Is 13:38 a competitive 5k time for 16 year old

Wondering whether or not I should seriously take up running

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17/07/2013 at 19:34

I may send him out wearing a head cam...   

18/07/2013 at 05:53

Scream: A good idea I'd say...

19/07/2013 at 20:52

He's not got a spot in the Monaco Diamond League 5000m.

Aw that's a shame...

20/07/2013 at 07:44

Mo's heard about him and is sharpening his speed

20/07/2013 at 08:31

Yeah, he's got him worried

20/07/2013 at 14:03

Scream: It does looks like it

24/07/2013 at 12:50

Is 13.38 a competative 5k time for 16 year old:

The answer is most definately yes.

Get yourself down to your nearest club, as soon as you can and ask them the same question.

Then let us know how it pans out.

24/07/2013 at 14:53

13:38 - you just pipped Mo Farah by three seconds - he gets silver, you get gold in teh 5000m final London Olympics.

24/07/2013 at 14:59

Its a shame Matt never came back to fess up to us as to what the error was. My guess remains it was set in k's not miles.

29/07/2013 at 07:50

Nothing new from Matt ? We wait with bated breath...

29/07/2013 at 15:13
Pop EYE wrote (see)

Is 13.38 a competative 5k time for 16 year old:

The answer is most definately yes.

Get yourself down to your nearest club, as soon as you can and ask them the same question.

Then let us know how it pans out.

  You did read the replies and not just the title right? He's one of the world's elite at age 16 with no training - either some sort of miracle happened or he got his distance wrong.

cougie    pirate
29/07/2013 at 15:30
A miracle you say ? Isn't the pope over that way this week ? He's probably on his way to bless the sacred treadmill.
29/07/2013 at 15:39

the fact he could do it without any more than a couple of quick stretches by way of warm up makes the achievement all the more miraculous.

29/07/2013 at 15:47
DT19 wrote (see)

the fact he could do it without any more than a couple of quick stretches by way of warm up makes the achievement all the more miraculous.

He couldn't do it every day mind. Only a couple of times a week 

29/07/2013 at 19:38
Pop EYE wrote (see)

Is 13.38 a competative 5k time for 16 year old:

The answer is most definately yes.

Get yourself down to your nearest club, as soon as you can and ask them the same question.

Then let us know how it pans out.

It's like the last 360+ replies didn't happen

30/07/2013 at 07:09

Mo Farah hasn't raced 5000m since Matt's original post.

He has raced 3000m and 1500m to avoid this kid !

Poor Mo, he is now reduced to challenging Usain Bolt to a race over 600m to get away from Matt's 5K potential

30/07/2013 at 21:39

My GFA calculator gives it at 98.36% so still some room for improvement.

Edited: 30/07/2013 at 21:40
31/07/2013 at 07:47

Plodder: He is only 16 and it's off natural talent...

31/07/2013 at 08:34
birkmyre wrote (see)

Plodder: He is only 16 and it's off natural talent...

Wow. He needs to get down to 13:24 for 100%. He's probably capable of that with just a little bit of training. Tried to put in a quicker time but quickly deleted it as the computer started to overheat.

31/07/2013 at 10:02

Plodder: Yeah with 1 or even 2 track sessions and a longer run per week he'll do that no problem

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