For that to happen we have created a variety of Challenges for participation.
Each Quarter everyone will be invited to a 5k and 10k time trial - this is to promote speed competition and to keep everyone honest...
For the Group - we created a very high goal of 25,000 miles in 2008, we will need everyone to help out to achieve it.
I am also going to add monthly challenges for the group as well. I will take applespider's suggestion of the run for your birth month to start us off and make that a 2 month challenge for the slow starters.
Now for the make yourself a better runner challenges:
There are 4 Clubs set up:
The 500 mile club
the 1000 mile club
the 1500 mile club
the 2000 mile club
If you start in a 500 and want jump up to the 1000 then just let the organizer know - all miles ran in the year are counted so it is not like you have to start over.
Have a great year of running and you will find plenty of support here to encourage you along the way.