I have been exercising to improve my time for distances from 100m to 1km for the past two months, and I feel that I have made a decent amount of progress. However, I get a feeling that even my new times are quite slow relative to other people about my age who practice running. So, referring to coaches and maybe people who have access to useful statistics, what is considered an average good time, among people the age from 17 to 20, who practice running regularly on an amateur level for (any of) the following distances: 100m, 400m, 800m, 1000m?
For the purposes of comparison, here are my record running times:
- 100m - 11.9 secconds
- 400m - 59 seconds
- 800m - 2 minutes 10 seconds
- 1000m - 2 minutes 45 seconds
Also, please don't be afraid to be as harsh as possible and be as truthful as you can - i.e. even if my times are absolutely awful for my age, please say it.