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Digital Subscriptions > > “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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