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.
Strong start to entries for both races. We already have 23 signed up to the 100k and the same amount again for the 50k. Running clubs represented include Clapham Chasers, Core Club, Felixstowe Road Runners (Members Only), Haverhill Running Club, Ipswich Triathlon Club, Little Baddow Running & Walking Club "Little Baddow Ridge Runners", Newmarket Joggers, Stowmarket Striders Running Club, Sudbury Joggers, Thorney Running Club, TRISudbury and Wilmslow Striders ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks to everybody who submitted their blogs to ULTRA magazine. They were delighted with the response and the decision-making process took several days of deliberation.They have now chosen a winner, whose experience of the Stour Valley Path race will be included in the next issue of ULTRA magazine. The winner is… Wendy Cook! Wendy’s account of her journey, with her friend - another Wendy - is heart-warming to read and goes to show that hard work and grit can get you through any ultra challenge you set yourself.ULTRA magazine would like to thank the amazing SVP community by offering a discount on subscriptions. To subscribe click this link: ultra.subsail.com/subscribe/and use the code ULTRASVP21 at checkout.Well done Wendy and thanks again everyone for your contributions. ... See MoreSee Less