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Shauna Reid

Welcome, weary traveller! I'm Shauna Reid, an Australian writer who moved to Scotland thirteen years ago in pursuit of adventure.

Up & Running

Up & Running 5K Course starts Monday

15 Apr 2016

Up & RunningA quick shoutout: we have an Up & Running 5K course starting on Monday! We’re running it as a live group again, as opposed to self-study, so you’d be part of a great global group of women all starting at the same time. The 8-week course gets you ready to complete a 5K. Julia is a brilliant running coach, and I am a devoted cheerleader! So if you’d like support to get running, we have 3 spots leftYou can find out more here if you fancy! Update: all spots taken now.

Amsterplanning

22 Feb 2016

Amsterdam is the best Euro Weekend Destination from Scotland, I reckon. There’s other cities you can fly to in the same amount of time, but Amsterdam is the perfect blend of Different Enough From Home and Non-Painful Journey From The Airport. It also brings that miraculous feeling of childhood day trips to Orange – you travel Read More

Remembering Clare

23 Sep 2015

Two weeks ago my friend Clare passed away and I miss her so much. She was a beloved member of the Up & Running community and a huge part of the last four-and-a-bit years, sharing many globetrotting adventures and thousands of forum words with us. I’ve been writing down fragments of memories, to make sure I get down all the Read More

Up & Running March 5K winners

26 Feb 2015

Thanks for all your four-legged giveaway comments!

If you missed out but would like to join our only live 5K Course for 2015, you can use the code MARCH2015 at checkout for 20% off until the course starts on Monday 9 March.

This discount can also be used on our other self-paced courses – 10K, Half Marathon and the Up & Moving walking course.

Here are the lucky winners as decided by the Random Number Generator:

  • Cazz – who loves mysterious wild wolves
  • Desiree – adores an elephant
  • Clementine – is an alpaca fan
  • Meg J – is on Team Cat
  • Nicole – loves orcas and also Brutus, her Dogue de Bordeaux.
  • Eloise – is also on Team Cat but is a recent convert to Team Monkey!

I’ve emailed you with the details so please get in touch ASAP to claim your prize. Thanks again for taking part, folks!

All aboard for the Up & Running 5K

Win a spot on the March Up & Running 5k course

16 Feb 2015

Giveaway time! This is the first and only time I’ll don the Up & Running 5K Course pimp hat this year. The March 5K is the one live course we’re running in 2015*, as we need to clear space for the epic task of creating a new Marathon course. The course starts on Monday 9 March and goes for eight weeks. Here’s what you get… an eight week training Read More

Enjoy the process

08 Jan 2015

It’s Publication Day for our Up & Running book! Why a pic of Julia Jones in a tub? Well, when Dietgirl came out I didn’t properly enjoy P-Day. I felt scared, fraudulent and undeserving. Back then I still believed if I dared celebrate something I’d be immediately struck down for being so indulgent (see also: iPhone laundering incident). But now I appreciate that life is Read More

Up & Running September winners

03 Sep 2014

Thanks for all your giveaway comments! If you missed out but would like to join us next week, you can use the code TEATIME at checkout for 20% off until Monday. This discount also applies to Up & Moving, which is a great course for beginners and walkers (I finally finished my redo of the course… the six weeks took over two months, eep!).

Here are the lucky winners as decided by the Random Number Generator:

  • Maike – who would serve plum tart for Adele
  • Vera – would whip up her lemon ricotta blueberry cheesecake for Hugh Jackman
  • Siv – who would bring back her dad for tea
  • M – would invite Emma Thompson
  • Roisin – will be serving apple fritters and gingerbread biscuits to a revived and reassembled Anne Boleyn
  • Noreen – would like a tea party with Robert Downey Jr and “chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate”. I’d gatecrash that one Noreen, but I think you guys would rather be alone!

Congratulations, folks… will look forward to chatting on the Forum over the coming weeks! I’ve emailed you with the details so please get in touch ASAP to claim your prize.

All aboard for the Up & Running 5K

Win a spot on the September Up & Running 5k or 10k course

25 Aug 2014

Following on from the Robert Plant post, who would you invite round for tea? Yep, it’s nosy question time again! We’ve just opened up registration for the final Up & Running courses for 2014, thus I’m making my last attempt to lure you into our international running club. The 5K Beginners Course starts on Monday 8 September and the 10K Course starts on Thursday 11 September, each going for Read More

Up & Running June winners + a consolation discount

04 Jun 2014

Thanks for all your giveaway comments! If you missed out but would like to join us next week, you can use the code RIPWALLY at checkout for a nifty 20% off until Monday. This discount also applies to Up & Moving, the perfect course if you’re new tof fitness or getting back in shape. You can kick my butt while you’re there (I’m on Week 2!).

Here are the lucky winners as declared by the Random Number Generator:

  • Puja
  • Amy
  • Andrea P
  • Rachel
  • Judy
  • Eva

Congratulations, folks – I’ve emailed you with the details. Please get in touch ASAP to claim your prize.

All aboard for the Up & Running 5K

 

Intermission… giveaway time!

30 May 2014

UPDATE: Apologies to those who tried to comment earlier when I had comments disabled for this post. Derr Shauna! Thank you for the kind comments on the shark posts. It’s been good to let it all out! With all the melanoma wafflings, I nearly forgot to do my Summer Up & Running giveaway and the courses start in just over Read More

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