University of Ulster request assistance from local ultra-runners:


University of Ulster request assistance:

The University of Ulster is currently carrying out research into the psychological and physiological factors that predict performance in ultra-endurance athletes and is looking for volunteers.

The purpose of this study is to provide a better understanding of whether ultra–endurance athletes are more able to reach increased levels of VO2max (a measure of aerobic fitness and maximal oxygen uptake) compared with non ultra-endurance athletes due to their psychology, including personality dimensions and mental toughness, or their physiology, based on their genetic status and ability to tolerate pain.

We are looking for male participants who have recently trained for, and competed in the last three months a running race in excess of marathon distance i.e. 26.2 miles – Are you a healthy male, aged 25-45 years?  Have you successfully completed an ultra-marathon event (i.e. beyond 26.2 miles) in the last 3 months?

If you are interested in taking part please send an email to Jeremy Sutton at