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Reliability of 5-km Running Performance in a Competitive Environment

Hurst, Philip and Board, Lisa (2017) Reliability of 5-km Running Performance in a Competitive Environment. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 21 (1). pp. 10-14. ISSN 1532-7841

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The aim of this study was to examine the reliability of a 5-km time-trial during a competitive outdoor
running event. Fifteen endurance runners (age = 29.5 ± 4.3 years, height = 1.75 ± 0.08 m, body
mass = 71.0 ± 7.1 kg, 5-km lifetime personal best = 19:13 ± 1:13 minutes) completed two competitive
5-km time-trials over 2 weeks. No systematic differences in run time between Trial 1 and Trial 2 were
reported (Trial 1: 1,217 ± 85 sec, 95% CI [1,170, 1,264]; and Trial 2: 1,216 ± 79 sec, [1,172 to 1,260],
p = .855). Absolute reliability, expressed as the typical error (TE; 14.7 sec, 95% CI = 11.3–21.4 sec) and
coefficient of variation (CV; 0.95 ± 0.65%, [0.59–1.31]) confirms the reliability of 5-km running
performance in a competitive time trial.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: competition; ecological validity; performance; reproducibility; time-trial
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Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2017 11:44
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 15:40


Author: Lisa Board ORCID iD
Author: Philip Hurst

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