The fastest spider is the giant house spider [warning: link goes to a photo of a gross spider], which can reach speeds of 1.73 feet per second. That’s only about 1 mile per hour.
Correspondingly, what is the largest spider in the UK?
Regarding this, how do you tell if a giant spider is male or female?
Focus on the pedipalps, which are the two appendages located near the mouthparts. If they are clubbed, or bulbous, then that’s a male! Straight, unshaped appendages mean that spider is a female. These pedipalps are used during spider mating.