Laura’s fountain of knowledge for aspiring runnners
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).