High Speed Running

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  • Georgia Malir

    Hi Scott, 

    Thanks for your question.

    I guess there is not a concrete answer as to the velocity at which an athlete begins to sprint. After consulting some of our Catapult Sports Scientists I believe that the value 18km/h was chosen because when looking at research in this area this value was generally agreeable. 

    As you have highlighted, this threshold is completely customisable. This is due to the fact that there is little consensus on this topic and also because we recognise that the threshold can vary between sports as well as positions within sports. 

    I hope this helps. Please can I ask why you are interested in this so that I can better direct you if necessary? 

    Thanks,

    Georgia 

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  • Scott Wrenn

    Thanks Georgia,

     

    I am using your units with a women's team and as I suspect that most of the research to set up the values was based on male athletes I am thinking that 18km/h is perhaps not all that applicable to a female population?

     

    Thanks,

    Scott

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  • Georgia Malir

    Hi Scott,

    If you are interested in high speed running and sprint thresholds that are specific to females you may find the following article useful:

     https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265473687_Velocity_Thresholds_for_Women's_Soccer_Matches_Sex_Specificity_Dictates_High-Speed-Running_and_Sprinting_Thresholds-Female_Athletes_in_Motion_FAiM.

    I hope this helps!

    Thanks,

    Georgia 

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  • Scott Wrenn

    Thanks Georgia

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