Yeah I did think about starting on that.............
............but hard to get motivated when I can't even get in the pool yet let alone anything else as I'm not allowed to get the wound wet! It was bad enough having my first post surgical shower today partially wrapped in cling film
Am seeing the fizz next Weds but won't see the surgeon until the following week to get the all clear to start stuff.............
When I joined by tri club I did so for the swim and bike side but stayed a member of my running club as geographically it is much closer and hence easier to make the sessions - I didn't need them to be mutually exclusive
Like any club - if they're worth their salt they'll have a variety of options and will make you feel welcome
Like all people - some of us suit club life more than others (and clubs are to support not just to push you!) and you also need to look at the useful sessions and see if they'll fit in around work and family etc (just like I'm sure you did for running....)
One thing I have to say though is that I've found over the years the tri community to be more supportive than the running one...............and have often wondered because in tri most people feel they have a weakness in one of the disciplines and hence feel more "out of their comfort zone" when training in that discipline