5k World Record For 9 Year Old

Source: Michael Blum (Dad!?)

November 2014: Zach Blum finishes in 18:30 for road based 5k World Record

2011: Lucas Bourgoyne is the track record holder for 5k at 18:41.3

Those times are obviously fast for kids and super-well done to both of them.

I’m surprised that the ‘record’ is ‘only’ as fast as that though. Several in my peer group have kids (girls & boys) who I’m sure have run not too far off that. Maybe my memory eludes me. Maybe they were a little older.

Edit: Here are some records for Bushy Park…not the fastest parkrun.

Age Category  
Age Grading  
JM10 520 31/05/2014 Bryn DAVIES 00:18:50 83.81%
JM11-14 386 10/12/2011 Jivendra SINGH 00:16:10 87.73%
JM15-17 386 10/12/2011 Bradley GOATER 00:15:37 86.45%
JW10 510 22/03/2014 Anna HEDLEY 00:20:05 84.98%
JW11-14 558 07/02/2015 Holly PAGE 00:18:07 86.75%
JW15-17 489 09/11/2013 Sophia PARVIZI-WAYNE 00:18:01 84.92%


PS IMO it is not a great idea to get your kids to this sort of standard at this age with run-specific training. Variety is key. Wait a few years.

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