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

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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 plan to get you 5k race ready, designed to gradually increase your strength and fitness while avoiding injury
  • a daily blog chock full of support materials, like running techniques, drills, videos and inspiring videos
  • unlimited support from expert coach Julia Jones, for all your running questions
  • access to our private community forum so you can cheer/moan every step in a safe, friendly environment.

I’m giving away five free places. All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post and answer the following question:

What is your favourite four-legged creature and why?

(I got this question by googling “best random questions”. Hehe.)

  • Entries close 11PM GMT on Wednesday 25 February.
  • There will be five winners and each win a place on the Spring 5K Course.
  • The winner can gift the prize to a friend if desired.
  • Winners will be randomly selected.
  • Winners can be from anywhere in the world. Previous winners are eligible to enter again. Remember the course is for women only.
  • * self-paced versions of all courses still available!

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About Shauna Reid

Ahoy there! I’m an author, copywriter and old school blogger. I love telling stories about life and helping my clients to tell theirs. Find out more about me and how we can work together.


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

  1. Stunning originality in this answer but it would have to be cats. I’ve had at least one since I was mumble and I’m now mumblemumble and they’ve brought me so much joy. I enjoy their many lessons for life – trip over on the pavement? Totally meant to do that. Tired of something that is happening? Viciously attack it with teeth (and nails if not currently shredded) and walk off. Tired? There is no better time or place for a nap….zzzzzzzz. Someone not paying you enough attention? Sit on the object that is distracting them! and so on – practically a solution for every situation, really.

  2. Best four – legged animal has to be the Esquilax from The Simpsons because it’s a horse with the head of a rabbit and the body of a rabbit.

  3. Giant Pandas. Ever since I was little. Not very agile but so cuddly and comforting. And very fashionable. Black & white goes with anything ;).

  4. Being vegan, I love all of my animal friends! I do have a soft spot for pigs though. Amazingly intelligent, super cute and cuddly, and brilliant personalities; not to mention those tails! Cows come in a very close second. Those big, beautiful brown eyes with those long lashes melt my heart every time! Precious!

  5. I’m not entering the contest, but I wanted to comment put in a plug for Up & Running. I entered the contest in the fall, and didn’t win, and decided to do the 5K course anyway – and it was one of the best things that I’ve done for myself in a long time.

  6. My favorite 4 legged animal is my dog Maggie. She is a zuchon or teddy bear (bichon/shitzu mix) who keeps me smiling. Next to Maggie it would be a hippo because that has become the favorite animal of my nephew and myself – because “We Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” – no crocodiles or rhinoceroses….

  7. My favorite 4 legged animal—dogs! They love you no matter what, if you stink, if you’re sad, if you’re eating a snack on the couch, no matter what. But it’s hard to choose. So many cute critters! Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. I love bison. There were some in a pen in the park we would drive through on the way to school when I was little and I have always thought they were so cute. Big but cute!

  9. Not entering, just sharing. My geriatric cat and your neighbor cat, who is my cat’s youthful doppelgänger. I am a previous winner and I cannot recommend the course enough.

  10. My Dogue de Bordeaux Brutus. I love his little squishy face!

    My other love is Orca’s! I know they aren’t fluffy, but I absolutely adore them.

  11. I adore the elephant – the big body and the little tail. They’re loyal and dedicated to their families. Thanks for the chance!

  12. Horses. How can I explain? I can’t. They’re gentle and hardworking. But it’s more than that? I guess it’s because I love to ride.

  13. I would say wolves. they are wild, mysterious and capable or living unknown in the countryside. But they were domesticated and eventually became chihuahuas!

  14. Alpacas. All awkward necks and legs and weird hair tufts. They’re the emo kids of the animal world. Plus you can knit with them, and they only poo in one place. All-round awesomeness!

  15. I had my mind set on cat, since I’ve always cohabited with at least a couple of them (I wouldn’t feel comfortable saying I own them, to be honest it feels more like being tolerated around them to serve as a food dispenser and bed warmer), but I’m in India right know, and have grown a fondness for monkeys, (don’t get me started on elephants, though), especially the ones that live around the house and have found a milion different ways to steel food. So monkeys it is, definitely!

  16. My favourite four-legged animal is a cat. Who needs an alarm clock when you have a Pixie waking you up for her breakfast?

  17. My absolute favorite four-legged animal is our year-old Newfoundland, Fang. He’s 150lbs but still has puppy brain. I need to get in shape and build up my endurance just to walk him!

  18. I have to say dogs, as cliche, as it may be. Years ago we adopted “Mac” a stray dog from a rescue organization. One day when Mac was still fairly new to the family, my three young children were being particularly challenging. In an effort to show then what their behavior looked like to me, I threw myself down on the ground and started kicking my legs, flailing my arms and screaming like a lunatic. As my children stood by, slack-jawed and stunned, that rescue dog jumped up and laid quietly on top of me. I swear to this day that Mac thought I was having a seizure and was trying to protect me.

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