Rory took part in our Greenwich 5k back in August after having only started running earlier this year. He has lost 5 stone in the process, and ran a fantastic time of 24:16.
Name: Rory MacCann
Favourite Distance: 5k and 10k
Favourite running shoe: Asics
Favourite running gear: Nike
I got into running after my dad got cancer and once he got the all clear it woke me up to improve my fitness and health. Signing up for runs gave me a goal and the focus to stick with a regime.
My favourite thing about coming to running events is the excitement and adrenalin rush with all the other runners and you can see how you do against other runners. There is great satisfaction competing and completing the race.
My advice to someone starting running is enjoy it. You get what you put it and the hard work is worth it. Nothing comes easy and do not give up as the results will come, I started off in March nearly 21 stone and have dropped over 5 stone.
My target is to run a 10K race in December.