1 mile / 1.6 km Run Test
This is a test of aerobic fitness, an important component of endurance based and team sports. The 1.6 km endurance run is part of the eTID Talent Identification Testing Program, and their protocol is listed here. One mile = 1.609344 kilometers. See also a description of another 1-mile /run test and the 1-mile walk test.
- purpose: This test measures aerobic fitness and leg muscles endurance.
- equipment required: 1.6 km flat running course (e.g. 4x400m track), stopwatch.
- procedure: The aim of this test is to complete a 1.6 kilometer course in the shortest possible time. At the start, all participants are to line up behind the starting line. On the command ‘go,’ the clock will start, and the athletes begin running at their own pace.
- scoring: The total time to complete the course is recorded for each participant, in minutes and seconds.
- advantages: large groups of athletes can be tested at once, and it is a very cheap and simple test to perform. If the test is conducted on a 400m running track, all the athletes will be in view throughout the test
- disadvantages: practice and pacing is required, and performance on this test can be affected greatly by motivation. If running around a 400 m oval, you will be able to provide continual feedback on the time to help with pacing.
- comments: To achieve the best result for this test, adequate practice and good pacing is required, and performance on this test can be affected greatly by motivation.