What is a good average time for a 5k run?

Discussion in '5k and Couch to 5k' started by Tennersee, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. Tennersee

    Tennersee Regular Member

    I know it will depend on male/female, age, experience, etc. but what would you say is a good average time for a 5k run?
  2. amasidlover

    amasidlover Active Member

    At a Parkrun / Great Run Local most people will finish within 40-45 minutes.

    To be a competitive track runner you'd want to be sub 15 minutes.

    Sub 20 minutes is a very good benchmark and achievable by most healthy average build male adults with regular training (at least 3 times a week including some speed-work in at least one of those runs) - I'd guess 22-23 minutes as a similar figure for females, but sadly its not a nice round number.
  3. WiltshireWonder

    WiltshireWonder Active Member Staff Member

    I think a good 'average' time would be 30 minutes - roughly 10 minute miling. That's something most people can achieve - I can't even imagine running 23 minutes :smile:
  4. Truth

    Truth Regular Member

    Agreed....No way would I be geeting near 20 mins either. Maybe 23 at a push
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