Throughout the years many teams have improved their overall times and persons are becoming much fitter and faster. We analysed speed versus terrain and slope, some of our findings are summarised below:
- Distance: >15km
- Terrain: Land
- Average slope: 10.5%, -11.5%
- Average speed of the fastest team: 6.23km/h
- Average speed of the slowest team: 3.3km/h
Note: Under 15km the speed increases by 0.3km/h; for every 0.1% increase in average slope and maintaining the same distance, the speed reduces by 0.1%. A huge reduction in speed is evidenced by change in terrain to water (river hike); it drops to approximately 4km/h for a distance under 8km.
Fusion is not predictable but depending on whether or not you want to compete or complete, you should have an idea of the speeds you should be clocking in your training. Happy and safe training…