Has anyone here ever left a running club(either to run on their own or to find a completely new group to run with) because they were not interested in running the races they were asked to race? I have found myself in this situation, and have decided not to run for my club again. I feel like I don't benefit from actually being part of the club anyway because I don't train with them at all(hard to make it). Every time I do a race I feel like I am doing it for the club and not for myself. My results have been terrible for so long because of this and I feel so depressed after all my races. The only good race I have done over the last year was a half marathon which I signed up for myself. It was my decision and nothing to do with the club. I was happy with that result, but it seems like every other race just leaves me really depressed and ashamed afterwards.