Bleep Test

1 to 20 of 37 messages
20/10/2009 at 22:37
Just did my first one in 10 years on my course nvq sports and fitness and got a score of level 10.8 24 of us did it i came 3rd top score was 11.8, How good is a score of 10,8?
20/10/2009 at 22:54
Michael - try googling for bleep test results. I'm sure I've seen comparison charts somewhere. A lot depends on age, state of training etc
I don't recall that I ever got that high, so I'd say it's pretty good
20/10/2009 at 23:21
Thanx on this course everyone knows im a marathon runner and it pissed me of at the end because alot of people were coming up to me saying "Your a marathon runner how come you didnt get the top score" and " Your meant to be a runner" i was going around the cones that were set out rather then touch the line and go to the next line so i did sort of shoot myself in the foot.
20/10/2009 at 23:31
OK, next time tell them that the bleep test has been extended, 4 hours for example - that'll sort the sprinters out 
21/10/2009 at 06:38
21/10/2009 at 07:50

1) The Beep Test

The first test is the 'Multistage fitness test' or 'beep test'. In this test, you run to and fro along a 20 metre track (usually in a Gym), keeping up with a series of beeps on a cassette. The timing of the beeps gradually increases until you can no longer keep up and this defines the level achieved.

The minimum ARMY (Kapooka in Southern NSW) requirement for both males and females is Level 7.5 or 56 shuttles for a total of 1,120 metres in 6 minutes 30 seconds.

21/10/2009 at 15:10
I think 11.8 gets you into the Royal Marines top end Rugby League players are around 15
21/10/2009 at 15:15
Police recruits only have to get to level 5.4!!! enough said, apparently David Beckham has finished the bleep a few times. My best was 14.7 about three years ago.
21/10/2009 at 17:11
14.7 thats impressive i think what let me down was my technique i know people will think thats really stupid, You would think what technique is there to running from one line to another but because loads of people dropped out at the 4-7 mark more space was there so i was going past the line and running round the cones thinking i was taking a breather but i was making more work for myself,and the guy who got the top score was walking and running the first 2 levels saving his energy wheres i went at a pretty fast pace, So we are doing it again in 6 weeks and my next target is 12.From 10,8 up to 12 in 6 weeks is that a realistic goal?
21/10/2009 at 17:50
Interesting that site re Beep test results. Here
Edited: 21/10/2009 at 17:51
21/10/2009 at 19:21
I plan to do the beep test at the start and end of my marathon training to see how well I improve, if I improve!
22/10/2009 at 20:56
How can you run at a pretty fast pace on the first 2 levels? It's barely a jog! Top score of 11.8? sure its a sports course and not a pie eating course!!
25/11/2009 at 00:23

I did my beep test this saturday and got to level 8. After checking the sites this puts me firming at 'average' fitness as far as VO2 max goes, but I'm ok with that. There was a time when aspiring to mere average fitness was far beyond me. I'll redo the test prior to the marathon to see if that's improved, but marathon running is really the wrong kind for this test.

My mate that did it with me got to 12.3, and he was dissapointed he didn't go further

23/01/2010 at 16:30

Video of my first beep test, starts a couple of minutes in if you don't want to see me talking

24/01/2010 at 12:06
I've never done a bleep test, so I'm a bit puzzled as to how it works- how do you know how much you have to increase your pace with each 'lap'?
24/01/2010 at 12:42
There's a CD track that plays the beeps Vicky, after 7 shuttles (laps) it increases a level and the speed of the beeps. I think they start about 8 seconds apart and increase to 3 seconds apart at the highest level (which nobody human should ever reach!).
24/01/2010 at 12:57
Thanks Petedaddy!
24/01/2010 at 21:48

I haven't done the bleep test since I tried to get in the forces years ago.

Just e-mailed my PE teacher friend to try and get a copy of it.   Would be interesting to see what I get now compared to then, because I was always crap at it.  But 'should' be much fitter now.

Oh I can't wait.....sad isn't it.

24/01/2010 at 23:25

"There's a CD track that plays the beeps Vicky, after 7 shuttles (laps) it increases a level and the speed of the beeps. I think they start about 8 seconds apart and increase to 3 seconds apart at the highest level (which nobody human should ever reach!)."

 There are different versions of the Beep Test so I could be talking about a different version, but the one I did a couple of weeks back and the one on Wikipedia ( does approximately 1 minute at each level, so the number of shuttles at each speed increases as the time to do each one decreases. That site also has a link to a copy of the test, or Google should provide it without much effort.

 I use the bleep test to measure how much I've improved since school. I was fairly happy with my 6.2 and being only the fourth person to drop out rather than the first! Recently I recorded a supposed 15.7. The best ever recorded at my Uni is 16.9 so I guess that's the next target!

04/01/2011 at 18:30

Did another beep test this week, still pretty naff though.

 I've seen a few people asking for the mp3 of the beep test, which I've got if anyone ever needs it. Some people do 'sell' it but I'm pretty sure it's not actually copyrighted itself.

1 to 20 of 37 messages
Previously bookmarked threads are now visible in "Followed Threads". You can also manage notifications on these threads from the "Forum Settings" section of your profile settings page to prevent being sent an email when a reply is made.
Forum Jump