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5km prediction research
Wed Dec 7, 2016 07:46

Would you like to predict your 5k running time?

Researchers at the University of East London are exploring the potential of a running test to enable runners to predict their 5k running time. To date, most research has been conducted on elite and high-level runners, mainly through laboratory based tests which can be expensive and are inaccessible to most runners.

If you would like to take part, you will need to have a GPS device, such as a smart phone or running watch to record your distance. The trial consists of a warm up, then three runs, of 3, 7 and 12 minutes, as fast as you can, with a 30-minute rest in between each one, which can include a warm down, and a warm up ahead of the next run. Then, one week later, complete a 5k run, which can be your normal parkrun or another 5k run of your choice.

More details information and all the participation forms can be found at the link below. Should you have any further questions or would like more information, please contact Gill Macaskill ( or Dr Andy Galbraith ( at the University of East London.



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