I've been part of other running groups and Facebook groups for runners where I have felt intimidated about my pace. Let's just say that I have experienced a lot of disrespect as a slow runner! Slow AF has definitely been a safe, happy place for me! It also provides accountability, weekly challenges, encouragement, & motivation. Its also a great space to learn more about running as well, for those that are newbies. If you are thinking about starting to run, and you want to be encouraged, learn more about running, and have a forum to ask questions, I highly recommend the Slow AF Run Club!