Drew Roberts

Race against ME

Fundraising for ME Association
raised of £1,000 target
by 44 supporters
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ME Association

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We help people with ME/CFS to understand and survive their illness


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I plan to complete in 15 events Mar 2015 to April 2016 and will be raising money throughout this period.

The challenges I face are far from easy but are achievable for most. However with such a number throughout the year and a personal pressure to be competitive, aiming for the top 1% of finishers, an arduous year long fitness regime is required to complete these tasks. This however is dwarfed by the challenges people suffering with ME each day. With some cases, comparing tiredness or exhaustion. Me running 1k of a race will be equal effort to an ME sufferer putting on their socks, of me running a 10k obstacle race being equal to an ME sufferer cooking a meal. So I feel this is the least I can do to help raise for an amazing charity that provides help to so many. With each race comes its own difficulties. To date the event I found the hardest, which came of great surprise to me was the Full Monty race held around Montycute in Yeovil, Somerset. It was a 10.5 mile run of pure cross country with hills so steep that the use of hands were necessary to reach the summits. With this run the leg burn was constant and relentless unlike the obstacle runs. The obstacles on most part, did allow a small rest for the lower body. So with that in mind this has been my biggest mental challenge, needing to overcome that little voice telling you its too hard and to quit. People suffering with ME have no option to quit, so neither do I! With 3 more races to go in 2016 the finish line for my fundraising effort is not too far away. Meaning I can finally relax a little. Shame its not so easy for ME sufferers. Please feel free to check out my dedicated website for in depth reviews, pictures and details in relation to how I'm getting on. (the donate tab will bring you back here if you feel my efforts worthy of support) and maybe together, one day ME will be treatable, so they too will have a finish line and an opportunity to do things with out such effort.

I have set up a dedicated website with a blog, reviews, photos and links. Please feel free to check it out and leave any comments and feedback at:


The Reason I've chosen my charity:

I decided to pick a charity that has closely helped my mother through a difficult diagnosis and subsequent number of years of suffering. They are a first port of call for any new sufferer whom needs advice or help in those important months following diagnosis. They work nationally via various points of contact and therefore work closely with individuals no matter where they are from, giving a very local community charity feel.

The following list of everts I will be entering:

March 29th - Yeovil Half Marathon - 21.2k - Complete 
May 9th - Dirty weekend - 32.2k - Complete 
May 30th - Tough mudder - 21.2k - Complete
June 20th - Spartan sprint - 6.21k - Complete
Sept 27th - Cardiff SoF - 13k - complete
Oct 4th - Cardiff half marathon - 21.2k - complete
Oct 10th - Nottingham SoF Elite - 21.2k - complete
Oct 18th - Edinburgh SoF - 12k - complete
Nov 7th - Manchester SoF Elite - 21.2k - complete
Nov 21st - London SoF - 10k - complete
Nov 21st - London SoF Night - 5k - complete
Dec 9th - Fully Monty Cute - 17k - complete
Winter Nuts Challenge - 28k - confirmed
Yeovil half marathon 2016 - 21k - confirmed
Toughest - 8k - confirmed

Please see the following websites for more information on each race.


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About the charity

ME Association

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The ME Association campaigns hard to get ME recognised as a severe neurological illness. Our helpline provides essential information and support to adults and children who have ME/CFS, and to their families and carers. We also fund biomedical research into the physical nature and causes of ME/CFS.

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