Lazy Girl Running podcast

Former couch potato, Laura fountain, talks all things running, from 5k to ultra marathons.

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Former couch potato, Laura Fountain, talks all things running from 5k to marathons and beyond.
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2019-05-03 11:57
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2018-06-17 21:19
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Episode 32: Nicola Miller, A Mile In Her Shoes

I speak to Nicola Miller, founder of A Mile In Her Shoes, an organisation helping women facing homelessness issues to start running. We also hear reviews of Edinburgh Marathon and Liverpool Rock and Roll Marathon.
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Rhaou Allerhand: writing about running

Journalist and Editor, Rhalou Allerhand, has completed the treble of working at Women's Running, The Running Bug and Runners' World. I speak to her about her early career as a journalist, running and whether she's run out of things to say about it.   W...
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Tracy Isaacs, fit feminist

I speak to co-author of 'Fit at Mid-Life: A Feminist Fitness Journey', Tracy Isaacs about all things fitness and feminism. We discuss body image, why women are pushed towards certain types of exercise and why diets are rubbish. We also hear reviews of ...
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Running buggy entrepreneur

I speak to Wendy Rumble, the founder of about following her passion and her instinct and setting up her own business. She also gives me some tips on running with a buggy. Also in this episode is a review of London Marathon.    
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Amy Abrahams and fitness social media

Does social media make you feel good or bad about yourself? Amy Abrahams joins me to talk about what fitness looks like on Instagram and how to keep it real. We also hear a review of Manchester Marathon and I answer a question from a runner who wants t...
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Moire O'Sullivan

Moire O'Sullivan is a multiple Mountain Running and Adventure Racing Champion. She's also the mum of two. She talks to me about juggling the two.
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Jackie Scully

I speak to Jackie Scully who started running while having treatment for cancer. She went on to run the London Marathon twice, getting married in the morning before the start on her second time. I also answer a training question about getting a 5k PB an...
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Ultra runner Susie Chan

In this episode, I speak to ultra runner Susie Chan, we hear a review of Wokingham half marathon and I answer the question, how long does it take to train for a marathon.

Episode 24: Dr Juliet McGrattan

I speak to Juliet about women's health and running; answer training questions I've been sent and my friend Josie reviews the CRUK Winter Run 10k.

Episode 23: Ellen Crombie - Teen Runner

The message we get in the media is that teenagers aren't doing enough exercise and spending too much time on their phones. But not all teenagers are inactive. I speak to Ellen, a 16-year-old runner to ask why she likes running, how we could get more of...

Episode 22: Louise Green, Big Fit Girl

I chat to Louise Green, plus-size athlete and personal trainer, about her book Big Fit Girl and how the fitness industry is failing the needs of plus-size women.

Episode 21: Nicky Spinks

I chat to Nicky Spinks who, last year, became the fastest person to run a Double Bob Graham Round. Nicky (49) marked the 10 year anniversary of her breast cancer diagnosis by running the 132-mile Lake District route, which included around 54,000ft of a...

Episode 20: Cross Country

I follow my friend Josie to her first cross country race and kindly stick a microphone in her face as soon as she finishes.

Episode 19: Running and incontinence

A few weeks ago I spent the morning with a group of women who are speaking up about their incontinence in the hope that other who are experiencing it will feel less ashamed of their symptoms and seek help. The event was put on Depend and I want to than...

Episode 18: Running and pregnancy

A few weeks ago I took a walk round Wimbledon Common with Kate Lewis and her son Bertie. While Bertie slept, Kate and I talked about running during and after pregnancy. She shared her experience of running through her two pregnancies and returning to r...

Episode 17: What's your problem?

My friend Liz Goodchild and I respond to your running problems. We tackle three questions on mother guilt during marathon training, missing motivation and returning to training after illness. We got more questions than we were able to answer in one pod...

Episode 16: Run buddies

I speak to Marina Ranger who is about to run across Holland with her running buddy, and then catch up with a few of my run buddies in the pub where we chat about the good and bad of running with other people.

Episode 15: Making training happen - Cathy

I speak to my friend Cathy Drew who is in the middle of training for an iron-distance triathlon. Hard enough but add in travelling to Asia for work a lot and it's a logistical challenge. Whatever you're training for, Cathy discusses how she makes sure ...

Episode 14: Yoga with Erin

Welcome back! In this episode I go for a walk with Erin of Jasyoga to talk yoga for runners, being a new mum who runs and about her new book.

Episode 13: Goal getters

As we approach the end of 2015, I speak to my friend Liz Goodchild about New Year's resolutions.  What's good about them? When do we put stuff off until January and want do we do if we want to make big changes in our lives next year? Liz has the answer...

Episode 12: My first marathon

Runners Josie, Autumn, Alex and Mark all share their experience of the first time they ran a marathon, the highs and lows of training and their advice for anyone wanting to run 26.2 miles next year.

Episode 11: Ultra women

I meet up with Cat Simpson after her first 100 mile race to talk about the highs and lows of her ultra experiences so far and chat with Laura Stewart after her first ever ultra marathon.   More about Cat... More about Laura... ht...

Episode 10 - Be more Elise

I talk to Elise Downing who is off to run the coast of Britain, and then catch up with my friend Liz Goodchild to discuss taking on big challenges. More on Elise More on  

Episode 9: The Swim Run

Me and Katie run 16 miles across London stopping for a dip in three ponds on the way.

Episode 8: Iron people


Episode 7: London Marathon


Episode 6: The Underround

My good friend Katie King takes on the Underround challenge devised by Rory Coleman which involves running a marathon while visiting 42 London Underground stations.

Episode 5: Liz Miele

Today I went for a run with American comedian Liz Miele. She's run 12 marathons, so I invited her to come for a run with me through East London. You can hear some of Liz's stand-up if you catch one of her gigs while she's touring the UK, or in iTunes a...

Episode 4: Hitting the trails

I meet adventurer Anna McNuff to go for a run and chat about her upcoming challenge to run the length of New Zealand via trail. You can follow Anna's challenge on Twitter and via her Facebook page. In the second part of this podcast I finish the year o...

Episode 3: Beer running

The link between beer and running goes back a long way. I invited a few friends to go on a beer run through some of my favourite pubs in London to discuss the bond between beer and running. Rick Pearson from Men's Running tells me about his recent beer...

Episode 2: Dublin Marathon

After a cancelled ferry, some panicked phonecalls to the race HQ and a few favours called in to pick up our bibs, we finally made it across a stormy Irish Sea and to the start line of our second marathon in one weekend. Here's how it went.

Episode 1: Snowdonia Marathon

Along with a few friends, I head to Snowdonia for the toughtest road marathon in the UK. It's the first of two marathons I'll attempt to run in one weekend.