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ONE MILE RUN (1600 METERS)

Purpose:

The purpose of the one-mile run is to measure maximal functional capacity and endurance of the cardio-respiratory system

Test Description:

Students are instructed to run one mile in the fastest possible pace. The students begin on signal, "ready, start".as they cross the finish line, elapsed time should be announced to the participants. walking is permitted, but the objective is to cover the distance in the shortest possible time.

Equipment and Facilities: One mile run can be administered on a 400 metre or 200 metre or on any other flat, measured area.

Scoring: The one-mile run is scored to the nearest of a second and the performance should be recorded on the individual score card.

Administrative Suggestions: In order to obtain valid and reliable results, students must be adequately prepared for the test. First, assurance should be obtained so that no children with known medical problems, which would contraindicate vigorous exercise, are allowed to take part in the test. Secondly, students should be allowed to practice distance running with emphasis placed on the concept of pace. Most uninstructed children will run too fast early in the test and then be forced to walk during the later stages. Results are usually better if the child can maintain constance pace duing most of the run, walking for short periods of time only if necessary, and perhaps using a strong closing effort. thirdly, students should be properly motivated. Does the participant provide only as good as effort this test, like any other Physical Education tests.The purpose of the test should be fully explained to the students.