A test of form for everyone – next Monday, an objective Cooper test on the track of Wawelska Centre (former Skra). First series starts at 6:00 pm. Participation in the run is free of charge.
The Cooper test is a popular all over the world endurance test developed by American physician Kenneth H. Cooper for the U.S. Army in 1968. It consists in a 12-minute uninterrupted effort – you can run or intertwine parts of the run with marching. The point is to cover as long a distance as possible during that time.
The physical condition, depending on age and gender, is determined on the basis of the distance covered. For example, to get a "good" result, a 30-year-old man must cover 2300-2700 m, while for a man in his fifties, 2000-2400 m is enough. On the other hand, for a 20-year-old woman, 1800-2200 m is "not bad", and for a 40-year-old, running more than 2200 m is "very good".
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The organizer of the Monday test is Aktywna Warszawa /Active Warsaw/ – sports department of the Capital City Hall. You don't need to register in advance, participation is free, and each participant will receive a registered diploma with the result and a bottle of Magnesia water at the finishing line.
The area of the Wawelska Centre (former Skra) can be accessed through two entrances – at the intersection of Żwirki and Wigury Street with Wawelska Street or from Rokitnicka Street. It is not possible to enter the centre by car.
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