Create a world of opportunity - BBC Radio 4

The work of The Cambodia Trust opens a whole new world of opportunities for people with disabilities; Opportunities for education and employment, and opportunities to participate in the life of the community. Even more than that, our work restores dignity and hope to people who are often rejected by society.

Listen to our BBC Lifeline Appeal to hear Vandeth’s story of how The Cambodia Trust opened doors of opportunity to him. Find out more about our work and follow Vandeth’s story at

The Lifeline Appeal is written by wordsmith extraordinaire Huw Spanner and presented by Chris Moon - motivational speaker and double amputee ultra-marathon runner.




You can now listen to Chris on BBC Radio 4 appearance here -

Fear is my Friend

When we face up to difficult issues in our life and do something about them they stop being so difficult...The difficult issue I face at the moment is an element of fear tingling away at the back of my mind. is exactly what it says on the tin 'the world's toughest footrace' I'll be there soon. It's not the thought of 135 miles through the hottest place on earth at the hottest time of year against some of the world's toughest Ultra athletes, or the pain from blisters on my stump or the thought of projectile vomiting again that fills me with fear. It is the thought that I might not do as well as last year and I could fail which haunts me.

I've had a few injury problems and I'm behind on my training, but when I face up to it and use it rather than lose it the fear becomes my friend because it drives me to get off my backside and train. So on that note I'm off to do something about it and I feel better already. Use it don't lose it.

Please enjoy the highlights from the 2012 race it's great

How Mentally Tough Are You?

Several people have asked me about this article during the week, always nice to get a mention. Thanks Mike Peake.

World's Toughest Foot Race......Chris Moon Running No. 11....

After months of training, I'm only days away from the start line. Can't wait. With an improved artificial leg, fitness and my American support crew I am looking to take at least 10 hours off my last race time of 53 hours.



The 2012 AdventureCORPS Badwater Ultramarathon kicks off at 600am, Monday, July 16 with 98 runners of 18 nationalities and from 19 American states running 135 miles from the bottom of Death Valley (Badwater) to Whitney Portal, the end of the road on the tallest mountain in the Lower 48, Mount Whitney. This event is recognized world-wide as "the world's toughest foot race."
The full pre-race press release may be read here:


I will be raising funds for several charities and in particular one I am patron of - O2E (Ordinary2Extraordinary) which is about ordinary people doing extraordinary things & raising money to help disabled and disadvantaged children. If you would like to support o2e then please click

Credit to AdventureCorps for the above image.