Tonight I did a 5k trail race nearby. I was dreading it and contemplated not signing up on arrival! However the race director talked me into it. £7 down! Then we all headed to the start line. All I could see were lean running club types and I again nearly backed out. But then I saw the tail runner with some people near her so I headed over to them. They chatted to me straight away and set my mind at ease. Off we went and I’m glad to say, I fit comfortably in near the rear but not last. Not that it matters but you know what I mean. Had a nice chat with a few people at the end and extended my running acquaintances 👌🏽 Would definitely go to another now that I have tried the unknown.