Session 4: 600m Challenge Reflection

Today’s session really showed the athletes determination. The weather was not on our sides with 35mph winds and light rain, which turned into heavy rain just after the cool down.

The warm up was fast pace and was delivered quickly due to the cold weather. However there were signs of some athletes disengaged with the session as the chattered while instruction was given. This caused a distraction for the others, with which I pointed out and asked them do you know what you are doing now (positive behavior management)? For which I received the response: no, ’cause I can’t hear you because of the wind. This was fine and I pulled the group in closer so all could hear well.

The main session was delivered in the standard way of one coach being at the beginning and one at the end, this is to ensure safe distance between athletes and to provide motivation.

All athletes performed well considering the weather conditions, their bleep test results also represented their pace at the 600m.

Session 3: Bleep Test Reflection

Bleep Test 20/11/2012

Due to confidentiatlity the individuals scores are kept secret. Each athlete can obtain thier score from the notice board in the hub on Tuesday 27th November 2012. Below is a report done in SPSS to find the mean value of the group.

  Std. Deviation

This shows the athletes are at a stage to increase their current intensity in training. A scheme of work will be developed from this and uploaded before Tuesday 27th November 2012.

Session 3: Hall: Bleep Test: 20th Nov

This time of year the athletes are required to perform a bleep test to see how they have improved since the last time. This will be used as a starting point to produce a full needs analysis and scheme of work.

What is a Bleep Test?

The multi-stage fitness test, also known as the bleep test, pacer test, Leger-test or 20-m shuttle run test

The Stages involved

(Léger et al.,1988).


The test involves running continuously between two points that are 20 m apart from side to side. These runs are synchronized with a pre-recorded audio tape, CD or laptop software, which plays beeps at set intervals. As the test proceeds, the interval between each successive beep reduces, forcing the athlete to increase their speed over the course of the test, until it is impossible to keep in sync with the recording (or, in rare occasions, if the athlete completes the test). Many people who test people using the Multi-stage fitness test allow one level to beep before the person makes the line, but if the person being tested does not make the next interval then the most recent level they completed is their final score. The recording is typically structured into 21 ‘levels’, each of which lasts around 62 seconds. Usually, the interval of beeps is calculated as requiring a speed at the start of 8.5 km/h, increasing by 0.5 km/h with each level thereafter. The progression from one level to the next is signaled by 3 quick beeps. The highest level attained before failing to keep up is recorded as the score for that test.



Léger, L.A.; Mercier, D.; Gadoury, C.; Lambert, J. (1988). “The multistage 20 metre shuttle run test for aerobic fitness”. J Sports Sci 6 (2): 93–101