Being able to calculate pace and speed quickly and easily can be very useful for runners.
To help you with some of the basics I've produced some super-easy to use calculators so that you can:
- Convert Miles to Km
- Convert Km to Miles
- Calculate a Race Finish Time from an average Pace
- Calculate average pace and speed for a race finish time
- Calculate your VO2 Max
And just for fun:
- Calculate the cumulative total distance for all the races you've ever completed
Just refresh this page in your browser to reset the calculators and have another go.
Distance Unit Converter
If you work in miles but a running friend of yours likes to work in km, it can get confusing to discuss and agree running routes. The following calculator should make sure you understand each other better. You're welcome...
Calculate Your Race Finish Time
Use this next calculator to estimate your race finish time - based on a consistent average pace in either minutes/mile or minutes/km.
Race Pace & Speed Calculator
Have you ever had some smart-arse (usually not a runner) ask you what was your average 'speed' for a race you've just completed? Or maybe you're just curious to find that out yourself. Well fear not my running friend - I can help you with that. And you don't have to dig out your old school calculator or rummage through your phone settings. Just use this handy calculator:
Simple VO2 Max Calculator
Use the simple calculator below to estimate your VO2Max based on your resting heart rate and your age:
A word of caution, I personally find this method far too simplistic. Because it uses the standard 220-age to estimate Max HR. Then drops that number into the following formula (Max HR/RHR) x 15.3
If your actual Max HR is higher than 220 - your age then the result may be a little bit adrift for you.
Total Racing Distance
I've created this calculator simply because I could and it amused me. Obviously this isn't a grand total of all the running you've ever done, as it doesn't factor in your training runs. But it's still an eye opener.
If you run ultra distance races, I'm afraid you'll have to use your fingers and toes to tally those up and add them on afterwards. Apologies for that - but there could be a very long list of boxes that most people left blank if I included absolutely every race distance. I haven't included school egg & spoon races for the same reason. And if your egg & spoon races were ultra distance events - then I'm glad I didn't go to your school.
Now aren't you glad you did that?
If you want a real treat - go to this map, enter your post code or address, input your total racing distance and see how far away from your neighbours it could get you.
If you're not sure how it works - watch the demonstration video below.