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Published March 5th 2010
Trying to improve your fitness? Hoping to make some new friends? Looking for an excuse to wear lycra? Then the sooner you join one of Sydney's running clubs, the better.

As Dr Wikipedia makes clear, running is a great way to stay active and healthy. It has psychological benefits too; pounding the pavement helps to blow off stress, while it can also positively affect people suffering from depression or addiction.

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And if you're able to choose a scenic course (such as the Canada Bay circuit), you stand to gain even more. Jogging along the beach or through the bush allows you to combine exercising with sightseeing.

As any runner will tell you, covering those kilometres feels immeasurably easier if you've got someone or several people to share the pain with. Absorbed in conversation, it's amazing how quickly the time passes. Alone, running can feel like a chore; in a group, it becomes a pleasurable social activity.

That's the main reason it makes sense to join a club. But there are other advantages. Firstly, the members will know all the best locations. Secondly, they'll motivate you to achieve whatever goals you've set yourself. Thirdly, they'll be able to direct you to some excellent lycra retailers.

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To find a running club near you, check out this long list.
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Why? The more the merrier
When: Every weekend
Where: All over Sydney
Cost: Annual membership is about $100
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