For the amateur runner, the prospect of joining a running club can be daunting. Mental images of high-tech gadgets (Garmin what?), designer kit and smug, super fit people lunging for fun can be intimidating, especially when you lack a little confidence. If you’re worried whether you are ‘good enough’ or ‘ready’ to join a club, the answer is yes! Joining a club is one of the best things you can do to progress your running, so with this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the reasons why.