What Are You Like?

You can find out in our brand-new reader profile survey!

In the nine months since we last looked at your runner-profile pages, our membership has doubled to 125,000. Time for an update!

As well as the few compulsory fields that new members fill in, around half of you go on to complete your optional profile pages (these tell us more about who reads the site, allow you to share a bit about your running with other runners – and give you the chance to win a monthly new-members prize).

That’s how we know that 12,500 of you have been running for over 10 years and that there’s a good chance that 42,500 of you will be lining up for a race this month.

If you're a member and you haven't filled in your My Profile page, do it now! It makes you eligible for our monthly prize of £100 of prime Asics kit.

Not a member yet? Register here, free, to enjoy our forums, event calendar, newsletter, competitions and more!

VITAL STATISTICS
I am...
Male 59%
Female 41%
Average Age..
Male 37 years
Female 33 years


MY RUNNING
I am a...
Beginner 29%
Regular recreational runner 62%
Serious competitive runner 9%
I have been running for...
Under 1 year 31%
1-3 years 25%
3-5 years 13%
5-10 years 10%
Over 10 years 21%
I run this many times a week...
1-3 times 58%
4-6 times 36%
Every day 2%
I don't 4%
My weekly mileage is about...
20 or less 58%
21-30 27%
31-40 12%
41-50 2%
I do these types of running...
Road / Pavement 44%
Trail / Grass / Woodland 27%
Athletics Track 5%
Treadmill 21%
Fell 3%
My most important reason for running is...
to get/stay in shape 10%
to feel better about myself 35%
to lose/maintain weight 27%
to be competitive in races 17%
to relieve stress 2%
to train for another sport 9%


MY RACING
My favourite races are...
10K 36%
Half-marathon 27%
5K 15%
Marathon 11%
Cross-country 3%
Triathlon 2%
Trail races 2%
Fell 1%
Adventure 1%
Ultra 1%
I take part in races...
Never 21%
1-11 times a year 68%
12-24 times a year 9%
25-52 times a year 2%
More than once a week 0%
I also do these sports...
Gym 16%
Swimming 18%
Walking (hill walking) 13%
Road cycling 13%
Gym (classes) 13%
Mountain biking 10%
Power Walking 4%
Triathlon 3%
Adventure Racing 2%
Skiing 8%


AND...
I have run for charity in the last 12 months...
No 63%
Yes 37%
I have been injured in the last 12 months...
Yes 53%
No 47%

(NB: If any figures look odd, bear in mind that the percentages are proportions of respondants to each individual question; and that not all answers have been shown)