Thanks for all your help. I've been watching the Olympics and this is the first time since I was about 10 yrs old, that I've felt inspired. I'm too old to think of a running career but I am not too old to work at being the best I can be now. Just rewatched Mo's 10k win and cried all over again.
I have run before going to work, which is actually quite meditative but solitary. Mr Puffy I've thought about a club near work but that would be central London and I am slightly intimidated. Maybe I should start with parkruns as just being with others might spur me on.
I have decided I need some support/coaching as I have a tendency to slow down when I get a bit hot and sweaty! But, all my local running clubs train so early; 6.30pm. Who gets home from work that early?! What do others who can't get to a session before 7.30pm do?
So, I enjoy a little run in my lunch break around the City of London. I try and be courteous to everyone and don't keep running at any cost. I don't want to knock someone over, or surprise them. I don't think this is too much effort. Therefore, I'd be really grateful to the running club in Swanley which trains on a Wednesday night if its members would give a little consideration to the lowly commuter attempting to use the pavement to get home.
Several times I have encountered this club and not one of the group appears to want to give way to me (I always keep close to the inside of the pavement). They run 3 or 4 abreast some in the road and tonight was particularly awful as they were doing speed work, it was like going against the flow of migrating Wildebeast.
Running is fun, but don't let us put our fun above other's needs. We're better than that!