Pressure Cooker Quarter Mile
A progressive endurance running challenge. The test requires participants to run quarter mile (400m) shuttles between two points, beating the starting target time above. However, after each split, the time limit per shuttle is lessened by 5 seconds. The test continues until the runner fails to run the distance at the required time.
Starting Split Times
Advanced: 2m 25s
Intermediate: 2m 50s
Moderate: 3m 10s
Novice: 3m 30s
You must run shuttles between two points
Once your fitness tracker says you've hit the required distance, turn around straight away and begin the next shuttle.
Utilise the 'Lap' feature on your fitness tracker
In order to effectively measure your shuttle time between the two points, hit the 'lap' button on your fitness tracker or stop watch at the end of each shuttle.
e.g. Strava, Garmin, Map My Run, etc...
Earn 2 points per completed shuttle
Before submitting, please make sure you have ready:
Found on your Challenge Entry purchase confirmation email.
It is highly recommended that you complete the challenge within 7-days of its issue, however, we will accept submissions right up until 7-days after the end of the series. We will not accept submissions after this time.
This is a brutal physical challenge for which you are responsible for your own health and safety. It is imperative that you read through, understand and follow our health and safety guidelines before you embark on your challenge attempt. This list is only a guide. It is your responsibility to take the appropriate health and safety measures during the attempt of a challenge.
Consult a physician
You should consult a physician before you begin any strenuous exercise program, such as the one described on this website, especially if you have or suspect that you may have heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or any other adverse medical conditions. If you feel faint or dizzy at any time while performing any challenges or exercise, stop immediately and seek medical evaluation.
Plan your route
On running challenges, we strongly recommend planning your route with online running route planners. This leaves out the guesswork, allowing you to know the distance and elevation before you embark on the challenge.
Let others know
When performing any challenge, we strongly recommend you let a friend or family member know what you are doing and where and when you are doing it and what time you are expected to return incase you face any difficulty.
Carry a mobile phone
We strongly advice that you carry with you a fully charged mobile phone and back up battery if possible.
Keep an eye on the weather forecast.
Nutrition and hydration
You are responsible for your own nutrition and hydration as this is a self-disciplined event. Please ensure you have enough fluids and food or adequate access to these. Click here to read our guide on fuelling correctly for this challenge.
If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to get in touch.