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Looking for a friendly running club near Glossop, Derbyshire, but not fell runners cos I just don't have the knees for rough downhill terrain :(

I've been a plodder for 4 or 5 years, just me and the dog. I need to get faster now and beat 2 hours for a half marathon - it just keeps eluding me.

Any suggestions welcome.

Penny
 

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Hello Pitstop, can't help you with advice about clubs but your post reminded me of Bankswood park just down the road where I used to camp when I was a teenager:) Good luck in your search, and I know what you mean about fell running - I doubt my legs would last long doing it either:)
 

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Looking for a friendly running club near Glossop, Derbyshire, but not fell runners cos I just don't have the knees for rough downhill terrain :( I've been a plodder for 4 or 5 years, just me and the dog. I need to get faster now and beat 2 hours for a half marathon - it just keeps eluding me. Any suggestions welcome. Penny
Glossopdale Harriers is surely your nearest club. According to their website, they don't just run the fells. Some of their members are road runners. And a lot of their training is on trails which could be kinder to your legs than tarmac. I'd advise you to go to one of their Tuesday or Thursday training nights and have a word. Who knows, there may be someone just waiting for a training partner like you to run the roads with them. it's worth a try.
Cheers!
PS. I do ALL my training off-road - and even at 75 got well under 2 hours for a half marathon. You can do it!!!!!
 

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Another option is to head to the nearest specialist running shop (for you it's Sweatshop on Market Street in Hyde) and I'm sure they will be able to give you a decent list of all the clubs local to you and which ones might be most suitable?
 
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