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 after a rough first 2-3 weeks, went injury free for the rest of the plan.

Ahead of the trip I was lucky to receive support from Millions Missing Canada and the Yorkshire Times as well as contact from a number of Spanish ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia groups of patients.  We flew over to stay with Teresa, an ME patient from the UK who had kindly offered to put us up for the weekend.  On the day before the race we met with Gabriela, Fernando and Patricia who all had family members with ME and it was good to learn more about the situation in Spain.  We met up with Ben who was also running the race for Invest In ME and his daughter Emily and we spent the day taking in the sights of the city (La Ramblas, Sagrada Familia etc).


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