Fast run­ners and rid­ers

Warwickshire Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE -

RUN­NERS in the West Mid­lands and cy­clists in War­wick­shire are some of the fastest in the UK.

Ac­cord­ing to data from Strava, an app and web­site al­low­ing cy­clists and run­ners to log their work­outs, run­ners in the West Mid­lands logged an av­er­age pace of 5 mins 29 secs per km on their runs in 2016, one of the fastest av­er­ages in the UK.

Over­all, run­ners in the West Mid­lands logged 334,136 runs in 2016.

Cy­clists in War­wick­shire are also among the fastest, log­ging an av­er­age speed of 24.02km/h, around 14.9mph, on their rides.

Across the UK cy­clists logged 27.4 mil­lion rides through­out the year, tot­ting up 800 mil­lion km along the way.

An un­sea­son­ably high 25C was recorded on May 8 re­sult­ing in that day be­com­ing the year’s most pop­u­lar day for a ride.

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