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Digital Subscriptions > Men's Running > June 2019 > “THE MORE I ENJOYED IT, THE MORE WEIGHT I LOST”

“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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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.