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


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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?


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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.
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