How To Run a Beep Test


If you are training for the beep test then at some point you are going to need to run a beep test to see what level you can get to.

In our Beep Test training program, the very first session you will do is a beep test to establish what level you are currently achieving. You will then do a beep test once a week to allow you to become familiar with the test and to gauge your progress.

Beep Test Instructions

In order to conduct a beep test you will need to set the course as accurately as possible, especially the distance between each end.

You will need:

  • Find a non-slip surface
  • Ensure that the surface is flat
  • Make sure that the distance between each end is 20 metres
  • We suggest getting some cones or witches hats to mark each end
  • A measuring tape (try and get one that is 20 metres in length)
  • An audio player to play the beep test soundtrack

To play the audio you could use an iPod or similar device that plays mp3 files, however, we prefer a portable speaker unit that we connect an iPod too. This allows you to run freely without worrying about the earphones falling out or accidentally knocking the player and losing your spot and rhythm.

Okay, so once you have everything set up you should be right to go.

We love to hear from people about how there training is going and what they are achieving at the beep test. Please feel free to contact us in the form below and ask us any questions or let us know how your training and beep test score is going.

About the Author

Russell Kempster

Russell Kempster

Russ spent 12 years as a police officer with Victoria Police. The last four years of that time was spent at the Victoria Police Academy as an instructor, where he taught everything from fitness to firearms. He has trained police applicants, as well as recruits undergoing their initial training, experienced serving police officers and was even called on by Victoria Police to help train other would-be police academy instructors.

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