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    • BrookesAndrew
    • By BrookesAndrew 20th Apr 17, 10:12 AM
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    BrookesAndrew
    What is your 5k personal best?
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    • 20th Apr 17, 10:12 AM
    What is your 5k personal best? 20th Apr 17 at 10:12 AM
    Hello everyone,

    Just wanted to see what everyone's 5k personal best is? I am 21 and did one a few days ago and managed to get 22 minutes and 9 seconds. I must say I wasn't in a good way after, very short of breath and my legs still ache!

    Andrew
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    • DavidT67
    • By DavidT67 24th Apr 17, 10:27 PM
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    DavidT67
    You might find an age graded running calculator of interest.

    https://www.goodrunguide.co.uk/AgeGraded.asp?DistField=5&DistUnits=1.609344&Dista nce=3.1069&HHField=0&MMField=22&SSField=0&Secs=132 0&Age=21&Sex=M&RunType=&RunID=
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 29th Apr 17, 1:56 PM
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    Not true any more .... my 5k PB is now 19:14.
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    Not true again ... Its now 19:07
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • mrsplinter
    • By mrsplinter 1st May 17, 2:40 PM
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    As of this weekend my 5k PB is 19:32, my first sub 20 minute run. It's been my goal to go under 20 minutes since I started parkrun in 2009. I went from 29:12 to 20:42 within a year, but then got distracted by other distances - ran my first marathon in 2010.

    In the winter of 2012/13 I was in good shape. I ran a 19:xx 5k on a treadmill and set my half-marathon PB, but then got injured. Turned 40 last summer and started running regularly again. A couple of weeks ago I ran a new PB (after 5 years) of 20:10 on my local course (which is hilly). This weekend I went to a flatter course and got it done.
    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 2nd May 17, 10:19 AM
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    MallyGirl
    Congratulations!
    I am still hoping to get sub 30 mins once I stop being injured/post op. Sub 20 is amazing
    • BrookesAndrew
    • By BrookesAndrew 3rd May 17, 2:58 PM
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    BrookesAndrew
    I agree, sub 20 is amazing and I would love to run sub 20 this year.
    • Jaguar Skills
    • By Jaguar Skills 3rd May 17, 3:19 PM
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    Jaguar Skills
    17:27 was my quickest time back when I used to do triathlons. I never did a 5k without it being part of a triathlon first though so that is after the swim and bike part.
    • sebo0607
    • By sebo0607 11th May 17, 7:10 AM
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    I think I am on the right lines but maybe someone can confirm.

    I am mid 40s and took up running last year at the moment my PB for a 5k park run is 21.50 this was set last week. I run twice a week a long 10k which I run in around 51 mins and then a shorter 8km. Does this should reasonable.

    My son 13 is very active and plays most sports he has run the park run with me a couple of times and his PB is 17.30 which I think is very good for a 13 year old. Again does this seam reasonable.

    Thanks
    • ididntgetwhereiamtoday
    • By ididntgetwhereiamtoday 12th May 17, 6:46 AM
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    ididntgetwhereiamtoday
    I think I am on the right lines but maybe someone can confirm.

    I am mid 40s and took up running last year at the moment my PB for a 5k park run is 21.50 this was set last week. I run twice a week a long 10k which I run in around 51 mins and then a shorter 8km. Does this should reasonable.

    My son 13 is very active and plays most sports he has run the park run with me a couple of times and his PB is 17.30 which I think is very good for a 13 year old. Again does this seam reasonable.

    Thanks
    Originally posted by sebo0607
    they are seriously impressive times. I would be extremely proud if I could achieve anywhere near that.
    I didn't get where i am today by not reading moneysavingexpert.com
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 17th May 17, 3:52 PM
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    Managed to get the sub 40 10k at the weekend by running 39:00
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 17th May 17, 5:02 PM
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    congratulations!
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