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.