Laura’s foun­tain of knowl­edge for as­pir­ing runnners

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Stage - Byjohn Baker 01733 588726 john. baker@ pe­ter­bor­oughto­day. co. uk

APeter­bor­ough au­thor who ‘ couldn’t run 400 me­tres’ when she started train­ing has com­pleted five mara- thons.

Laura Foun­tain now wants to pass on her tips to other wannabe- run­ners through new book ‘ The Lazy Run­ner - how I got off the sofa and ran a sub- 4 marathon.’

The book starts from the view­point of some­one self­de­scribed as ‘ un­fit, clue­less about run­ning and in­cred­i­bly lazy’.

Mov­ing on to com­plete her first marathon, she then chis­elled sec­onds off to even­tu­ally crack the magic four- hour mark.

And as she pro­gressed she learned how to mo­ti­vate her­self, how to choose which races to take on, and how to make run­ning en­joy­able

It also of­fers prac­ti­cal in­for­ma­tion on how to choose the right kit and what to do on race day, as well as some of the more em­bar­rass­ing ques­tions - like when will it get eas­ier? And what hap­pens if I need the toi­let?

Laura, who is now a Eng­land Ath­let­ics qual­i­fied run leader, added: “Much of the book is set in Peter­bor­ough - from my school days to tak­ing part in the Great East­ern Run.”

Laura is also a jour­nal­ist and ed­i­tor work­ing in women’s mag­a­zines whose work has ap­peared in the Guardian.

She is a reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor for Run­ning Free Mag­a­zine, and her pop­u­lar Lazy Girl blog was short­listed for Cos­mopoli­tan’s an­nual blog awards.

The Lazy Run­ner ( ISBN- 13: 978- 1- 909178- 42- 7) is pub­lished by Pitch Pub­lish­ing Ltd, and costs £ 4.99 from Ama­zon ( Kin­dle ver­sion also avail­able).

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