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Here are some stats from the nice people at parkrun.
It seems that half a million of you have completed 5K in less than 45 minutes and a surprisingly high number of people who have gone below 20 minutes – to do that sort of performance you HAVE to train to some degree. Looks like we are all getting fitter as a nation.
Other stats show that 6m runs were completed by males and 4 million by females. 1.5 million runs (including 2ks) were completed by the under 17 year olds.
|Fastest Run Time of UK 5k parkrunners – 52 weeks to 20.3.16|
|UK 5k parkrunners – 52 w/e 20th March 2016||Number of Runners in Last 52 Weeks||Share of Runners in Last 52 Weeks|
|Fastest Time 0-19:59||32,575||6.4%|
|Fastest Time 20-24:59||147,372||28.8%|
|Fastest Time 25-29:59||163,901||32.1%|
|Fastest Time 30-34:59||100,122||19.6%|
|Fastest Time 35-39:59||43,688||8.6%|
|Fastest Time 40-44:59||15,481||3.0%|
|Fastest Time 45-49:59||5,140||1.0%|
|Fastest Time 50-54:59||1,701||0.3%|
|Fastest Time 55-59:59||623||0.1%|
|Fastest Time 60 Mins +||219||0.0%|