i'm running twice a wk, usually one short (10-11km) and one long (18-20km) each wk after a long term injury meant i couldnt run regularly for about 3 years once you add up all the injury, surgery and recovery time. i'm not particularly quick but i would like to start trying to improve my speed with this years goal being to work towards comfortably completing a half marathon in sept and then building to a marathon next year. what i'm asking is would it be worth me joining a running club or am i better working through a training program on my own? having never been in one or know anyone that is i dont know if its training as much as just a big squad of you who go for a run. at the moment i wouldnt want to run more than 3 times a wk.