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30m to 250m time Predictions

Based on time for one of the following distances - 30m to 100m, 120m, 150m, 200m or 250m - it is possible to predict a time (not a guaranteed time) for the other distances. The algorithms used in this prediction process are based on Dick (1987)[1].

Predictions based on a given distance and time

Select the distance, enter the athlete's time for that distance and then select the calculate button to obtain predicted times for the other distances.

Distance -   Time - seconds
30 metres seconds   90 metres seconds
40 metres seconds   100 metres seconds
50 metres seconds   120 metres seconds
60 metres seconds   150 metres seconds
70 metres seconds   200 metres seconds
80 metres seconds   250 metres seconds

Calculations are based on Dick (1987)[1] table of controls for 100/200m/400m athletes.

The 100m and 200m are electronic timings, the other times are hand timings. You can add 0.25 - 0.30 second onto hand timings to get a predicted electronic time.

If "Error" is displayed, then the entered time for the selected distance is outside the range of the algorithms used in the prediction process. The algorithms are based on an athlete running 100 metres in 10 to 15 seconds.


  1. DICK, F. (1987) Sprints and Relays. 5th ed. London: BAAB. p. 22-23

Page Reference

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  • MACKENZIE, B. (2006) 30m to 250m time Predictions [WWW] Available from: [Accessed