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  • Runners – whats your 5k time?
  • organic355
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    Ive just done 24:07 on the treadmill, and earlier in the week 23:50 ish.

    I have no idea if this is good, average or mleh?

    I know Mo’s world record time was half that at 12:57, but for real people what is decent?

    druidh
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    I’ve done 5km in 26minutes and I’m not really a runner – just tried it out a few times. That was outdoors mind. Edit – I’m also 54 and I don’t know if age should be taken into account.

    I can do 5 miles in 50 min (off road), hoping to get that up to 6 miles in the same time.

    trail_rat
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    Come back when you have done it not on a treadmill.

    FunkyDunc
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    My best is 25m, but that’s off road moors and paths with about 300ft of climbing.

    Still slow though compared to a mate of mine

    missnotax
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    23 minutes – although I couldn’t move for days afterwards…

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    Try a Parkrun if there is one near you. Then you can have a proper run and see the whole gamut of ability levels.

    I think good runners would aim for sub-20. My PB as an occasional runner is 23:30.

    +1 for Parkrun, fantastic events (free too)

    MrGrim
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    I can do 5k in a shade over 20 minutes on a treadmill, but my 10k time on tarmac is closer to 50 minutes and my half marathon is 1hr 40 mins on tarmac. Treadmills are great for training when you can’t get outside, but I find them a hindrance for training for outside events

    glasgowdan
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    Agree treadmill times are irrelevant. I used to race and got down time 15:15 as a junior but got distracted by booze at uni to really see what could be done

    With a few weeks training most men should be able to run under 20 mins I would have thought, unless overweight. That’s (obviously) 40 minute 10k pace which in itself is not particularly quick.

    dobo
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    23 or 24m i think but ran 3.5k tonight in 4:47 pace, not bad as ive been hardly running and ate too many pies

    chrispy
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    Mines 22.34. Working towards getting it under 20mins but only run a couple times a week at the moment so could take some time

    richardk
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    23 minutes at the end of a sprint triathlon, not done one on its own but Strava tells me 22:25 is my best time.

    Never run a 5, but went 37 odd for 10k last year so I’d guess around 18 dead

    blades2000
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    I read somewhere that you need to have a gradient (1% from memory) on the treadmill to replicate running outside better. PB for me outside sub 21min on out and back course which was very flat. I would like to do sub 20min 5km and sub 42min for 10km but that would require some serious training/commitment from me. Just not that fussed about running at the moment.

    taxi25
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    sub 40 for a 10k is the start of running properly. So you should be aiming for under 20mins if you’r at all serious about your running. 17.30 for me a long,long time ago.

    andypaul99
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    21.40 in a dualathon, 1st run mind 😀

    Premier Icon somouk
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    I did a charity 5K in 31 minutes not long back and I’m fat and unfit…

    I am aiming to get my 10k time down though so as I can complete a charity run in a more respectable time!

    20 minutes on the flat is supposed to be the ‘proper runner’ time.

    Last I tried I could do pretty much exactly 21 minutes, but I am not really a runner, just someone who goes for a run sometimes. When I went out with the local running club I was with a load of kids and geriatrics!

    piemonster
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    I’m also 54 and I don’t know if age should be taken into account.

    Yes, it should you old fart.

    OP – No idea on my time. But everyone I’ve met that’s done a parkrun recommends them. I don’t run them as I thoroughly dislike all other people.

    20 minutes 33 seconds for tonight’s quick 5k 🙂

    Jamie
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    OP – No idea on my time. But everyone I’ve met that’s done a parkrun recommends them.

    Likewise. We should hang out…actually..

    I don’t run them as I thoroughly dislike all other people.

    We also have this in common, so maybe not.

    8)

    hammerite
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    A touch over 20 mins. Not raced one for ages though and would now expect to scrape under 20 when fit.

    cchris2lou
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    20.54 is my best parkrun .

    willard
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    22:54 for a fraction under 5k with a 46 minute time for a 10k. Everything over that is in the sky, with a 1 hour, 57 minute 13.5 mile time.

    I’ve just remembered that they have started a new parkrun thing down the road from me that is a bit more trail-y than normal. I’ll get on to that and let you know when I get back from this course.

    Daisy_Duke
    Member

    Where’s Surfer? He’s a handy lad in two legs.
    Me I’m 17:29. Was a few years ago I must admit.

    organic355
    Member

    looks like I need to up my game then 🙄

    although from the above links I look about average which I am happy with at the moment as the running is just to supplement other things and keep the weight off. Dont think I will ever be a serious runner and compete, but do enjoy a quick 5k to get the heart and lungs going, more of a warm up for a weights session or cardio afterwards, or just to keep me fit for karate.

    Mary Hinge
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    21:36 on a “rolling” out and back race on 27 Dec. PB so far, times are still falling.

    I’m a grandad and only been running/triathlons for 2 years. So really happy with my time.

    Will be aiming for 20:xx this year, and sub 20 at next christmas’s race 🙂

    Premier Icon hairyscary
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    I have run just over 4 miles in 24 minutes on a mixed outdoors run.
    I would say that means about 18:40 for me. It was 10 years ago though……mmmm…..new goal for me I think.

    rudebwoy
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    my mate did 5k in two minutes in a casino–loon !

    Keva
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    With a few weeks training most men should be able to run under 20 mins I would have thought, unless overweight. That’s (obviously) 40 minute 10k pace which in itself is not particularly quick.

    That’s weird because if you turn up to any 10k event and finish in 40min you’ll more than likely be in the top 10% of runners. When do you start getting quick if you’re already faster than 90% ?

    MrSparkle
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    19:31 at a Parkrun. I am old. And sh*t.

    glasgowdan
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    Keva – Member

    That’s weird because if you turn up to any 10k event and finish in 40min you’ll more than likely be in the top 10% of runners.

    I don’t agree with that at all! Maybe you’re talking about fun runs, but most of the local 10k club races are won in around 30-31 mins and 40 min would see you in the bottom half! Or maybe races have got slower since I used to do them?

    phil.w
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    Or maybe races have got slower since I used to do them?

    Not at all. Your post is exactly what I was thinking.

    ormondroyd
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    I reckon I’ll probably clock up my fifth kilometre of running in about 2015

    22 minutes 32 seconds, but that was as part of a 10km loop, off road in the desert. 10km pb is 50 minutes 41 seconds that I’d really like to get down. Been running for 6 months now and it’s better than the 5km in 33 minutes 38 seconds I was doing back in July when I started running. Lost 3 stone doing it as well.

    ajc
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    It takes a lot more than a few weeks training for any man to run a sub 20. My local park run has around 100 entrants and although it is a slow course I normally come in the top 10 at just over 20 mins. I would expect to knock a minute off that for a pan flat road course. Just get out and join your local park run, they hurt but are addictive.

    the teaboy
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    ‘Good’ is tricky to quantify. The faster you get, the faster ‘good’ is (and if you’re anything like me, you’ll never quite get there!)

    I think 40min for a 10k is generally thought of as ‘good’ so maybe 20min for 5k is a nice round target number? – Edit – If you’re a reasonably healthy 15-50 year old male.

    SamB
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    My PB (at a parkrun last week) is 26:01. I’m with the slowcoaches here, I reckon a 20min 5k / 40min 10k is pretty fast from where I’m standing…

    the teaboy
    Member

    Actually, scrap what I just said.

    ‘Good’ is either better than last time or the same as last time but it feeling easier.

    Don’t compare yourself with other people. Unless you’re winning races you’ll just get frustrated. I came 2nd in a little hilly road 10k last year and was really annoyed as I should have won it. But I was fast and felt good so it was a good performance for me.

    brooess
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    Keva – Member

    That’s weird because if you turn up to any 10k event and finish in 40min you’ll more than likely be in the top 10% of runners.

    I don’t agree with that at all! Maybe you’re talking about fun runs, but most of the local 10k club races are won in around 30-31 mins and 40 min would see you in the bottom half! Or maybe races have got slower since I used to do them?

    Speaking as a 39:35 PB, sub 40 is most definitely NOT ballpark for a regular runner. A sub-40 will see you in the top 25% of a 10k – not a fun run but one with club runners too. A combination of natural talent, speedwork and bloody-mindedness needed for a sub-40. A new runner would have to be very talented to see sub-40 with only a few weeks training.

    Look at the tables in the post on the previous stage which provides empirical (rather than subjective) figures…

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