# 150 metre Endurance Test

Testing and measurement are the means of collecting information upon which subsequent performance evaluations and decisions are made but in the analysis we need to bear in mind the factors that may influence the results.

### Objective

To monitor the development of the athlete's speed endurance for the 100 metres event.

### Required Resources

To undertake this test you will require:

• 400 metre track
• Stopwatch
• Assistant

### How to conduct the test

This test requires the athlete to run as fast as possible over 150 metres

• The athlete warms up for 10 minutes
• The assistant marks with cones a 150m section on the track
• The athlete sprints as fast as possible from a standing stationary position at the start line to the 150 metre finish line
• The assistant stands at the finishing line and starts the stopwatch from the athlete's first foot strike and stops the stopwatch when the athlete’s torso crosses the finishing line
• The assistant records the time

### Assessment

To obtain a predicted 100 metre time enter the 150 metre time and then select the Calculate button.

 150m time seconds Predicted 100m time seconds

### Predicted times for the 150 metre test

The following calculator will predict the time for 150 metre based on the athlete's target 100m time. Enter the Athlete's target 100 metre Time and then select the Calculate button.

 Target 100m time seconds Predicted 150m time seconds

Calculations are based on Dick (1987)[1] table of controls for 100/200m/400m athletes.

### Analysis

Analysis of the test result is by comparing it with the athlete's previous results for this test. It is expected that, with appropriate training between each test, the analysis would indicate an improvement in the athlete's 100 metre speed endurance.

### Target Group

This test is suitable for sprinters but not for individuals where the test would be contraindicated.

### Reliability

Test reliability refers to the degree to which a test is consistent and stable in measuring what it is intended to measure. Reliability will depend upon how strict the test is conducted and the individual's level of motivation to perform the test. The following link provides a variety of factors that may influence the results and therefore the test reliability.

### Validity

Test validity refers to the degree to which the test actually measures what it claims to measure and the extent to which inferences, conclusions, and decisions made on the basis of test scores are appropriate and meaningful. This test provides a means to monitor the effect of training on the athlete's physical development.

• Minimal equipment required
• Simple to set up and conduct
• More than one athlete can conduct the test at the same time
• The test can be administered by the athlete

• Specific facilities required - 400m track
• Assistant required to administer the test

### Referenced Material

1. DICK, F. (1987) Sprints and Relays. 5th ed. London: BAAB, p. 22-23