Specific Endurance Test With 250 Metre Endurance Test

250 Metre Endurance Test. The objective of this test is to monitor the development of the athlete’s specific endurance for 200 metres.

Required resources
To undertake this test you will require:
  • 400m track – 250rn marked section
  • Stop watch
  • Assistant.
How to conduct the test
  • The athlete undertakes a 250m run from a standing start
  • The assistant records the time for the athlete to complete 250m.
Analysis of the result is by comparing it with the results of previous tests. It is expected that, with appropriate training between each test, the analysis would indicate an improvement.
Predicted 200m time
The athlete’s 200m time can be predicted from their 250m time using the following algorithm:
  • =14.531737 + (“250m Time” x -0.19884) + ( “250m Time” x “250m Time” x 0.0164982)
Target Group
This test is suitable for sprinters but not for individuals where the test would be contraindicated.
Reliability would depend upon how strict the test is conducted and the individual’s level of motivation to perform the test.
Mackenzie, Brian. 2005. 101 Performance Evalution Test. Electric World Plc. London.
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