The study found that Yorkshire & the Humber (14%), Scotland (15%) and South West (15%) were revealed to have the lowest proportion of runners who ran a few times a week. In comparison, nearly one-third of Londoners were pounding the pavement multiple times per week.
|How often do you run?||A few times a week|
|Yorkshire & the Humber||14%|
|East of England||22%|
North East England (1%), Northern Ireland (2%) and South West England (2%) have the lowest number of daily runners, while Wales (6%), Scotland (5%) and Greater London (5%) have most consistent runners.
|How often do you run?||Every day|
|Yorkshire & the Humber||3%|
|East of England||4%|
The UK’s Fastest & Slowest Runners
The ASICS study also found that runners in the East Midlands and South East England are the speediest at just 12:08 and 12:40 per mile. Londoners and Northern Irish runners lagged behind significantly, coming in at over one minute and two minutes slower, respectively.
|Region||Avg mile time, mm:ss|
|East of England||12:51|
|Yorkshire and the Humber||13:30|
Which Regions Run The Furthest?
Londoners and respondents in South East England register the longest runs in the country, the former clocking in an average of 11.6 miles every month – just 1.5 mile short of a half marathon and over one mile further than the following region. Conversely, those in South East England and Wales do the shortest runs, on average.
|Region||Avg miles per month|
|East of England||9.5|
|Yorkshire and the Humber||8.1|
Discover How Far You Can Run In A Year
In addition, ASICS created a tool to allow you and your readers to discover just how far you could run in a year, and how you compare to other UK runners. You can explore the tool here.