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1.5 mile run test

1.5 mile run test- Fitness tests:

The 1.5 mile run test is one of the most simple and effective fitness tests. The test is a timed 1.5 mile run and by analyzing your time with normative data (below) you can provide a valid measure for aerobic your capacity, however you need to be at near maximum effort to achieve this.

For this reason at least 6 weeks of aerobic training is recommended prior to attempting the 1.5 mile run test.

The official cooper 1.5 mile run test is performed on a treadmill using a 1% incline, however this really is an unnecessary constraint so 1.5 miles outdoors is perfectly fine.

Who uses the 1.5 mile run test:

The 1.5 mile run test is widely used , the army and marines use a 1.5 mile run test as an entrance criteria.

You have to perform the following:

Army 1.5 miles 10.5mins for male 13mins  for female

The Royal Marines:

1.5 mile run in under 12.5mins

Then after 1 minute rest

Do a second 1.5 mile run in under 10.5mins

1.5 Mile run test results

Classifications of cardiovascular fitness on the cooper 1.5 mile run test.
Age Gender Very poor Poor Fair Good Excellent Superior
13-19 Males 15:31+ 15:30-12:11 12:10-10:48 10:48-9:41 9:40-8:37 -8:36
Females 18:31+ 18:30-16:55 16:54-14:31 14:30-12:30 12:29-11:50 -11:50
20-29 Males 16:01+ 16:00-14:01 14:00-12:01 12:00-10:46 10:45-9:45 -9:44
Females 19:01+ 19:00-18:31 18:30-15:55 15:54-13:31 13:30-12:30 -12:29
30-39 Males 16:31+ 16:30-14:44 14:43-12:31 12:30-11:01 11:00-10:00 -9:59
Females 19:31+ 19:30-19:01 19:00-16:31 16:30-14:31 14:30-13:00 -12:59
40-49 Males 17:31+ 17:30-15:36 15:35-13:01 13:01-11:31 11:30-10:30 -10:29
Females 20:01+ 20:00-19:31 19:30-17:31 17:30-15:56 15:55-13:45 -13:44
50-59 Males 19:01+ 19:00-17:01 17:00-14:31 14:30-12:31 12:30-11:00 -10:59
Females 20:31+ 20:30-20:01 20:00-19:01 19:00-16:31 16:30-14:30 -14:29
60-69 Males 20:01+ 20:00-19:01 19:00-16:16 16:15-14:00 13:59-11:15 -11:14
Females 21:01+ 21:00-20:30 20:31-19:31 19:30-17:30 17:30-16:30 -16:29