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“THE RUNNING IS A FORM OF THERAPY – GIVING ME TIME TO THINK AND MANAGE THE PACE OF LIFE”

DIAGNOSED AS MORBIDLY OBESE AND WARNED THAT HIS WEIGHT MEANT HE WAS IN ‘BIG TROUBLE’, DAN MULLIN, A 43-YEAR-OLD FATHER OF TWO FROM MANCHESTER, HAS TRANSFORMED HIS LIFE – WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM A RUNNING COACH

WEIGHT-LOSS HERO

WEIGHT AT HEAVIEST: 140 KG

WEIGHT NOW: 90 KG

“There’s a history of obesity that has overshadowed my family since my father collapsed and died when he was just 44 years old. I’m almost that age now and for many years have had to combat issues around my weight”, explains Dan, a professional musician with the BBC Concert Orchestra. “I’d piled on the pounds in my teens, following the death of my father, but 10 years ago I was making efforts to lose weight through running and selfhelp books. I took part in stacks of races around London, where I was living at the time, and met a coach called Rory Coleman.” [Featured in the September issue.]

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Find your form with the January issue of Men’s Running. Much of our sport’s appeal is in its simplicity: stick on a pair of trainers and you’re good to go. If you’re serious about improving, however, it pays to tweak your technique. This issue is all about helping you do just that: from efficiency-improving tips from a world-renowned running specialist, to a firsthand look at a revolutionary new form of gait analysis. We’ve also got exclusive reviews of the latest stability shoe and top-to-toe kit suggestions for winter running, as well as the usual training advice, race reports, and nutrition know-how to help you run stronger than ever.