Are You Faster Than Average?

>> Saturday, July 12, 2014

Runner's World published some interesting information yesterday:



I'll be 33.6 years old (the average 5K age) in late October, so maybe I'll have to go out and run a 28:46 5K (average male 5K pace). And it's interesting to see that the average 10K pace for men and women is faster than the average 5K pace. I'm assuming that's because 5Ks are a bit more "beginner friendly," whereas 10Ks maybe won't draw first-time racers (people will be a bit faster).

And here's a breakdown showing last year was another record year for participation. (But the Runner's World data points out that this "figure is an aggregate of race finishers; the number of individual runners who finished a race is less, because the aggregate includes multiple race finishes by individual runners.")



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