Dave Parry (Human Performance Unit Manager) and Dr Dominic Micklewright (Sport Psychologist) from the Human Performance Unit at the University of Essex will be conducting some research to help understand more about feelings and performance in ultra-endurance athletes.
They will be asking participating runners at various points during the race to call out a single numerical rating of their perceived exertion.
You will not be required to stop running to participate in the study, which has been specifically designed not to interfere with your race.
Both Dave and Dominic have undertaken studies at a number of endurance events, ranging from the Badwater Ultramarathon to ultra distance triathlons.
We will email all competitors closer to the date of the race to confirm whether you are willing to participate in this study. We hope that the majority of entrants will support this research as we are sure it will provide some fascinating scientific findings.
How can we make racing better for women?My friend Sophie Power is launching a website soon aimed at helping make racing better for women. For further details you can follow the Instagram account @she.races and you can also complete a survey here to share your thoughts:www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/sheracesThe SVP100 and SVP50 are committed to ensuring that our races feel friendly, safe and inclusive in order to help support female participation. ... See MoreSee Less
Welcome to our latest 100k runners Jon Cooke from Saffron Striders Running Club, Adam Bricknell and Graeme Porte. Also welcome to our latest 50k runners Charlotte Sygmuta from Ely Runners and Emma Keen from Felixstowe Road RunnersThe SVP100 is now just over half full and the SVP50 is nearly half full. We still have plenty of places in both races if you are thinking of signing up. ... See MoreSee Less