A sports science graduate, sports marketeer and life long runner, TMR founder Mel Bound has worked - and run - all over the world.
In 2011, though, Mel’s life took a difficult turn when following a number of miscarriages, she suffered an injury which led to major spinal surgery. As a Mum of two young children, over the next couple of years she struggled to adjust - to grief, to depression, to life as a new Mum, to months of rehab - and the feeling that she may never be active again.
In 2014 a desperate post on Facebook looking for a local running buddy, led to 75 Mums turning up to a local park in Bristol to meet Mel.
This was Mel’s light bulb moment - lots of Mums were struggling with the same things as her! Armed with a deep empathy for how it feels to be long term inactive, but with the knowledge of the joy it could bring, six months later Mel quit her job - and This Mum Runs was born.