- Most common age ranges of groups found to be between 35-44 and 45-54 years.
- Most popular reasons for joining found to be; health benefits, meeting new friends and Enjoyment.
- Most members found to have little experience of running prior to joining (running at school often last time).
- Most members revealed feeling apprehensive prior to joining due to; meeting group for the first time and worrying about their running ability.
- Members often felt more comfortable joining if they could bring a friend or had a familiar face already at the group.
- Low cost and lack of contract was a big incentive.
- Huge benefit to running was; being able to distress away from work and family life.
- The social aspect of the groups was a key factor in attending and committing to sessions.
- Setting goals and reaching targets these was found to be a big part of running, such goals ranged and could be running a few meters or a marathon. (All goals set were deemed as significant and supported by all members within the groups).
- Coaches and leaders were found to be a huge factor in keeping the club running and members motivated.
New leaders were found to be in demand.
- New leader's confidence and self-belief in taking groups was found to be an issue.
- Social Networking sites such as Facebook were found to be a great means of communication between members.
- Individuals discovering the run groups via; work colleagues, neighbours, friends and visibility of club kits at events.
- With regards to progressing with running: flexibility was found to be important in retaining members.