250 Meter Endurance Test. Endurance for 200 meter running athletes can measure with 250 meter endurance test. This conducted on track with distance 400 meter and marked by cone on 250 meter. The purpose of this test is to measure the development of the athlete's specific endurance for 200 meter.
To undertake this test you will require:
• 400 meter track – 250 meter marked section
• Stop watch
How to conduct the test
• The athlete undertakes a 250 meter run from a standing start
• The assistant records the time for the athlete to complete 250 meter.
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 200 meter time
The athlete’s 200 meter time can be predicted from their 250 meter time using the following algorithm:
• =14.531737 + ( “250m Time” x –0.19884) + ( “250m Time” x “250m Time” x 0.0164982)
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.
Reference: Brian Mackenzie, 2005. 101 Performance Evaluation Test