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running 5k

Postby simon hammer on Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:57 pm

Just ran my first 5k after some knee issues that have kept me from running for 15 months. Non competitive, just round a 5k route I planned out. Did it in 25 mins, 12secs. I am 41, and consider this a pretty good time considering how long it's been and how out of condition I am...but here's the kicker...

...my 8 year old boy was running with me.

Forget my time, for his age group that has to be a good effort surely?
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Re: running 5k

Postby DasNutNock on Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:02 pm

Not bad, but there are are 8 year olds that can do 17 minute 5k's. Scary, isn't it.
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Re: running 5k

Postby simon hammer on Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:29 pm

17 mins...that's scary fast. Can't be a regular occurrence surely?
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Re: running 5k

Postby richard99cook on Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:06 pm

17 minutes is basically elite running
25m12s after 15 months out is superb, what other exercise have you been doing since then to keep your stamina up?
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Re: running 5k

Postby Centre Half on Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:53 am

17 mins is a fantastic effort.

I broke 20 mins for the 5k a couple of weeks ago, want to get my 10k time down from 42 mins to below 40 as well which is the next target.

I don't ever really run as short as 5k but figured I need to be doing sub 20 easily before I think about a sub 40 10k
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Re: running 5k

Postby BrisbaneRoad on Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:31 pm

You should sign up for the park run nearest to you and you get a timed 5k for nowt. Good fun I volunteer at Roding Valley

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/
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Re: running 5k

Postby Cockneyboy311 on Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:49 pm

Nowhere near sub 20, although I think I could do it if I could find the time to practice/work towards it. Best time is 21.35 I think which I did in December last year. Not bad for nearly 40 though :)
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