5 Minutes Standards

Rowing Standards By Age And Ability

What is a good distance for 5 minutes?

A good distance for 5 minutes is 1,378 m. This is the average distance for 5 minutes across all ages and genders. The furthest distance for 5 minutes is 1,787 m.

Male 5 Minutes Rowing Distances

A good distance for a man rowing for 5 minutes is 1,440 m. This is the average distance for 5 minutes across men of all ages. The furthest distance rowed by a man for 5 minutes is 1,787 m.

Average distance rowed for 5 minutes by age and ability

Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 1,031 1,101 1,178 1,238 1,320 1,436
15 1,188 1,268 1,357 1,417 1,511 1,644
20 1,252 1,336 1,430 1,506 1,605 1,747
25 1,259 1,344 1,439 1,527 1,628 1,772
30 1,260 1,345 1,439 1,539 1,640 1,785
35 1,253 1,338 1,432 1,518 1,618 1,761
40 1,237 1,320 1,413 1,487 1,586 1,725
45 1,212 1,293 1,384 1,458 1,555 1,692
50 1,188 1,268 1,357 1,430 1,525 1,659
55 1,152 1,230 1,317 1,388 1,480 1,611
60 1,119 1,194 1,278 1,359 1,449 1,576
65 1,077 1,150 1,231 1,315 1,402 1,525
70 1,038 1,108 1,186 1,255 1,338 1,456
75 988 1,055 1,129 1,216 1,297 1,411
80 943 1,007 1,077 1,158 1,235 1,344
85 873 931 997 1,091 1,163 1,265
90 812 867 928 990 1,056 1,149
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 02:25.5 02:16.3 02:07.3 02:01.2 01:53.6 01:44.4
15 02:06.3 01:58.3 01:50.5 01:45.8 01:39.3 01:31.2
20 01:59.8 01:52.3 01:44.9 01:39.6 01:33.4 01:25.9
25 01:59.1 01:51.6 01:44.3 01:38.2 01:32.1 01:24.7
30 01:59.1 01:51.6 01:44.2 01:37.5 01:31.4 01:24.0
35 01:59.7 01:52.1 01:44.8 01:38.8 01:32.7 01:25.2
40 02:01.3 01:53.6 01:46.2 01:40.9 01:34.6 01:26.9
45 02:03.8 01:56.0 01:48.3 01:42.9 01:36.5 01:28.7
50 02:06.3 01:58.3 01:50.5 01:44.9 01:38.4 01:30.4
55 02:10.2 02:02.0 01:53.9 01:48.1 01:41.3 01:33.1
60 02:14.1 02:05.6 01:57.3 01:50.4 01:43.5 01:35.2
65 02:19.3 02:10.5 02:01.9 01:54.1 01:47.0 01:38.4
70 02:24.5 02:15.4 02:06.5 01:59.5 01:52.1 01:43.0
75 02:31.8 02:22.2 02:12.8 02:03.3 01:55.7 01:46.3
80 02:39.1 02:29.0 02:19.2 02:09.5 02:01.5 01:51.6
85 02:51.9 02:41.1 02:30.5 02:17.5 02:09.0 01:58.5
90 03:04.8 02:53.1 02:41.7 02:31.5 02:22.1 02:10.6
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 114 138 170 197 239 307
15 174 211 259 295 358 461
20 203 247 303 354 429 553
25 207 252 309 369 448 577
30 207 252 309 378 458 590
35 204 248 304 363 440 566
40 196 239 293 341 414 533
45 184 224 275 321 390 502
50 174 211 259 303 368 474
55 159 193 237 277 336 433
60 145 177 217 260 315 406
65 130 158 193 236 286 368
70 116 141 173 205 249 320
75 100 122 149 187 226 291
80 87 106 130 161 195 252
85 69 84 103 135 163 210
90 55 67 83 101 122 157
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 564 657 775 877 1034 1293
15 790 932 1112 1248 1484 1872
20 902 1068 1279 1469 1752 2217
25 916 1084 1299 1527 1822 2308
30 917 1085 1300 1558 1860 2357
35 905 1071 1282 1501 1791 2268
40 875 1034 1238 1421 1693 2142
45 831 981 1172 1347 1603 2026
50 790 932 1112 1278 1521 1919
55 734 863 1027 1181 1403 1767
60 683 801 952 1116 1323 1665
65 624 729 864 1023 1211 1521
70 573 667 788 908 1072 1342
75 513 594 698 839 988 1233
80 464 534 625 743 872 1083
85 395 451 523 643 750 927
90 345 390 448 515 596 728

Female 5 Minutes Rowing Distances

A good distance for a woman rowing for 5 minutes is 1,219 m. This is the average distance for 5 minutes across women of all ages. The furthest distance rowed by a woman for 5 minutes is 1,575 m.

Average distance rowed for 5 minutes by age and ability

Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 933 1,014 1,108 1,211 1,318 1,348
15 941 1,023 1,117 1,221 1,329 1,443
20 1,007 1,095 1,196 1,307 1,423 1,554
25 1,018 1,107 1,209 1,321 1,439 1,575
30 993 1,080 1,179 1,289 1,403 1,560
35 993 1,080 1,179 1,289 1,403 1,517
40 994 1,080 1,180 1,289 1,404 1,470
45 980 1,065 1,163 1,271 1,384 1,455
50 946 1,028 1,123 1,227 1,336 1,439
55 914 994 1,086 1,186 1,292 1,396
60 885 962 1,051 1,149 1,251 1,349
65 854 928 1,014 1,108 1,206 1,303
70 824 896 979 1,069 1,164 1,248
75 777 845 923 1,008 1,098 1,211
80 736 800 873 954 1,039 1,138
85 617 671 733 801 872 1,045
90 532 578 632 690 752 896
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 02:40.7 02:27.9 02:15.4 02:03.9 01:53.8 01:51.3
15 02:39.4 02:26.7 02:14.3 02:02.9 01:52.9 01:44.0
20 02:28.9 02:17.0 02:05.4 01:54.8 01:45.4 01:36.5
25 02:27.3 02:15.5 02:04.1 01:53.5 01:44.3 01:35.2
30 02:31.0 02:18.9 02:07.2 01:56.4 01:46.9 01:36.2
35 02:31.0 02:18.9 02:07.2 01:56.4 01:46.9 01:38.9
40 02:31.0 02:18.9 02:07.2 01:56.4 01:46.9 01:42.0
45 02:33.1 02:20.9 02:09.0 01:58.0 01:48.4 01:43.1
50 02:38.6 02:25.9 02:13.6 02:02.3 01:52.3 01:44.2
55 02:44.0 02:30.9 02:18.2 02:06.4 01:56.1 01:47.5
60 02:49.4 02:35.9 02:22.7 02:10.6 01:59.9 01:51.2
65 02:55.7 02:41.6 02:28.0 02:15.4 02:04.4 01:55.1
70 03:02.0 02:47.4 02:33.3 02:20.3 02:08.8 02:00.2
75 03:13.0 02:57.5 02:42.5 02:28.7 02:16.6 02:03.8
80 03:23.9 03:07.6 02:51.8 02:37.2 02:24.4 02:11.8
85 04:02.9 03:43.5 03:24.6 03:07.2 02:51.9 02:23.5
90 04:41.9 04:19.3 03:57.4 03:37.3 03:19.5 02:47.3
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 84 108 141 184 238 254
15 86 111 145 189 244 311
20 106 136 177 232 299 389
25 110 141 183 239 309 405
30 102 131 170 222 287 393
35 102 131 170 222 287 362
40 102 131 170 222 287 330
45 97 125 163 213 275 319
50 88 113 147 191 247 309
55 79 102 133 173 224 282
60 72 92 120 157 203 254
65 65 83 108 141 182 230
70 58 75 97 127 164 202
75 49 63 82 106 137 184
80 41 53 69 90 116 153
85 24 31 41 53 69 118
90 16 20 26 34 44 75
Age Beginner Novice Intermediate Advanced Elite WR
10 412 502 625 787 989 1051
15 420 512 638 804 1011 1266
20 494 607 762 966 1220 1561
25 507 624 784 995 1257 1620
30 477 586 735 930 1173 1576
35 477 586 735 930 1174 1458
40 477 586 735 931 1174 1336
45 461 566 708 896 1129 1296
50 425 518 647 815 1025 1258
55 393 478 594 746 936 1156
60 365 442 548 686 858 1052
65 337 406 501 625 779 959
70 313 375 460 572 711 854
75 278 330 401 495 612 788
80 250 294 354 434 532 670
85 186 212 248 295 354 540
90 153 170 193 223 260 375

What do the rowing abilities mean?

Beginner Faster than 5% of rowers. A beginner rower has started rowing and has rowed for at least a month.
Novice Faster than 20% of rowers. A novice rower has rowed regularly for at least six months.
Intermediate Faster than 50% of rowers. An intermediate rower has rowed regularly for at least two years.
Advanced Faster than 80% of rowers. An advanced rower has rowed for over five years.
Elite Faster than 95% of rowers. An elite rower has dedicated over five years to become competitive at rowing.

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