Why I’m running the London Marathon for my friend Phoebe

Very eloquent piece about a horrible illness CF/ME

Chloe Cripps

Yesterday I found out I have managed to secure a charity place in the London Marathon this October running for Action for M.E. – I’m so excited *read nervous* to run the London Marathon for a charity that means so much to me. The furthest distance I’ve ever run is a half marathon (and walked a lot of it) so this will be a v big challenge!

My JustGiving page is here.

The reason I’ve chosen to run and raise money for Action for M.E. is because in March 2017 my friend Phoebe was diagnosed with Post Viral Chronic Fatigue/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) after contracting a kidney infection and has lived with CF/M.E ever since. At the moment there is no explanation of why people develop M.E. and therefore there’s minimal funds towards research and currently no cure. During the pandemic lots of people have started suffering the effects of ‘long…

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