Competition : Win a copy of The Lazy Runner by Laura Fountain

To celebrate reaching seven days of the Zero Calorie Advent Calendar we’ve decided its time for another competition!

Laura Fountain - who writes Lazy Girl Running - has very generously given us a copy of her eBook The Lazy Runner to give away to one lucky winner.



The Lazy Runner follows Laura Fountain from starting out as a novice runner – unfit, clueless about running, and incredibly lazy – to finishing her first marathon, and beyond. At first unable to run 400 metres without stopping, Laura has now completed five marathons, the most recent in under four hours. Along the way, Laura learns countless lessons about running, most of them the hard way. But most importantly this self-confessed couch potato learns to love running. As well as offering inspiration and motivation to get out there and run, her book offers tips on how to make running easier and more enjoyable. Offering practical information on buying the right kit, choosing the best race and what to do on race day, it also tackles the important running questions you might be embarrassed to ask – like when will it get easier? And what happens if I need the toilet?

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is tweet the second half of this sentence to @ZeroCalAdvent and @LazyGirlRunning

“I need a copy of The Lazy Runner because … “

Good luck!


The competition will run from 11am GMT on 7th December 2013 and close at 11am GMT on 14th December 2013. The winner will be chosen and announced at 6pm GMT on 14th December 2013 


Sweaty Selfie Competition Results!

We were really impressed with the entries for our Sweaty Selfie competition to win a SmartShake protein shaker and a week’s supply of Arbonne protein powder from Lesley Leggett.

The standard of entry was very high - you lot have certainly embraced our #FatFreeXmas philosophy and have been working up a sweat in the run up to Advent! After much deliberation, the winner is ……


Sweaty Selfie Coach Bethan

We love this happy, smiley, sweaty selfie that Bethan took after a surprise 60th birthday rowing session with her mum! Well done, Bethan (and mum!) - we hope you’re planning to share that prize!

We are also giving an honourable mention to STEVIE who sent us this fantastic photo. Stevie, we have a little runner-up prize to send you!

Sweaty Selfie Steve Steak

Thank you to everyone who entered - keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook feeds as we have many more fabulous competitions for you!

You can check out our other entrants here - you are all champs in our eyes!

Competition Time - Show Us Your Sweaty Selfies!


Our first competition prize is designed to help you recover from the fierce festive workouts we’ve got coming up on the Zero Calorie Advent Calendar. We’re giving a way a stylish SmartShake protein shaker (Dash is a big fan!) and a seven day supply of Arbonne protein powder from Lesley Leggett.

And how do you win these fabulous prizes?

For our first competition, we want to see your best post-workout photos. Submit your sweaty selfie by email, Twitter or Facebook by 6pm GMT on 30th November to be in with a chance of winning. The competition winner will be posted here at 6pm GMT on 1st December.


Twitter: @zerocaladvent