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Shauna Reid

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

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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

Barcelona, smoke and whisky

25/Mar/2014

Last week I was in Barcelona for an Up & Running workathon with Julia. As always Gareth sniffed, “Away on your holidays again, eh?” but right now we have a big project with a short deadline. When your business partner lives in Italy, no matter how brilliant Skype and Google Docs are, you need proper Read More

Up & Running March winners

06/Mar/2014

Before I get to the winners, would you get a load of our swanky brand new video? It explains in one minute flat, what Up & Running is all about. I can never quite capture the goodness in words, but the video really brings it together. Sniff sniff.

Thanks for all your giveaway comments. Not only were they excellent answers but I’ve got great fodder for the Netflix queue!

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

  • Penelope – wants to go to Washington with the West Wing folks
  • Julie Earnshaw – “Bon Temps, Louisiana – because I’ve never seen a chubby vampire yet, and I’m certainly up for some shape shifting!”
  • Marion – is also a True Blood fan, and is going to have her way with Eric!
  • Lindsay – will be solving cases in the sun on CSI Miami.
  • Anna May – is off to Nashville to be an amazing country singer and “life would be fairly CountryTastic”
  • Angie – is off to Sunnydale. Buffy forever!

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

If you missed out this time, there’s still time to tag along – courses start next week!

More of our fab emoticons by saralando.com

Up & Moving – a new course for beginners + giveaway!

28/Feb/2014

It’s been a good six months since I’ve put my fuschia pink pimp hat on, but with Spring cranking up it’s time to talk Up & Running! This week we launched Up & Moving, the course I’ve been busting to create since we started U&R three years ago. We’ve had so many requests for a step Read More

Up & Running September winners

29/Aug/2013

More of our fab emoticons by saralando.com

Look out! Aliens! Grab your Apple devices and run for your life!

Thanks for all your comments on the Up & Running giveaway. I always look forward to making up the giveaway question because your answers are so random and hilarious. Also, if the aliens come they better not cut off the wifi or we’re all screwed!

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

  • Jess – her hamster, secret stash of Pop Tarts and her iPad
  • Kari – heart rate monitor, iPhone, and her pajama bottoms.
  • Linda J – “I know he’s not a possession but I wouldn’t leave my son to the alien invasion :) and I’d grab my handbag en route…”
  • Rhi – “peanut butter (for energy. Delicious energy), lip balm (it’s my life force) and Game of Thrones book”
  • Vicky – sunglasses, sunscreen and iPhone full of tunes, especially Eagles!
  • Áine – her MAC concealer, the bronze camels her Aunt gave her (COOL!) and her diary – “as himself used to say ‘HOW could you have that many feelings?’”
  • Hazel – her cats, her phone, and her Mum!

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

If you missed out this time, there’s still time to joooinnn uuuuss – courses start next week!

Back soon, once I surface from this pile of moving boxes. Bonus question for you! Should Gareth keep the box of cassettes that he keeps hauling round from home to home despite not having owned a tape deck for years?!

More of our fab emoticons by saralando.com

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

23/Aug/2013

In just over a week our last Up & Running courses for 2013 will begin, so this my last attempt to tempt you to join our lovely, kickarse international running club! Our 5K Beginners Course starts on Monday 2 September and the 10K Course starts on Thursday 5 September, each going for eight weeks. Here’s what’s in store… an eight week training plan, Read More

Up & Running Summer winners

06/Jun/2013

World's best emoticons, designed by saralando.com

Anyone else busting for a holiday after all those Up & Running giveaway comments? Here are the lucky winners are declared by the Random Number Generator:

  • Georgia‘s round-the-world romp would include Spain, Germany, Holland, France, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam, Vanuatu, and New York.
  • Sarah‘s tour would start in Denmark so she and her similarly Lego obsessed child can get their fix.
  • Emmaline would do “an international (mostly European) tour de la famille”.
  • Nicole is going country downhill skiing with friends and family in British Columbia with and evenings in a cosy lodge with Jamie Oliver as her personal chef and cooking teacher.
  • Beth would head home to Australia and do all the wonderful Aussie things she’s never done – Uluru, Broome, Margaret River…

Thanks everyone who entered and congratulations to the winners – I’ve emailed you with the details. Please get in touch ASAP to claim your prize!

Missed out this time round? There’s still time to join in – the courses start next week! Come along and join the club, it’s a hoot, I promise! For both the running and Sara’s brilliant emoticons!

World's best emoticons, designed by saralando.com

 

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