“You should join a running club”. After the third person made the same suggestion I wondered if they knew something I didn’t.
I’ve always run alone, happy at my own pace, competing against myself. Joining a running club had crossed my mind, but the idea of running with lots of people made me nervous – my perception was that I simply wasn’t good enough.
A general impression of running clubs is that they are for ‘serious’ runners: gnarly men and whippet-like women who run marathons at weekends and compete in county leagues. Ruth thought the same: “I was always...
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