What is this study about?
• This study aims to examine emotions experienced during running
• The programme was designed and is being conducted by a research team at the University of Wolverhampton and has been approved by our ethics committee.
• Participation is voluntary. We hope that you will take part so that you can benefit from the programme and help us to further develop the intervention.
What do I do?
1. Complete this online survey. Please read each question carefully then answer giving your first reaction. Do not spend too much time on any one question. Please do not omit any questions. If you find a question that does not quite fit your circumstances, simply give the answer that is closest to how you think, behave or feel. You are also welcome to provide feedback in the spaces provided.
2. After you complete stage 1, we will go through your responses and develop a personalised intervention which will used to help your preparation. We will send that back to you at the e-mail provided at the start of the start. We will also look to book you an appointment to take part in the next set of testing. This is the practical side of the project and will take place at the University of Wolverhampton.
3. The practical side of the study involves running three separate one-mile time trials. Before each one-mile time trial you will be asked to spend some time preparing psychologically. Psychological training will be provided on the day. Please be prepared to engage fully in this process.
Who will see my answers?
• The information that you provide will be kept confidential. None of your answers will be divulged to any person outside the research team.
• If your answers draw your attention to any problems that you may be experiencing, you are advised to contact your GP.
• If you have any questions about the study please contact Prof. Andy Lane, e-mail: A.M.Lane2@wlv.ac.uk