Hi, I'm at exactly the same point as you - I've got to the 30 mins running without walking, and I did my first 5k last sunday (in 32 mins which I couldn't quite believe as only a few months ago i could only just run for 3mins at a time!)
I'm somone who has to stick to the schedules as otherwise I don't go - I've only been running 2-3 times a week too. So I've found another schedule for a 10k that suits me, I think it's quite a good one:
I think it's quite a good one because it's simple, a lot of the 10k schedules are so complicated. I started on Week 4 as i'm already running 30 mins, and I ran 40 mins on Tuesday and it wasn't a problem, so I'll go to Week 5 this week. Hopefully I'll be able to do a 10k at the beginning of October.
Thanks, I guess I was looking for something like the Windmilers but a bit close to home. I think I'll join them - I just want some friendly people to go out with and I don't want to do a triathlon! Seems a shame that we have so much green space and no real running club... maybe I should start one.
I've been running on my own for the last few months and have just completed my first 5k. I really want to take it further, but I want to find a running club to run with - I can't understand why I can't find one locally. I am close to 3 commons - Tooting, Wandsworth and Clapham and there doesn't seem to be a running club on any of them - surely this can't be true?
The only ones I could find was British Military Fitness which is asking for £36 a month just for running with them once a week, or Tooting Harriers which run on the althetic track (a bit boring and unneccesary when you're right next to a common?) and the Clapham Harriers who are actually based in Battersea.