5k in 23:31 - but aged 10!

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20/06/2013 at 09:24
Oops I meant nephew. I was so shocked at how old the thread was I forgot the family relationship.
I hope the answer was option 1 but due to the lack of an update I'd guess option 2.
20/06/2013 at 10:52

All I know is that  the regularity with which junior "10 run" white T-shirts pass me in the last 50 metres of my parkrun,is getting beyond a joke!

21/06/2013 at 16:00

I remember running for my school in the first and second year, so being 13/14  and running around 5 min for the 1500m and there was a couple who were faster than me.

I was smaller than the others and a late developer so no matter how hard I pushed I just couldn't keep up with the one or two others that were good.

I ran longer distances cross country but I can't remember the times.

As an aside when I picked up running again recently at the age of 31 the first race I had was a 5K and when I pushed it the pain took me back to my school days and brought back to me the pain of running competively


Edited: 21/06/2013 at 16:01
21/06/2013 at 17:20

with the advent of parkruns, many younger kids now love running... my son (8) plays a lot of football, swimming and now loves parkruns... does them when we can and is already running just over 23mins.. and there are a number of others within a few mins of him.

I love seeing them all run together, going fast/slow etc... and he loves it..

Not sure how he'll progress, but i need to watch it... won't be too many years before his old man gets very concerned!

21/06/2013 at 23:20

Bah - it's not a level playing field, these young 'uns will be far lighter than the likes of us!  I bet they are lugging around at least 40Kg less than I do, no wonder they get such good times! 

Edited: 21/06/2013 at 23:21

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