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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24/06/2013 at 17:37
Dachs wrote (see)

My main reason for having kids was to beat other dads on sports day.  So far, no such thing as a parents' race has come about. 

You wanna get on the board of guvnors and start making changes!

Blue Peter    pirate
24/06/2013 at 18:24
seren nos wrote (see)

you lot should run the mothers race.....they always seem to think its just a laugh.....the art is to wear some casual shorts and trainers ....becuae its summer.....without letting on that they have beem selected for maximum running potential......and then make a fuss when people say come on join the race....then go and slam the competition

Love the competitive edge seren

24/06/2013 at 18:24
Screamapillar wrote (see)

I bet none of you lot would want to race Matt's dad - imagine! 

 

 -----------------My Father was actually a Marathon runner back in his day, before he   blew his knee out. He's also very old so running isn't his thing anymore!

I woke up this morning as stiff as I have ever felt, so I feel very doubtful that I can come close to my time Today, or Tomorrow! Soon though I will give it a shot! And I will re-familiarize myself with the metric system just to be sure 

Also not quite sure how to get out of this quoting box...lol, as you can tell I'm new to forums.

 

Edited: 24/06/2013 at 18:29
seren nos    pirate
24/06/2013 at 18:33
Matt Bratovich wrote (see)
Screamapillar wrote (see)

I bet none of you lot would want to race Matt's dad - imagine! 

 

 -----------------My Father was actually a Marathon runner back in his day, before he   blew his knee out. He's also very old so running isn't his thing anymore!

I woke up this morning as stiff as I have ever felt, so I feel very doubtful that I can come close to my time Today, or Tomorrow! Soon though I will give it a shot! And I will re-familiarize myself with the metric system just to be sure 

Also not quite sure how to get out of this quoting box...lol, as you can tell I'm new to forums.

 

 

 

wow.don't tell me he is over 40

24/06/2013 at 18:59

Matt - promise when you realise the mistake you will tell us what it was.  

24/06/2013 at 19:03

Can't believe how sceptical you lot are. First shattering Tom Chinery's dreams, now this. Tsk.

24/06/2013 at 20:05

Is your real name Barry Allen?

24/06/2013 at 22:06

On the edge of my seat! 

24/06/2013 at 22:14

All the usual suspects have been hooked into this thread, it's like the RW Stasi!

At least Matt is following the more classic approach of quoting some hilariously impossible training time.

The boy Chinery favoured the less common "what he will do" approach.

Both have their ridiculous merits though.

24/06/2013 at 23:17

Stevie... Did you see the Alex Vero documentary? 

It was a few years ago, but I only saw it last week. He went from zero to 1:13 HM in a very short space of time... I'm thinking Master Chinery could actually do it! 

I think if we didnt have jobs, that 70 min HM wouldn't be so elusive. 

Edited: 24/06/2013 at 23:19
24/06/2013 at 23:36

Nah, Tom C's got a job now, Tim. I'm pinning all my hopes on Matt instead.

25/06/2013 at 06:25

This is a great thread

25/06/2013 at 06:44

Tim: Alex Vero, ah a 'comedy classic' from the past

The dad and mothers races at school sports day. Lets be honest Olympic Finals are less intense.

25/06/2013 at 06:45

Tim, was it from zero? And he got to 73.48 at Amsterdam, which even with huge mileage, no work, and a support team,  is still a heck of a distance from 69.59.

And his aim was an even sillier attempt to become elite, or qualify for a major champ wasn't it, something that makes our man Chins seem sensible in his aims.

25/06/2013 at 07:10

Stevie: I think it was to run in 2012 Olympic Marathon from memory...

Edited: 25/06/2013 at 07:10
25/06/2013 at 07:13

Stevie: Found the classic Vero thread and bumped it. It's over in Training.

25/06/2013 at 08:45

oh yes, I remember now.

Instead of "fat boy to sub 1hr 14" which would have been an incredible achievement and full respect from all, he instead evokes memories of setting a foolish target and failing miserably.

Quite harsh in fairness as sub 1hr 14 is still a quality time! I doubt too many on this thread have done one, PP and Deano, not sure too many others.

25/06/2013 at 08:48

Stevie; His thread certainly sparked 'an intense debate a few years ago.

25/06/2013 at 08:57
Stevie G . wrote (see)

oh yes, I remember now.

Instead of "fat boy to sub 1hr 14" which would have been an incredible achievement and full respect from all, he instead evokes memories of setting a foolish target and failing miserably.

Quite harsh in fairness as sub 1hr 14 is still a quality time! I doubt too many on this thread have done one, PP and Deano, not sure too many others.

 

Yes, that's how I saw it too.

The guy had all the support and time to train though. 

25/06/2013 at 09:22

To be honest I never managed a 74 half let alone a sub 74 half failing miserably with 75:04, never even broke 2:40 so I shouldn't really criticise the lad for his aspirations. and my modest times are so far in the distant past we had some decent marathon runners!!!!

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