Andrew Harney

The Medicine Ball Challenge

One in four adults experience mental illness, and many more of us know and care for people who do. Talking openly about we feel can help.

The challenge involves cuffing a 3kg Medicine Ball to my wrist for 7 days. It may not sound that heavy but being tied to the medicine ball continuously for 7 days is a significant burden. The ball becomes a physical, visual and tangible representation of the invisible burden of mental health so many of us can experience.

The challenge raises money for the following charities. Any support you can offer will be gratefully received and split evenly between the causes.

ABF The Soldiers' Charity

Combat Stress

My Updates

Graveyard shift

Bushmills whiskey

Night patrol

Check the view

Top of the world

The only way is up

Mountain walk 15km

Walked up Slieve Donard today the highest mountain in Northern Ireland… took me 5 hours to complete the 15km walk! Some great views and bumped into some fantastic people. I even got given £20.00 of an Irish lad on top of the mountain and met a lovely lady called Neave 

Knee raise’s

39 sec Rest

Garage medicine ball work out

Did a garage based workout today and walked over 10km with the ball on patrol night shift duty’s at the old Bushmills Distillery 

Beach walk causeway coast

Never Give Up

Never Give up

Day Four, 8 km walk

Walked with my wife from Dunluce castle to Portrush down the coastal path and beach… we managed to raise over £500.00 today which I’m very thankful 🥲 to everyone who has kindly supported me and donated some much needed cash! Stay safe everyone 🙏

Day three garage session

I did a med ball workout 🏋️‍♀️ in my man cave garage gym, hard work 😓 

Portstewart in the distance

Turn round point on walk

Beach Sanger

This old Sanger is at the end of the beach at the strand….

Strand walk

Walked from the starting point (grid) of the Northwest 2000 TT at Portstewart to the Strand Beach which was 14.9 km. It was a very windy and wet walk but well worth it… a little bit uncomfortable carrying the medicine ball however it’s nothing compared to some of the stuff people can carry around in there hearts…. Anyhow into day three tomorrow 

Giants Causeway visited with the med Ball

Today I walked from Bushmills to the Giants Causeway which was a total distance of 12.14 km… a very humbling experience thinking about what the medicine Ball challenge  represents. 

Thank you to my Sponsors


Ald Sharon Mckillop Veterans Champion Ccgbc

Still giving to society


Cash Donations

Pat Callaghan £20.00 X1X Tommy Cooper £20.00 Adrian Duncan £20.00 Robby Duncan £10.00 Bev Duncan £10.00 Katherine Connolly £20.00 Thank you guys x


Victor Adt, J&e Parke, A&l Mckee, D Mussell


Steven W

Support all the way! Good worthy cause.




Gerry Donnelly

Brilliant Andy your the Man.👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻



Well done Andy!


Ann Harney

Good luck hubby xxx


Philip Hartin


Billy Ellis

Brilliant Effort Andy



Good Luck Andy , Harvey is free is you want a buddy to go with you i even supply poo bags


Irish Guy On Top Of Slieve Donard Irish Guy On Top Of Slieve Donard


Martha Leighton


Paul Mccloskey The Mash & Still Man Obd


Paul Harney


Mark Ballard


Nikki Parke



We’ll done Andy


Mike Mckenzie


Jennifer Irwin

Good luck Andy 🙂


Dave Wood

Good luck Andy....




Sam Watson

good luck Andrew


Gary Taylor

All the best Andy ✊ you're keeping me entertained watching you cart that around on nighshift! 😆


Vanessa Duncan

Keep going Andy, we are all proud of you!


Lynne Mcmullan

Well done Andy you can do this 👍🏻


Richard Heath


Roy Crawford

Well done Andy 👍


Eddie Bonnar

Great Charities, all the best Andy... Go smash it m8


Rut Ni Maholain


Will Carmichael

Great work Andrew - rather you than me!


Raymond Campbell


Adam Carroll Our Mash & Still Man


Bruce Bruce Sailor


Robert Deeney Mash & Still Man



You’re a superstar


Adele Tomb

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