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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.


There are many things to factor in here, but I’d say the average time for girls for just a mile is anywhere from 8–10 minutes and for boys probably 7–9 minutes. However a good time for girls NOT on a track/cross country team would be around 7 minutes and 6 minutes for a boy not on a track team.


Many runners want to know what's considered a good time for running a mile (or kilometer), but it’s tough to answer that question because it’s extremely subjective. Depending on the runner’s age and gender, a “fast” time for a mile or kilometer can vary greatly.


Don't know what 'average' is, but in HS I never broke 60 sec for the 400, but ran 4:42 for the mile(1600). Since you are doing XC now tou'll be getting a bigger endurance base, just keep that mileage up over the winter off-season and you should be in a position to go sub 5-min this coming spring


A runner who is 17 to 21 and in good health runs a mile in about 6:30 if he is in the top 1 percent of that age group, according to standards set by the U.S. Army Physical Fitness Guide. Runners should shoot for a time of approximately 8:18 if they want to be in the 50 percent bracket for the age group.


No conclusive evidence exists on “average” 1-mile run times, because there is no scientifically agreed-upon average runner. Opinion varies widely, but most anecdotal evidence places the average between seven and 10 minutes per mile for a non-competitive, in-shape runner. The answer for each person differs based on a ...


well in my school the really athletic boys ran a mile and it only took them 7 mins but if you are average than probably 10 mins I am in 5th grade, i run the mile at the track meet and run around 6:40.


A decent time for a high schooler to run a mile in probably depends on what grade or maturity level the athlete is in. Most ninth graders can’t beat a runner who is a senior or even a junior. When you run in college you are expected to break 4:15 or even 4:10 now.


What Are Target Times by Age for Running a Mile? Official fitness tests such as those used by the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marshall Service often require younger men and women to run the equivalent of a mile in eight or nine minutes.


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