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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cougie    pirate
26/06/2013 at 09:08
We should capitalise on this really. So many world talents are announced on the forum. We should sign them up as clients. Imagine - the trinity of Barton Runner, Tom and our friend here ?

Get me Nike on the phone...
26/06/2013 at 09:13

Who is Barton Runner? 

(I will let you into a secret I did google marathon runners with Matts 'apparent surname' to see if I could find a good marathon runner from back in the day - but wasn't able to find one).

26/06/2013 at 09:22
26/06/2013 at 10:56

Screampillar - thanks am now up to "speed" - I mean in terms of reading the thread - not using map my run.  

Cheerful Dave    pirate
26/06/2013 at 11:15
RicF wrote (see)

What about me? 73:43 in Battersea Park. Finished the race absolutely peed off as I knew I couldn't ever be any faster than that. Odd how time tempers such nonsense.

Apart from that GNR result, eh Ric?

Cheerful Dave    pirate
26/06/2013 at 11:18

Finally I can get one over PP: not only have I met and spoken to Sarah Storey, but had dinner with her.  Oh, and Jodie Swallow was there too.

26/06/2013 at 11:47

Did she? Swallow?

26/06/2013 at 11:53

  Tsk. How Rude! 

I'm not sure a 16 year old should be reading this on his thead. He might get his dad to come you...

Edited: 26/06/2013 at 11:55
26/06/2013 at 12:15

His Dad's knees are trashed - I'll race him!!

26/06/2013 at 19:05

funny Barton runner didn't return...

26/06/2013 at 19:07

Maybe her cheap trainers fell to bits

26/06/2013 at 19:08

The title of this thread is hilarious though isn't it.

If you know someone who can do 15:xx they'll be the best runner locally generally by far.

Know someone 14:xx and they'll basically win every race in your region.

13:xx? has anyone ever met anyone who's run that?

The idea of a 16 year old doing that time?

The idea of a 16year old wondering if it's "competitive" for that age


26/06/2013 at 19:28

all these posts aren't from DF3 are they?  

26/06/2013 at 19:35


Grendel3 wrote (see)

all these posts aren't from DF3 are they?  


Does a sub 17 5k translate to a 6.23 marathon?


26/06/2013 at 20:08

Stevie G; The only guy I ever (occasionally) ran with who'd run 13 minutes and something for 5000m was a Scottish runner called Lachie Stewart. He ran for Britain in 1972 Olympics and had won the 10,000m in 1970 Commonwealth Games.

Edited: 26/06/2013 at 20:08
26/06/2013 at 20:21
Screamapillar wrote (see)


Grendel3 wrote (see)

all these posts aren't from DF3 are they?  


Does a sub 17 5k translate to a 6.23 marathon?


I meant sub 14 obviously...

26/06/2013 at 21:45

I used to use a phone app (MapMyRun or some bollocks) that informed me once that in my 35 minutes of lolloping around a park, i'd covered 10k.  Needless to say, it had somewhat spazzed out, failing wholeheartedly to do the single task it was designed for and was telling me terrible untruths.

That's about the only fair explanation here that doesn't involve accusing the OP of being a dirty big fibbing toerag.

26/06/2013 at 21:49

it's odd to understand how people don't appreciate that all technology can go wrong.

just a week ago, when I was doing an easy paced run with a bit of a niggle, one of the miles came out about 5.40 pace.

That'd be a bit slower than my 10k pace, and I certainly wasn't close to that intensity!

26/06/2013 at 22:46

Here it is; not my best time, but now I know the full affects of having a bit of dairy an hour before running this   distance is measured in Miles btw which is why distance is "3.1" SORRY I know It's not a good quality picture, the lighting in the gym was  dark! 14:05


Edited: 26/06/2013 at 22:47
26/06/2013 at 22:53

I could 'run' a 2:10 mara by sticking the tready on 20kph then going to the bar.........

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