Run Sports Test

This assessment is suitable for runners of all levels

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Running Sportstest

Designed for all levels of athletes from beginner to professional we will help you achieve your goals by training smarter NOT harder

Below, we will run through the following:

  • What's included in our Running Sportstest

  • The process of the Sportstest

  • How it will benefit you

  • Why you are good enough

  • Testimonials

What's Included?

  • A one-to-one appointment with Dr. Garry Palmer, lasting approximately 2.5 hours 

  • Full consideration of your running specific goals. 

  • Assessment of your physical characteristics, to include accurate measurements of weight and body fat, and optimal (but sensible) targets to achieve your ideal race weight provision of nutritional targets (where appropriate). 

  • Brief analysis of your running style (if required). 

  • Calculation of fuel utilisation at race intensities (if required) 

  • Provision of scientifically determined (not predicted) heart rate training zones, specific to running.

  • An individual tutorial on training programme design. 

  • Planning of training phases, specific to your needs, to help meet your performance goals. 

  • A sample training week, specific to your fitness levels, competitive goals, training availability & commitments 

  • Plus, the chance to ask any running related queries you may have!

Testing Process

Want to know what you will be doing during the test? Well we can tell you and we can show you. Simply watch the video to the right...

  • Stage 1 - Getting to know you. Chat about your previous sporting history and find out your goals, aims and target events.

  • Stage 2 - Body Composition - Height, weight and body fat analysis to help us target required nutrient intake (if required) and to help track changes over time. 

  • Stage 3 - Testing Stage - You will spend 30 minutes on the treadmill, the first 15 minutes are a controlled warm up where we look at endurance and fuel metabolism. This is followed by a 5 minute break before starting your progressive max test.  

  • Stage 4 - We will spend a significant amount of time reviewing your results with you, providing you with your training zones, fitness strengths and weaknesses along with building a targeted overview training plan. 


Garry at Sportstest is a complete miracle worker!


The tests gave me so much insight into how to train, what I was doing wrong and how to make the most of my time.


I have improved so much - generally on the podium for triathlons, qualified for the age group world championships and beat most of the boys up the hill in my first time to the mountains.


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