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WEIGHT-LOSS HERO

WHEN A BLOOD PRESSURE TEST PUT LIFE INTO PERSPECTIVE FOR MORBIDLY OBESE TOM BURGESS, THE 36-YEAR-OLD FROM BICESTER DONNED A PAIR OF TRAINERS AND GOT INTO MARATHON-CONQUERING SHAPE

In February 2016 a regular check-up with a new GP became a life-changing event for management consultant Tom Burgess. “I was asked to do a medical which included the usual weight, height, BMI, blood and blood pressure tests. I stepped on the scales and registered 23 stone (146kg). I knew what it would be, but that didn’t stop me feeling demoralised. When the nurse had to look for a larger cuff to wrap around my arm for the blood pressure check it just made matters worse.”

If the embarrassment of Tom’s weight wasn’t bad enough, what followed really hit him hard. “I noticed the nurse take three readings. After each one her face became more and more concerned. She then asked if I was experiencing headaches, shortness of breath and dizziness, to which I stated that I wasn’t.

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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.