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“THE MORE I ENJOYED IT, THE MORE WEIGHT I LOST”

TOM WAKE, 31, A WEB DEVELOPER FROM KESGRAVE IN SUFFOLK, SET OUT TO LOSE A BIT OF STUDENT FLAB – LITTLE DID HE KNOW HE’D BECOME AN ULTRARUNNER IN THE PROCESS…

After a few years at university – during which I rarely exercised, drank too much beer and had a poor diet – I’d see photos of myself on social media and realise I wasn’t happy with what I was seeing.”

Like many young men who suddenly find themselves in Tom’s situation, a picture is often the catalyst for change. “My weight gain had been gradual so I didn’t really notice it until I saw a picture of myself that I hardly recognised. I decided to do something about it, so I decided to grab my trainers (just a pair of casual tennis shoes at the time) and went out for a run.“

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