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OUTRUNNING OBESITY

ROB KEMP MEETS FIVE GUYS WHO’VE HAVE BUCKED THE OBESITY TREND TO LOSE ALMOST 50 STONE IN WEIGHT IN ORDER TO IMPROVE THEIR HEALTH, REKINDLE FAMILY LIFE, TAKE ON NEW CHALLENGES AND EVEN BECOME ULTRARUNNERS…
NOW 12½ST
BEFORE 23ST

Martin Kelly, 42, Edinburgh Was: 23st (146kg) Now: 12½st (79kg) Motivation: To run a charity race

“My work took me away from my wife Vicky and my two daughters for long periods and I found it affected my health, too. I’d been diagnosed with diabetes. My weight peaked at 23st because I’d been eating rubbish and not exercising. “I took an opportunity to change my approach to work and life. I started jogging and eating better but I lacked motivation to do it consistently. Then I saw an advert for an adventure race. I said to Vicky that I’d love to be able to do something like that. And then she hit me with; ‘Just do it then. Stop wishing and get on with it.’

“I chose a charity to give me a ‘no way of backing out’motivation and set myself a target of raising £2012 from three events; a five-mile run in the Scottish Borders, the Edinburgh Half Marathon and, finally, Scotland Coast-to-Coast (105 miles by foot, bike and kayak).

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We once did a survey about people’s entry points to running. By far and away the most popular reason for men starting running was to lose weight. Sometimes this was due to doctor’s orders, others wanting to keep up with their children. Most often it was epiphany moment – a picture at a wedding of a self they didn’t recognise or a chance glimpse in a mirror of the person they’d unknowingly become. Running became their saviour, their weight loss fuelled by their love of a sport they never knew they’d enjoy. is decision was a life-changer and these people shared their stories with us month after month. is special edition celebrates these men and their running journeys. It’s touching, inspiring and we hope in uences others to start their own journeys.