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WAPOL Agility Test - Timing Accuracy

WAPOL Agility Test - Timing Accuracy

Old Jun 28th 2013, 2:29 pm
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Been doing the shuttle run and agility test under test conditions a few times now over the past number of weeks, usually with two people timing me for the agility test.

One thing that has struck me is that there's sometimes a significant difference in the two timings - often 0.2 of a second or so. It doesn't sound like much, but obviously in the agility test, every fraction of a second counts. I can beat the 17 seconds, but never by more than about 0.3 of a second, and often less than that. Sometimes I come in just over the 17 seconds according to one of the people timing me, and just under it according to the other.

My question is, do they give any leeway at all in the actual test? Do they take the potential for human error into account, are they a little bit generous or are they going to fail you for coming in at 17.012?
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Had the same thoughts myself. Don't think they'll be using accurate timing equipment so got to hope they're spot on when they hit the stop button! Any answers to clarify would help!
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Been there, done the tests....No leeway...you either pass or fail and on the agility test u wont be told yr time! Frustrating...so keep training and good luck :-)
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Old Jun 29th 2013, 6:54 pm
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I know it's pass or fail, but you can't know whether any leeway is given if nobody gets told their time!
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Also, what format does it take? Is it like the old AFO fitness test, i.e. 1 minute recovery between each test, or longer, or none?
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They have two people timing with stop watches and take the best time out the two. It is just a pass or fail. Everyone is lined up. You do your turn then goes down the line. For those that don't pass, you join the line again until it comes back round to you. Hope that helps
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If it helps I have found myself getting quicker when I turn the opposite way each end so rather than turning 180 degrees I am turning about 270 degrees. Although it is a longer turn it is better for momentum. I find it hard to slow down enough to turn and speed back up where as this way you can turn at pace. Worth a try
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I did the bleep test today and really struggled. Only got to 6 .3. Re measured and I was relieved to find I'd set the distance at 24m instead of 20m!
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Old Jul 13th 2013, 9:50 pm
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Default Re: WAPOL Agility Test - Timing Accuracy

Originally Posted by Nottsscouse View Post
I did the bleep test today and really struggled. Only got to 6 .3. Re measured and I was relieved to find I'd set the distance at 24m instead of 20m!
I did that too...got really worried and bought a tape measure... hehe

I had a mate measure my Agility test and did it 4 times in a row. 16.4 was lowest time after which ...I sprained my ankle so I hope it heals fast!! Be careful guys and girls - I suggest not wearing traditional running shoes as they have raised soles which makes it easier to twist.

Take care
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