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Digital Subscriptions > Men's Running > June 2019 > “ON SUNDAY I RAN FIVE MILES – TWO YEARS AGO, WITH MY WEIGHT AND LIFESTYLE, I COULD HARDLY RUN 50 METRES”

“ON SUNDAY I RAN FIVE MILES – TWO YEARS AGO, WITH MY WEIGHT AND LIFESTYLE, I COULD HARDLY RUN 50 METRES”

WHEN A ROUTINE MEDICAL REVEALED BAD NEWS FOR ROWLAND PHILLIPS, HE TOOK TO THE STREETS TO RUN HIS WAY BACK TO BETTER HEALTH

I wasn’t in the best of health and a consultation with a specialist revealed my body was warning me to change my ways,”explains Rowland, 61, originally from Liverpool, now living in Middlesex.

“When you get bad news about your health immediately your thoughts turn to your loved ones. I was upset, thinking of my family and friends – particularly my late dad and my two sons. The one person I hadn’t been thinking about all that time was myself.”

Rowland wasn’t your typical ‘couch potato’, though. A keen footballer all his life, he was still playing regularly in his 50s, as well as taking part in the occasional run for charity.

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About Men's Running

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.