Some people like to run alone but there are many benefits of running with a group:
1. Stay motivated
Running with a group can help people stay motivated and focus on running. The people in the group have similar interest and understands what each other are going through when running. Many runners find that long runs go by a lot quicker and easier when they socialise with friends while they run.
2. Improve your running performance
Running with a group is also a great way to learn tips such as technique, pacing which in turn helps you becoming a better runner. In addition, when you run with others who are competitive and encourage you to run a little harder and a little longer than you thought you could run, you will experience increased running performance
Being part of a running club that meets once or twice a week for group runs helps provide accountability. You are less likely to skip a training session as you feeling maybe be counting on you to show up.
Running group can have a great social side which is very important during training. You will gain friends often for life you are meeting likeminded people who like to run and talk about running times, races and PB.
Running in a group provides great safety and if someone gets injured or feels sick there is someone there to help.