Running pace calculator including an accurate race predictor and running splits
The running pace calculator is the main function of the application. Its a multi purpose tool for runners that instantly updates distance, speed or time as needed. Enter a race distance and target time to check the pace needed. Convert between pace per mile, pace per kilometre or pace per 400m. Standard race distances are available for selection or alternatively enter your own distance. Speed conversions can be useful for runners who run on a treadmill. Instead of minutes per mile or minutes per kilometre you can enter your running speed in kph, mph or m/s.
Cadence calculator shows you your stride length at a given cadence. You can update either stride length or cadence to see how the other is affected. For example, if I run a 5k in 20 minutes at 180 steps per minute how many meters am I covering with each stride.
Age Grading is available in the pace calculator for 5k, 10k, half marathon and marathon. This compares your time over the distance to the world record time based on age and gender. It's a nice way to compare your result to a runner of another gender, different age category, or just running a different race distance.
Body Mass Index – (BMI) is a guide to the healthy weight range for your height used by the government and health professionals. It might not be applicable to every body type but its a good starting point! Enter your height and weight in lbs or kilograms to get your BMI score and a useful BMI reference guide. You can set a preference to show or hide the BMI section from the pace calculator if you wish.
If you have a race time and you would like to get an estimate of what you might be running in another race you can use the race time predictor. Here you enter a time for any of the provided distances and all other distances instantly update with your predicted finish time at that distance. This is also a nice feature when you want to compare your 5k time with a friends marathon time. Distances available range from 400m to running a full marathon. Example usage as a marathon time predictor: I can run 5k in 25 minutes. How long do you think it will take me to run a marathon?
Finally you can plan for your next race using the running splits screen. Pick a distance from 1500m to a marathon or a custom distance, enter your time and we'll display the splits that you will need to run for that time, assuming an even pace. You can configure whether you would like the splits listed per kilometre, per mile, per 400m, per 5 kilometres and per 5 miles.