the end of February I have…. Finished marathon 5 (Greece) of 28 -completed in 4.03 hrs Raised £700 more for Invest In ME Research projects (now stands at £3157) Had my first published blog on Running Bug website Been asked to write a feature on the challenge […]

Mike Harley’s Report On The Greek Leg Of His 28 Marathons For ME

Mike Harley

  My 5th marathon took me to Thessaloniki in Northern Greece for the Alexander The Great Marathon in early April.  Although not a really well-known race (approx 1700 runners) it is in fact a Bronze IAAF course and one of historical significance as it starts at the birthplace of Alexander The Great in Pella and […]

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