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What's a respectable time to do 5k in?? (running that is)

(30 Posts)
moondog Fri 26-Sep-08 19:30:19

Not super fast, just respectable/

OrmIrian Fri 26-Sep-08 19:33:39

Erm... how many miles is that. About 3? 23/4 mins perhaps.

I don't do fast, but am very respectable.

cuddlesrus Fri 26-Sep-08 19:34:11

me, it would take about 3 days

moondog Fri 26-Sep-08 19:34:15

I don't do miles.
Am modern miss me.

pamelat Fri 26-Sep-08 19:34:57

25 mins would be good

OrmIrian Fri 26-Sep-08 19:35:13

Sadly I am old. I can understand metric but only if you talk v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y...

SpacePuppy Fri 26-Sep-08 19:35:34

beginner to intermediate about 25-27 min.

Saggarmakersbottomknocker Fri 26-Sep-08 19:38:11

Good for me (45 year old) is 30 minutes. I have done it in less but was a good bit younger. My friend can do it in just over 16 shock but she is proper athlete.

moondog Fri 26-Sep-08 19:38:21

Oh sad
I'm not running for speed but can do comfy 31 mins.

moondog Fri 26-Sep-08 19:38:38


Saggarmakersbottomknocker Fri 26-Sep-08 19:39:06

3.1 miles Orm.

OrmIrian Fri 26-Sep-08 19:42:18

Thankyou saggar.

By the time I get back to running I'll be so out of condition it'll take me an hour.

peachsmuggler Fri 26-Sep-08 19:55:45

31 mins is fine moondog! Well done!!! Why are you worrying about veing "respectable"??

DoubleBluff Fri 26-Sep-08 20:00:06

30 mins is fine, is a lot better than some.
i did a few 10ks took me an hour and it was hard work.

moondog Fri 26-Sep-08 20:22:16

Oh I'm not reaaly worried!
Just wondered what was not pitiful if you like.

ambercat Fri 26-Sep-08 20:24:24

I do it in about 30 min, 27 is my best. Trying to beat 23 min, exh time, tis my mission!

peachsmuggler Fri 26-Sep-08 20:24:35

If it's any consolation I will be running a timed 5k tomorrow morning for the first time since having DD, (in fact since becoming pg) and I would be THRILLED if I did it in 31 mins! wink

moondog Fri 26-Sep-08 20:26:27

Oh really!
I don't run competitively at all and never will (it's not my thing) but interesting to know what other are up to.

Good luck smile

dinny Fri 26-Sep-08 20:28:15

SpacePuppy - no WAY is 5k in 25 mins beginner!!!!! Noooooo way!

peachsmuggler Fri 26-Sep-08 20:28:29

Will also be dragging round 20 pounds of extra fat that has appeared since last 5k, which will surely slow me down somewhat. Sigh...

mckenzie Fri 26-Sep-08 20:29:04

that's not the Trent Park Handicap is it by any small chance Peachsmuggler?

peachsmuggler Fri 26-Sep-08 20:35:45

No, mckenzie it's not even a race, just a running club, but we have to time ourselves (feels face turning crimson with shame at thought of time)

sfxmum Fri 26-Sep-08 20:49:02

I started run/walk 40mins these days on a good day just under 30mins

but have never raced only do leisure and by myself should probably work on speed

pamelat Fri 26-Sep-08 20:51:26

25 mins is very good, I meant.

30 is also good.

Wallace Fri 26-Sep-08 21:25:52

around 30 mins is respectable.

My first 5k a year and a bit ago was 32 mins.

Now my time is 26 mins! Fastest woman in my running club is 22 mins.

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