Support Chris Mould to run the Medtronic 10 mile race
A running start
Trussell Trust Chairman, Chris Mould has always been an avid runner, having run several marathons, half marathons and 10k races over the past 12 years to raise money for the organisation. But this all came to a juddering halt in 2014 when he was diagnosed with a serious heart condition, which meant a turbulent time ahead.
The road back to recovery
After open heart surgery and the complications that followed, Chris was fitted with a pacemaker to go alongside his new mechanical heart valve. All this helped him get his life back to normal and today he’s back running, climbing mountains and working long hours without struggling. He’s constantly reminded of how much medical technology has supported him and it was with that in mind that he applied to run the Medtronic Twin Cities 10 mile race on 9th October in Minneapolis, USA.
Chris has been chosen as one of the 25 Global Heroes to take part in the Medtronic run, a programme that aims to celebrate and profile runners who have benefitted from medical technology. He said: “I feel incredibly privileged to have been selected and I am really looking forward to it. I’m an ordinary guy and I don’t feel much like a hero. It’s the medical technology that’s amazing, after all. I enjoy every single day I live and I am very, very thankful.”
Being Chairman of The Trussell Trust and founder of FSCI, Chris is raising money for both of these charities. He said: “These organisations do amazing things and have a great impact. They are all about helping disadvantaged people get back on track; they are creating opportunity and helping people to access a door that leads to a fuller life. We have a very important story to tell and I’m longing to reach out to thousands more people and spur them into action, as together, we can make a difference!”
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Help Chris raise funds for The Trussell Trust and FSCI.
Read his story in full
Find out why Chris is running the Medtronic 10 mile run.
“Taking part in the Medtronic Twin Cities 10 mile run as a Global Hero is a wonderful way to mark the fact that life is now firmly back on track. I hope it will encourage people struggling with setbacks in life never to give up and highlight how, with a little adjustment, life really can be enjoyed again in full!”
Chairman, Chris Mould