Strava Says Youngsters Need to Stick to their goals, men need to try harder
Strava notes a big annual uptick every January in goal setting. That’s not surprising but what is perhaps surprising is the degree to which different age groups stick to their goals.
To cut to the chase: Gen z (18-29) are the best at setting goals but the older generations are best at following through in this order of age: 70s, 50s, 60s, 40s, 30s and 20s.
The most common goal in the UK is for a 5K race, which is no surprise either as, literally, millions of Brits have signed up for a 5k parkun at some point or other. The average British woman runs a 5K in 31:50 minutes, while the average British man takes 27:16 minutes to complete the distance and this ties in with the official average parkrun time of 29:02.
The findings also show that men and women are both as likely to reach their January goals, but women run for around 10% longer, based on time, than men in January. According to the 2022 data, the first month of the year sees the average British woman on Strava run for a total of 2:36 hours over five runs, 14 minutes longer than the average British man who typically runs for 2:22 hours across four runs in January.
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