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Typically, adults walk at a speed of 3 to 4 miles per hour, which means they can walk a mile in about 15 to 20 minutes. There will be people who are faster than others and their speed is determined by gender and age as well as fitness levels.

It is possible to determine the speed of your walk?

If you're planning a trip, day out or training for a race or sponsored walk, it's important to determine how long it will take you to walk a mile. Your individual health can affect how much time it takes to walk one mile. But, you should take into account other factors such as age, gender, pace and general health.

The speed at which you walk is based on your age.

 's not the incredible phenomenon by which it takes up to three hours to walk just two blocks with a toddler (so many interesting cracks in walls to look at!)

It might surprise you to discover that the sprightly twentysomethings actually tend to walk at a slower pace than their older thirty-something and forty-something counterparts. It is true. When we hit our 40s and beyond, our walking speed is reduced.

At 2.1 mph, it would take a 75-year old to walk a mile at an average of just over 30 minutes (28 minutes and 34 seconds) for the average age of 23 is at 3mph and walk for just 20 minutes.

Walking speed varies by gender

In all age ranges Men walk faster than women. This is because they generally have larger legs. They could also be more likely to be late for something.

Tempo and speed of walking according to

When calculating how far it will take to walk for a mile, there is another factor you need to think about: Are you walking, strolling , or slogging on the street. If you like the country air it will mean that your pace is more sluggish than when you're concerned about not getting to the train.

Here are some numbers to help you select the best pace for you:

Fast 100 to 119 steps per hour or 11 minutes per miles

Normal: 80 to 99 steps per minute/ 15 minutes per mile

Relaxed 60-79 steps per minute/20 minutes per mile

You can see the mile chart below to get an estimate of how much time it takes to walk a certain distance at a normal, quick or leisurely pace.

The Proclaimers need to walk 500 miles in the time. That's the final part of the chart. In a normal rate of walking, it takes approximately 125 hours to complete the task.