In November 2013, I walked into my local Sweatshop and saw a running group for all abilities.
I thought yay, so I took all the details and turned up at 9:30am on a Sunday morning and run a 5k course.
It was incredibly hard, but the young chap ran with me and encouraged me around the course and I did it, I was so proud.
I have since done a second one, but I found the course so difficult. I didn't get much recovery time during the run.
My questions to runners on this forum are should I continue? I haven't been for two weeks, simply because I find the group a tad unfriendly, the runners seem to be very serious, setting phones and watches before they set off and I have been "last" twice. I joined to make friends with people who enjoy running, but they seem a little cliquey and I don't feel encouraged by them.
I am still working through my C25k, but I thought I could get more running in to help me along my way.
Apart of me says, are you there for that or to get active? I shouldn't worry about the others in the group. The other says, maybe this group isn't for me. Maybe I should find another local group who are friendly. As being encouraged and saying hello to someone who is new makes a difference to me.
What do you guys think?