How Do You Compare to the Average Running Times in the UK?

Jane McGuire
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Photo credit: AzmanL - Getty Images
Photo credit: AzmanL - Getty Images

From Esquire

Last week, Strava released their ‘Year in Sport’ data, based on the activity of the 73 million users on their platform. This year has seen an exercise boom as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, with 21.5 million uploads to the platform each week.

Globally, this year all the runners on Strava have covered a combined distance of 3 billion km. On average, the average distance per run is 6.6km for male runners and 5.5km for female runners.

During a year of local lockdowns, the average run globally was 38 minutes and 48 seconds. According to Strava data, on average, men logged runs that were 39 minutes and 32 seconds, whereas women logged runs that were 37 minutes and 33 seconds.

Do You Run Further or Faster than the UK Average?

But how far does the average runner go each week here in the UK? When looking at the UK and Ireland data, runners covered a total distance of 527.6 million km. On average, male runners ran 5.9km and female runners ran 5.2km.

On average, male runners logged runs that lasted 33 minutes and 23 seconds, whereas females logged slightly longer runs of 34 minutes and 20 seconds.

You can see how this compares to last year's stats on Runner's World UK

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