SusanB asked in SportsRunning · 4 weeks ago

Is a 6:30 mile for a 12 year old boy good?

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  • .
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Here's some info (note some of it is the same as marty's answer, but he did not cite his source) :

    "A 12-year-old boy who can complete a 1-mile run in eight minutes and 40 seconds sits at about the 50th percentile in comparison to other boys his age. Any time faster than 8:40 would be considered a good time, since it puts the boy in the top half of his age class. If the boy runs the mile a minute faster, coming in at about seven minutes and 40 seconds, he rises to the 75th percentile. The best mile time a 12-year-old boy could expect is six minutes, which would put him in the 100th percentile."

    https://www.livestrong.com/article/549735-good-mil...

  • marty
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    A 12-year-old boy who can complete a 1-mile run in eight minutes and 40 seconds sits at about the 50th percentile in comparison to other boys his age. Any time faster than 8:40 would be considered a good time, since it puts the boy in the top half of his age class.

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