Were you faster or slower than the average runner of your age group? How big is the difference between the overall female and male average finish times? Here is the CPH Half in numbers.
The CPH Half ’17 became a very special race. A race, which produced an all-time world-lead top three over the distance, but which just as quickly was struck by a disastres weather, which turned finish times into second priority.
However, all runners have put numerous hours of preparation and training into being able to complete the CPH Half, so let’s take a look at the CPH Half numbers.
The average times
The overall average finish time was 1:56.19, which is 34 seconds faster than 2016.
Men’s average time over the 21,0975 kilometres was 1:51.01. This is a 56 seconds improvement from the 2016 average time of 1:51,57.
The women were on average 0:13.43 minutes slower to reach the finish line, running the distance on an average of 2:04.44. This is however 4 seconds faster than the 2016 average of 2:04,48.
In the table below you can compare your own finish time to the average finish time of your age group and gender.
Winner of the men’s race, Abraham Cheroben, kept an average speed of 2:47 minutes per kilometer.
The average speed of the women’s race winner, Eunice Chumba, was 3:09 min/km.
Your personal average speed appears from your finisher certificate. Using the pace calculator in the CPH Half app you can also calculate different average and finish times over the distance.
This many started and finished
Of a total of 21,244 entrants, 18,710 runners lined up behind the starting line.
Despite of the thunderstorm, which caused the race be discontinued, 98.27% of all starters were able to cross the finish line.
No less than 106 different nations were represented in the field, international participants making up a record-high 21.6%.
The share of international runners was 10% in 2015 and 16.7% in 2016.
The largest age group is 25-29 (14.85%) followed by 40-44 years (14%), 35-39 (13%) and 45-49 (12.8%).
This means that the age group of 25-29 Years-Old has surpassed the 40-44 age group, which was the largest last year.