Looking to start running as part of your regular routine? Look no further than this running milestone - run 5km in under 30 minutes.
Whether it's marathons, trails, road, ultras or on the track, all runners have to start somewhere, and the 5km run is a great place to start!
There are many different schools of thought on the best way to get your running to the 5km in under 30 minute pace, so here are some to consider for your training:
One benefit to these training methods is that you run less of a risk of developing a 'comfort zone' or 'plodding zone' - you know, that pace which you feel you could maintain for the rest of the day if you really had to. Whilst a consistent running pace is important to develop, it can be very easy to fall into the habit of having a one-pace-only running style: the plod.
“29 mins 13. So pleased to get under the half hour and complete my first tribe challenge. I started out with the NHS couch to 5km podcasts and have built from there so if I can do it, anyone can.” -Lee C
“Set a fast pace and go left right left till it is done.” - Angel A
“I ran my first 5K in 2012 and ran it in 27:30. I was very happy with that. I have run 3 additional 5K races since that time and have dropped my time with every race. My next goal is to run a sub 25 minutes!!” - David L