Join a club - helps a lot. I waited about 22 years to join my club, should have joined much sooner.
All good clubs will welcome anyone who wants to run (at any speed). We have a Olympic silver medalist and 12 minute a mile plodders, it doesn't matter unless it matters to you.
I have done the "big" race GNR and FLM but much prefer the smaller club runs that aren't well advertised.I recently did a 10 around Kielder Forest in a field of 73 - I don't know where I came in the field (who cares)
Best bit of advice always start at the back and stay there until you feel confident to start overtaking people - sod everyone else just enjoy yourself.
PS A club vest is a great motivator, great friendly rivalry and support among clubs and members especially towards newer people
i am 21 years of age, i just started running after a 4 year recovery from a car crash (did not break anything). I love running and i started with the 5K begginers schedule found on this website,i can run for up to 3 mintues now without getting tired. However i tend to get ill every time i run, mainly flue and general fatigue. I dont know why this might be and i am not sure how to go about stopping it. I will be thankful for any help.
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