The 2.4 km Run Test is to Assessing Aerobic Endurance

The 2.4 km Run Test

The objective of The 2.4 km Run Test is to monitor the development of the athlete’s aerobic endurance.

Required resources The 2.4 km Run Test

To undertake this test you will require:
  • 400 metre track
  • Stop watch
  • Assistant.

How to conduct the 2.4 km run test

The 2.4 km Run Test 

The 2.4 km run test is conducted as follows:

  • Athlete to complete a 10 minute warm up
  • Athlete to run 2.4 km (6 laps of a 400m track) as fast as possible
  • Assistant to keep athlete informed of the number of laps remaining to complete the test
  • Assistant to record the time taken for the athlete to run 2.4km
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.

Target group
This 2.4 km  run test is suitable for active athletes 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.

There are no published tables to relate results to potential performance in competition but for general people is in table below
Rating Males Females
Very poor > 16:01 > 19:01
Poor 16:00-14:01 19:00-18:31
Fair 14:00-12:01 18:30-15:55
Good 12:00-10:46 15:54-13:31
Excellent 10:45-9:45 13:30-12:30
Superior < 9:44 < 12:29
Calculate VO2max The 2,4 km Run Test: 
VO2max = (483 / time) + 3.5  => time : in minute
Mackenzie, Brian. 2005. 101 Perforamnce Evalution Test. Electric World Plc. London.
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