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29. 8. 2012.

150 Metre Endurance Test

The objective of this test is to monitor the development of the athlete’s specific endurance for 100 metres.

Required resources

To undertake this test you will require:
  • 400m track – 15m marked section
  • Stop watch
  • Assistant.

How to conduct the test

  • The athlete undertakes a 150m run from a standing start.
  • The assistant records the time for the athlete to complete 150m.


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 time for the 100 metres

The athlete’s 100m time can be predicted from their 150m time using the following algorithm:
  • = -2.496488 + (“150m time” x 0.9996637) + (“150m time” x “150m time” x -0.010305)

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.


There are no published tables to relate results to potential performance in competition.

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