The cross country season is not over just yet, however it is soon coming to an end, with the indoor and seasons being on many peoples minds. Because of this, many runners are looking at targeting personal bests and hitting specific times, this can only be done however if you know your exact splits at different points. Therefore, I have complied a few of the best online running split calculators which will do all the arduous maths for you.
These are a variety of websites, some calculating your pace in min/ mile for example, with others giving you a breakdown of your 100m times over an 800m, all of which will somewhere cater for your needs this track season.
1. Pace Calculator – By coolrunning.com
This is actually the website which I use most often when working out different paces. It is extremely easy to use, all you have to do is put in the distance you are running and the time in which you would like to complete that run and it will subsequently give you the average pace you would have to run at.
One of the advantages of this calculator is the ability of inputting a given pace that you know you want to run and it will tell you what time you would compete a given distance in. This is just a small point, but can come in useful. There is also the option to display the calmative splits, but only for the given pace unit, either every mile or kilometre.
This is most useful for long runs rather than track splits however – unless you want to know mile/ kilometre splits over a 5km, for example – as it will only give you that average pace over that distance. However, if that is what you’re looking for, then this is perfect and very simple!
2. Lap Split Calculator – By caltaf.com
The lap split calculator is quite similar to the previous pace calculator website. The idea is essentially the same, putting in your race distance/ desired time and it will give your pace.
However, this one is slightly different as instead of giving the pace in min/ mile, you can input a split distance such as 200m, and it will give you the time in which you have to complete each of these individual splits.
3. Split Calculator – By splitcalc.com
This last website is probably the most useful in terms of calculating your spits for each section of a race, for example, working out what your 1200m split for a 1500m would be. Again, you choose your time and distance, along with the split distance you want to know your splits for.
However, unlike the caltaf.com calculator, here you will be given a calmative time for each of your splits as shown below:
This is extremely useful when getting told your splits throughout a race on the track, meaning you know each time, rather than having to work it out as you go having known just your 400m pace for example. Lastly, this website is also very useful as you can easily print out your calculated splits and have them their ready for any session or race.