Group runs - loss of communication and people going different routes!

Hi. I had a group run today at 8:30am UK time…… for some reason I went a different route to other people who were on the same group run…… it was a bit sad!!! I’ve also found that on long runs we often lose communication with the whole group - mainly if people are a long way ahead or behind… it’s a bit rubbish organizing a group run, but not being able to talk to everyone! Today was the first time I went off a different way - the other 5 or 6 people all went the same way.