Is anyone else having trouble finding a running group to run with during the winter months? There seem to be two clubs in my area (a bit out in the sticks) - one of which I emailed 3/4 weeks ago enquiring about a running group, but they haven't found the time to reply yet. The other club replied very quickly, but they are currently training for the local half marathon at the end of October - so waaaaaay beyond my range and speed, they will be starting another group, but that won't be until January and then it will be a beginners group.
What's a girl (ok, older woman) supposed to do? Well, I emailed back and said add me to the list starting in January, but that wasn't it a shame that there was no facility for the older, less serious runner who was wasn't interested in half-marathons and really only ran for fitness. He responded by inviting me on Tuesday to a 3 mile run with his 'old runners who may not have run for some time to a "welcome back" session', they will be running at a 'conversational' pace. Hmm, I wonder what is a conversational pace for a lapsed half-marathoner?
Of course, I have got to go! Scary!!