/ Running clubs
I like to be in a club with a chunk of runners better than me.. not overly so, but also have class runners around. But I also like active races.
Whats good for you maybe not so good for others, but don't feel compelled to join, just run with a club til you feel comfortable its for you.
Where exactly are you based? As Iain says, decent depends what you are after, what standard you are.
Give a few more details and I'll give you a run down on the clubs in the area, I know members of most of them.
Well there is Middleton Harriers, social club with a few faster runners, really friendly club, lots of road runners, but also an active fell section. I'm a Rochdale Harrier, runners of all standards, with lots of people doing road, fell and XC, good social scene. Royton Road Runner again all standards and a good social scene. I don't know Oldham and Royton all that well. Salford is an elite club.
Rochdale 10k on Tuesday, come down and have a run and meet a few people from various clubs. Middleton run in green, Rochdale in black with yellow and red sash type stripes, Royton in White with yellow and green and Salford in Red with a White band.
Race is at 7.15, Springfield Park, which if you are coming from Middleton is through Castleton to the junction at the Tesco turn left and the park is after half a mile on your right.
I run for Rochdale, but suffering with a foot injury at the moment. I'll be recording the times at the finish at the race.