Re-introduced myself at my running club tonight.
I am in The Stragglers in Kingston (South-West London.) We are the friendliest club in London! Tonight there was at least 200 people there. All shapes and sizes, running all distances from 1 mile to 11 miles, from very slow to blindly fast. We even have a blind runner (and he is fast.) You can get more information at www.stragglers.org
I went out in Simon's group (the blind runner). I must be "deaf" because I thought I heard them say 6 miles at 8:30m/m. We ended up doing 10 miles at 8 m/m. Simon must not have been looking at his GPS!
If you are not in a running club. I suggest you join one, it really makes running fun and much safer going out for a run on a dark night in a big group. The Virgin Marathon site has a list of the clubs in the UK; HERE