From London to Sweden, a new running tool takes the miles you run per week and shows you how far you could run around the world in a year.
The tool, created by performance sports brand ASICS, lets you enter your location and shows you the distance you cover in a month, six months and a year.
Whether you are new to running or already training for the marathon, this tool can help you to set realistic goals and become a better runner. It also shows you how you compare to other UK runners.
For example, if you are a 30-year-old north Londoner and run five miles per week, you could run as far as the Netherlands in a year.
According to the tool, if you run five miles a week at 30, you run 2.3 miles more per week than an average UK runner and an average of three miles more than your age group (25-34), meaning you are in the top 15 per cent of runners in the UK.
In addition to the tool, ASICS conducted the survey based on 2,000 respondents that looked into the distance, speed, consistency, reasons for running, time preferences and more. Please let me know if you would like me to send over more information.
You can see the key findings of the survey below:
The average British runner runs 9.24 miles a month, that’s equivalent to the distance of over four marathons in a year.
East Midlands has the fastest runners in the country, Northern Ireland has the slowest.
Londoners and people in South East England register the longest runs in the country, the former reportedly clocking in 11.6 miles every month – just 1.5 miles short of a half-marathon.
Wales has the highest percentage of runners that run daily, while London has the most consistent; one in two go running at least once a week.
People who run in the morning tend to run longer distances.
British women between the age of 35-44 run the longest average distance per month (14.85mi)
21% of British runners exercise to improve their mental health
Rick Hoving, Senior E-Commerce Manager EMEA at ASICS, said: “The results of our survey show that the UK is filled with runners of every description, whether it’s the early risers pounding the pavements or the weekly competitors out in the country lanes, enthusiasts are steadily clocking the miles and that’s something to be celebrated.
“While some of the results confirm what we know, that many run for fitness and health reasons, it’s encouraging to see how many people recognise the benefits for mental wellbeing. It’s also eye-opening to see that both men and women over 35 run the furthest, showing that people of all ages can enjoy the sport.
“By showing people how their daily run can translate into huge distances over the course of a year and how they compare to others around the country, we want to acknowledge their achievement and encourage people to get their trainers on!”