Bob – excellent running. That is a phenomenal pb and a bg smile on your face. DT – Congratulations to you to. Good to see some steady improvement. Congrations to The and Mrs Dan. Get yourself a running buggy and your running oportunties might actually increase, and don't write off your tri aspirations just yet because as Muddy suggest, they don't do a great deal for the first year. Lit – hmm good question. Exactly how spectacular are the times could I achieve for a couple of years? I suspect I would lose interest without some sort of competative element. Marrow/Dan – Kilometers!? I never would have guessed. Just shows you doesn't it . Takes all sorts. Skinny – Good luck today Pete – I have notive priviously that there is not apostrophe in Earls Court, but there is one in Baron's Court (or maybe it's the other way round) I can now add Regent's Park to that arestocratic quandry. Charlie – I thik a few weeks off occasionally is benificial – I don't think it needs to involve zero running, but just taking it easy - nothing strenuous. Tommy – rotten luck getting beaten by Bob and breaking your collar bone. You probably don't need me to point out that it seams to have come during a real purple patch. You have my symapthy. Mi Mace – well done on the pb. I did couple of miles running yesterday and my hip is still not right so I'll give it another week before trying again. I've been enjoying some time on the turbo trainer though, so hopefully maintaining a reasonable level of fitness. Every time I get injured I decide I'll incorprate cross training into my regular routine but it doesn't happen. I think this time I've got into the habit so it's quick to set up and I know what I'm doing so I'll try to continue it once I'm back on my feet. DT – I have a fairly basic magnetic model with five resistance settings. It cost about £100 from Halfords. You can pay a lot more and, not doubt, more expensive models offer more options, but for what I want it for it does everything I need.
A central Leamington based RunEngland group is currently being set up but I don't think they are operating yet. Active groups locally that I am aware of are: RunWarwick, Hash House Harriers (which is what I think Dave is referring to with H3), Hampton Magna Harriers and Regency Runners. I don't know how much they charge, but probably very reasonable; Run England require run leaders to undertake training and fees are there to cover costs.
Alternatively, is you search on facebook there are a number of informal groups locally.