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Run a 5k in under 30 minutes

Running 5k in under 30 minutes is the first time for distance goal you should be working towards as a beginner runner. Some might be able to do it first time round but for most newcomers it might take a little bit of training before you can run a 5k.

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“PB 26.56. Really happy, now to add on another 5kms. I did this in conjunction with running 3times per week for 4 weeks and this built up the stamina and speec nicely.”

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Robin B Run a 5k in under 30 minutes Challenge

Contributorsilver Robin B Yesterday my run - 5.03km - 30mins 12secs - So take of the extra 30 meters, I may of completed this. But I will not say I have achieved until I do that exact run in less than 30 minutes.......Tomorrow I think will be the effort - Or tonight. Hmmmmmmmmm

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Tamara A Run a 5k in under 30 minutes Challenge
Wet, slushy street run & windy as well!

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Jane H Run a 5k in under 30 minutes Challenge

Contributorgold Jane H 5k event in 24:33

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Tamara A Run a 5k in under 30 minutes Challenge

Contributorgold Tamara A I run an easy 5km in under 25 min, a hard 5 km will be 21 minutes or less; my best being sub 20 minutes!

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Kevin G Run a 5k in under 30 minutes Challenge

Speed work, Intervals and Fartlek sessions allow you to push hard and recover whilst understanding how hard you can actually push. Strength training and stretching will help too. Don't race yourself every session, so...

Monica S Run a 5k in under 30 minutes Challenge

My running buddy and I work in speed work on the track, repeaters and such. I also have some challenges she designed for the teams she coaches. That are good for developing the speed. When I am out on a run I track w...

Jeconiah M Run a 5k in under 30 minutes Challenge
“ 5K Morning Run in the countryside, near the sea. Lots of inclines along the terrain...might have shaved 2 Minutes off my finish time, if not for them! "
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Brad N Run a 5k in under 30 minutes Challenge

Hi Beka, I would have to say the most effective motivator for progression for me is the public proclamation of a target or an attempt at a PB, otherwise I find myself running within myself a lot and not breaking free...

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