Could there be any clubs (catering for beginners) in and around Tooting ? I did hear of something called "Tooting RC" from an internet search site but there wasn't a website for them and I couldn't find them in the Yellow Pages. Perhaps a club which uses/is based at Tooting Bec Athletics track which is walking distance from my home.
I am training for the marathon and, especially for longer runs (which I haven't done yet - 6 miles is the longest so far) I think company would help. I don't mind if people are SLIGHTLY better than me as I wouldn't mind falling behind a LITTLE if the people I am running with are OK with that. But I AM a beginner and so I am not very fast, etc.
If anyone can help I would much appreciate it.