How to Score the Beep Test

The beep test is a popular fitness test for team sport athletes, measuring the ability to run repeated 20m sprints over an extended period. The results for the beep test can be given as the total distance covered, the number of laps or the time completed, though the most common way the score is reported is the level achieved plus the number of shuttles (e.g. 16.3) (see results). The result can also be converted to an estimated a VO2max score.

Convert to VO2max

We have a Beep Test Calculator which uses a formula to calculate a VO2max score for any beep test result. You can also use our conversion table to convert results to an extimated VO2max score

Convert to Distance Covered

If you need to know the distance run for a particular result, the Beep Test Calculator will work out the distance covered once you enter the level and shuttle number. You can also manually read off the distance value from the beep test tables.

What is a good result?

There are few reliable sources of men reaching level 17 on the beep test (see our results page). Any score above 15 is considered excellent (check the ratings page). For women, level 15 is the highest seen, and anything above level 14 is an excellent score. The Beep Test Calculator will also give a fitness rating.

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