Polar, a leader in sport and fitness wearables, have unveiled global data from over 45 million runs registered on its devices, to give an insight into worldwide running habits. Data shows us Brits run above the average global running pace, and that our favourite time to run during the week is after work.
According to the worldwide data, gathered between April 2017 and March 2018, British runners ran an average of 7.3km on each run, with the average running session lasting around 47 minutes.
Running above the global average figure of 6:58 min/km, British runners averaged a pace of 6:47 min/km.
Interestingly, France was found to be the home of the world’s leading distance runners, clocking up an average of 9.1km each training run, whilst Poland was found to be the global pacesetters, running at an average of 6:22 min/km.
It also seems that for British runners, the after-work training session is preferable, with most Brits favouring a run at 6pm on weekdays. At the weekend, it seems we prefer to get up and run at around 9am.
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