Lazy Girl Running podcast

Former couch potato, Laura Fountain, talks all things running from 5k to marathons and beyond.
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Jun 17, 2018

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.

Jun 3, 2018

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.


We also hear race reviews of the London 10 Mile race and the Hackney Half Marathon. As well as some news about the Royal Parks Half.

May 13, 2018

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 the Swimathon and the Three Forts Ultramarathon.

Apr 29, 2018

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.



Apr 15, 2018

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 to know what to do next after their first marathon.

Apr 1, 2018

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.

Mar 18, 2018

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 and we have a review of the Brighton Half Marathon.

Mar 4, 2018

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.

Feb 19, 2018

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.

Apr 5, 2017

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 her peers active and what her very big plans for the future are.

Mar 18, 2017

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.

Jan 26, 2017

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 ascent, in a time of 45 hours and 30 minutes. Wow!

Jan 17, 2017

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

Nov 24, 2016

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 thank them for introducing me to Nadia and Lorraine. Both Nadia and Lorraine talked to me about their experiences for this podcast.

Sep 16, 2016

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 running after birth.

If you're pregnant or have recently given birth, please speak to your own doctor about what exercise is right for you.

Aug 17, 2016

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 podcast, but we picked three that we hope will resonate most with other people. I hope you find them useful.

Jul 12, 2016

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.

Jun 3, 2016

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 her training doesn't get derailed by life, work or anything else.

May 20, 2016

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.

Dec 30, 2015

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 answers. You can find her at

Nov 22, 2015

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.

Nov 1, 2015

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.


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Oct 20, 2015

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.

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Aug 22, 2015

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

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