10k

What is a good time?

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09/05/2010 at 20:53

Hi All,

I ran 10k today and wanted to ask what you all think is a reasonable time to complete this distance?

Thanks

09/05/2010 at 21:04

Its all relative Phoenix

My first 10k was done in 57 minutes, my 10 PB is now 52 mintues. 

Lots of folks I know can do it a lot, a lot quicker than that. 

09/05/2010 at 21:05

rather vague question that can have a wide reply depending on your age, level of fitness, running experience.

I know people that can do a 10k in 35 mins while my time is 50 mins, others take over the hour.

You would need to give more info on yourself first before people reply

09/05/2010 at 21:13
I have never got under an hour, sigh. and my other half just did his first 10k race and managed 46 mins! More sighing
09/05/2010 at 21:15

Thanks guys! I completed 10k in 64 minutes, I am 23 and am primarily a weight trainer so quite heavy. I am 5ft7 and weigh just under 15 stone.

I have always enjoyed running and have my first HM in September.

I dont have much but I will reduce my fat percentage to help make lighter and keep working on increasing my speed.

10k in 35 mins!!! WHAAAAT! I will put that to the back of my mind for the time being.

I am going to enter a marathon next year.

Any advice???? Apologies for being vague! 50 mins for 10k sounds wicked

09/05/2010 at 22:15

I think a sub 60m 10k is the bench mark to aim for.

Sub 50min is a good standard, sub 45 very good, sub 40 fantastic.

10/05/2010 at 07:55

TBH, your first 10k is all about just doing the distance IMO, someone could go out and bang out a 45min 10k on their first, others might do it in 70+mins.

Sub hour is a decent benchmark though, took me a year to get from 64mins to 58mins.

10/05/2010 at 14:44
northern snail wrote (see)

rather vague question that can have a wide reply depending on your age, level of fitness, running experience.

I know people that can do a 10k in 35 mins while my time is 50 mins, others take over the hour.

Don't forget though 'Phoenix', the actual course profile (how flat, or hilly it is), and weather conditions, count for a lot.

Running Kev wrote (see)

I think a sub 60m 10k is the bench mark to aim for.

Sub 50min is a good standard, sub 45 very good, sub 40 fantastic.

I know runners who would 'kill' to get under the hour for a 10K, others who get grumpy if they're over 40:00

As for me?, my first 10K was 45:18, my last one was 43:56 (wanted 41:00, but it was way too windy on the 'way out')

All in all, this is a 'String' question (as in; 'how long is a piece of'), but it's one we've all probably asked at some point in our life as runners.

I know I have in the past (& still do about anticipated Fell-Race finishing times)

10/05/2010 at 14:55
PL - For me, I`ve found that I get great satisfaction from improving my times so just have a crack at different races, set a time and then look at how you can go about beating it. In less than a year, I`ve improved my half time from just over 2 hours to 1:45 which I did yesterday and I`ve trimmed 5 minutes off my 10k time to get it down to 44#. So whatever you get, have fun trying to improve upon it!
11/05/2010 at 17:29

I did my first 10k a few weeks ago in 43.07 on a hilly course, I have been running just over 5 months 34yrs old and under 10 stone. But I ran a half marathon first not a bad time of 1hr41. I am hoping if i get a flat 10k to do it in or around 41. But I have been running around 40 to 50miles a week and cycling around 100miles for the last month or so.

You can only get better times, you will drop minutes on every race as you get fitter and lighter, for me I am just chasing the sub 40 10k. How do I get there, I just have to run faster.

Good luck on your future running.

11/05/2010 at 17:52

My first (and only to date) 10k time is 62 minutes. Was the first run I ever did and trained for and at the time, it felt like a huge distance and an hour felt like some sort of surreal super quick time.

I was training for a half marathon a few months ago (before injury - Grr!!) and on a casual training run I did an 'unofficial' 10k in 57 minutes. If it hadn't been for that injury I would have been aiming for sub-53 in my next 10k, but as it stands I am just going to go for anything under an hour (assuming it doesnt flare up again!).

I aim to get sub-40 one day, maybe down to 35 at a push

11/05/2010 at 18:11

 Hi, my first 10k time was 48.48 on a hilly course. I've just done the bracknell 1/2 marathon in 1h43m.

I'm 29 and about 13 stone.

AHD
11/05/2010 at 18:21

i'm really hoping to get below 50 in Manchester on Sunday (crowds permitting)

I did about 52 this morning in my last distance training of the week.

 I don't look at my times while i'm running i just use the stopwatch on  my ipod, which is theen tucked out of the way..... perhaps i should invest in decent sports watch to keep tabs and get myself moving earlier.

21/06/2010 at 08:52
My first 10k was in November and I just hit the 60 minute mark. I hit the training hard and was getting sub 50 minutes in training but moved house and haven't trained as much recently. Did a Glasgow 10k yesterday, the mens health forum in 52.32 as was pretty pleased but I hope to be running sub 45 within a year or so.
I have my first half marathon in September too, will just be happy to get round that for now!
21/06/2010 at 09:50

My first ever 10k was a couple of months ago, I did it in 69mins, the next one was 64 & then yesterday I did my first 10k official race & got under 60mins! Woo hoo, go me, I did it in 59 mins 42 secs. I'm pleased beyond belief with myself. 

 The person who won yesterday did it in a mind bogglingly quick 35 mins. The thing I've found with running is that you're competing with yourself a lot of the time, not with anyone else. Of course there's an element of  competing with other runners but the satisfaction I feel about yesterday's race is not  with my race position but my time & the fact that I did it!

I'm 31, weigh 8 1/2 stone & have been running a few months.

21/06/2010 at 10:21
AHD wrote (see)

i'm really hoping to get below 50 in Manchester on Sunday (crowds permitting)


Angela, I have faith in you.

If you can run the 'Trunce' with the mud, the Woods, & river crossings, you should have got that 'PB'

21/06/2010 at 13:57

If you could be interested in a standardised piece of string, may I introduce you to age-graded WAVA calculations.

Edited: 21/06/2010 at 13:58
21/06/2010 at 18:00
Hi, I did my first 10k yesterday. My time was nowhere near as good as any above. I did it in 71 minutes. I'm pleased with it though because my goal was to get the whole way around without walking. I managed that. I obviously am going to work at getting that time down now by my next 10k which is in September.
22/06/2010 at 10:46
Hey, well done Cymru!
22/06/2010 at 20:02
Thanks
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