**Table 1.** Mean ± standard deviation for the movement demands of sub-elite male hockey players across playing positions.

Running metric |
Playing Positions |
All |

Attackers |
Midfielders |
Defenders |

**Total time (min)** |
50 ± 10 |
49 ± 10 |
61 ± 11 |
52 ± 11 |

**Total Distance (m)** |
5977 ± 1158 |
5772 ± 947 |
6346 ± 1208 |
5986 ± 1105 |

**Relative Total Distance (m.min**^{-1}) |
120 ± 10 ^{c} |
120 ± 9 ^{c} |
105 ± 13 ^{a,b} |
116 ± 12 |

**LIA (0-8km.h**^{-1}) (m.min^{-1}) |
42.3 ± 3.3 |
42.5 ± 4.6 |
44.5 ± 3.7 |
42.9 ± 4.0 |

**MIA (8.1-15.5 km.h**^{-1}) (m.min^{-1}) |
53.1 ± 7.0 ^{c} |
55.5 ± 8.2 ^{c} |
45.0 ± 9.7 ^{a,b} |
52.1 ± 9.1 |

**HIA (> 15.6 km.h**^{-1}) (m.min^{-1}) |
24.8 ± 6.0 ^{b,c} |
21.6 ± 5.1 ^{a,c} |
15.6 ± 6.7 ^{b,c} |
21.4 ± 6.8 |

^{a} = significantly different to attackers (p < 0.05),

^{b} = significantly different to midfielders (p < 0.05),

^{c} = significantly different to defenders (p < 0.05)