Ian Strides Out for Charity

29 November 2016

It may not have been Chariots of Fire but caring Ian Gould was our local hero when he took on Saturday’s Chasewater 10k Challenge.

The First Choice Group parts-centre operative joined more than 800 others running in the annual event and proceeded to raise over £300 for Diabetes UK.   

Ian, who is a diabetic himself, is now planning to put the experience to good use by running in the Stafford Half-Marathon next March!

“I feel extremely happy to have completed the challenge, I wanted to run it in under an hour and crossed the finishing line on 59 minutes and 46 seconds,” he said.

“It’s been overwhelming how generous people have been in supporting me for this good cause.”

Ian ran the 6.2-miles of Saturday’s challenge to raise awareness of the work being done by Diabetes UK in researching one of the nation’s deadliest health conditions.

“Living with diabetes changes your life, forever,” he said.

“I hope the money I was able to raise can support the work Diabetes UK does and help to, one day, find a cure for the condition.”

Published : 29 November 2016 09:10