Running Groups 2017-08-14T11:50:42+00:00

Beginners’ running groups
North London

After five years of helping people start and improve their running, I’ll be taking the winter off this year, so the next groups won’t start until Spring 2018.

If you haven’t already, you can sign up to my mailing list at the bottom of this page so that you’ll know as soon as the running groups are starting again.
And if you want to get cracking straight away, I have a 0-5k guide which is based on the training we do in the beginners group, and a 10k training guide.  Obviously these aren’t the same as the group environment but they should help.

Taking you from 0 to 5k and beyond

  • 0-5k beginners’ group
  • 5k+ improvers’ group
  • Finsbury Park and Hampstead Heath

Like the idea of running but find it all a bit, well, painful? It doesn’t have to be. It can be fun and it can be something you can do. Even if you struggle running for the tube, I’ll help you run 5k and more.

Running is more fun if you do it with other people. People who don’t care if you’re sweaty and red-faced or how slow you’re going. Because they’re just the same as you.

We’ll run together as a group and gradually build up our distance week after week. If you want to start running, and more importantly, start enjoying running – join us.

Runs are led by me Laura Fountain aka ‘Lazy Girl Running’. I’m a UK Athletics qualified running coach and Level 3 Personal Trainer. I love running and have run 14 marathons, but just a few years ago I couldn’t even run 400 meters.

I have friendly, women-only 0-5k groups for complete beginners and a Improvers groups for those who want to run a bit further and work on getting faster.


I’ve really, really enjoyed the running group – I’ve never been able to run for as long in one go before and I’m going to look into a half marathon at some point in the next 12 months (although I might give a 10k a go first!). It’s been an ambition of mine for years to be able to manage more than a few minutes (which I’ve never managed before).
Completing the course has been a huge achievement for me and has had a big psychological impact – I now feel that if I apply the same determination and consistency to other things I find hard, I will overcome the hurdle and get there! I really wish I had taken on the challenge of running 20 years ago when I was walking round the school cross country route after managing only a few minutes of running with a stitch!
Thank you for all your encouragement  – would never have done it without you. Have tried to get started on my own before several times and always failed!

Upcoming groups

If you’d like to find out more or sign-up for either running group, just pop your details in the box below and I’ll be in touch.