From 2011-2020 Up & Running offered online courses for super-new and seasoned runners tackling 5K, 10K, and half-marathon runs, all with expert coaching and community support.
Up & Running was created by expert Running Coach Julia Jones (an American in Italy) and Community Director Shauna Reid (an Australian in Scotland).
Our virtual friendship began in 2001 when Julia trained Shauna online for her first 5K race.
A decade of emails later, Julia pitched Shauna a bold new idea: an online coaching website for women who want to transform their bodies, and take their lives to a new level. Long-distance running meets personal development, with e-courses and goodies and forums, galore!
We met in person for the very first time in January of 2011. Up & Running was born a month later. Over the next nine years, we helped thousands of women run, walk, skip and sprint over all kinds of finish lines — building not only strong bodies, but self-worth and courage.
Not bad for two ladies, a pair of laptops, and a dream.
We retired our courses in February 2020.
Up & Running lives on in our book and our bustling alumni community forum.
Thank you to all our runners for a magical nine years. It was a joy to run with you!