Soph I've been away from my PC for a bit and lost your thread, do they get chucked off after a bit I wonder??
I'm not far away from you, in Welly, but
after a moments bravery I remembered I'm a confirmed run-aloner,I got totally disheartened after a year of trying to run with a taller/fitter younger friend, ... I hope you find someone to go out with, and very best of luck with your marathon plans.