Since suffering from severe shin splints at the High Mountain Coffee Run I've been very wary of my running shoes. Thankfully I was referred to Shoe Dog at Road Runner Sports that recommends shoes based on you weight, mechanics etc. So I'm hoping the shoes I chose based on these recommendations will solve that injury.
The next thing, if you are in Kingston, Jamaica, the best way to keep in touch with running events as well as running groups, is We Got The Runs aka WGTR on Facebook. They post weekly runs from various clubs twice per week and have an email subscription thing that can notify you if your not one to be checking Facebook for update regularly.