that, where I live, I am a bit of a freak in the running World. There are quite a few older runners around me , at parkrun and in the running clubs. But they are all people who have run all their lives and are still good at it. It is VERY rare for me to meet anybody in my age category who took up distance running (or any kind of running really) at my advanced stage of life. Hence I find great difficulty in finding anybody to run with. There are younger people who are not as "fast" as me - and I am very happy to do slow easy (for me) runs with them - but I always get the impression that my easy pace is not conversational for them and they wish I would go away as they struggle along !!!
Of course, there are many older starting runners here in the C25K/B210K world - but you all don't live where I do How do you get along with this???