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Ultramarathons have become increasingly popular over the last few years, with a large rise in the number of races and events. Surprisingly, 25% of ultra-runners typically have less than three years of regular running experience at the time of taking part in their first ultra-marathon. Due to the multifaceted elements that contribute to performance in ultramarathon running, ranging from physiological, biochemical, psychological and nutritional, it is important to investigate potential issues as well as determining normative physiological responses and adaptations, as well understand and establish strategies and guidelines to maximize performance. It has been suggested that participation such events may even be hazardous to participants general health, as participation leads to high levels of metabolic stress which can be linked to negative health consequences. Therefore, the research aims to investigate the physiological, nutritional and psychological responses to ultramarathon running.
I joined Kingston University 2010 as the Exercise Physiology Technician following my undergraduate degree in BSc Sport Science with Business (First Class Hons). My Masters by Research degree was entitled: ‘Validation of Combined Tri-axial Accelerometry & Heart Rate for Predicting Energy Expenditure during Walking in Overweight & Obese Adults'. I am now a P/T PhD researcher, investigating the physiological and psychological effects of ultra-endurance running.
As Senior Technician I am responsible for the daily management of the human physiology laboratories and provide support and assistance of relevant exercise physiology techniques and processes including the theory and principles which they are applied. My responsibilities include Persons Designate of the HTA, overseeing health and safety practices, teaching, supporting research and departmental administrative activities. In addition I developed, manage and coordinate the delivery of specialised consultancy services within sport, nutrition and health for external clients and athletes.
Howe, Christopher C. F., Swann, Nicola, Spendiff, Owen, Kosciuk, Anna, Pummell, Elizabeth K. L. and Moir, Hannah J. (2021) Performance determinants, running energetics and spatiotemporal gait parameters during a treadmill ultramarathon. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 121, pp. 1759-1771. ISSN (print) 1439-6319
Taylor, Luke, Remeskevcius, Vytautas, Saskoy, Lili, Brodie, Tara, Mahmud, Jeshan, Moir, Hannah, Brouner, James, Howe, Christopher, Thatti, Baljit, O'Connell, Sein, Trotter, Gavin and Rooney, Brian (2021) Determination of ethanol in micro-volumes of blood by headspace gas chromatography : statistical comparison between capillary and venous sampling sites. Medicine Science and the Law, 61(2), pp. 86-96. ISSN (print) 0025-8024
Howe, Christopher C.F., Pummell, Elizabeth, Pang, Susan, Spendiff, Owen and Moir, Hannah (2019) Emotional intelligence and mood states impact on the stress response to a treadmill ultramarathon. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 22(7), pp. 763-768. ISSN (print) 1440-2440
Kemp, Rachael N., Loh, Roland, Howe, Christopher C.F. and Moir, Hannah J. (2019) Relationship of inflammatory response and mood to high-intensity interval exercise. Translational Sports Medicine, 2(1), pp. 3-10. ISSN (online) 2573-8488
Howe, Christopher, Alshehri, Ahmed, Muggeridge, David, Mullen, Alexander, Boyd, Marie, Spendiff, Owen, Moir, Hannah and Watson, David (2018) Untargeted metabolomics profiling of an 80.5 km simulated treadmill ultramarathon. Metabolites, 8(1), p. 14. ISSN (online) 2218-1989
Howe, Christopher C.F., Moir, Hannah J. and Easton, Chris (2017) Classification of physical activity cut-points and the estimation of energy expenditure during walking using the GT3X+ accelerometer in overweight and obese adults. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 21(3), pp. 127-133. ISSN (print) 1091-367X
Muggeridge, David J, Howe, Christopher C F, Spendiff, Owen, Pedlar, Charles, James, Philip E. and Easton, Chris (2014) A single dose of beetroot juice enhances cycling performance in simulated altitude. Medicine And Science In Sports And Exercise, 46(1), pp. 143-150. ISSN (print) 0195-9131
Zwygart, K A, Howe, Christopher and Moir, H J (2013) The acute effects of exercise on post-exercise inflammation and iron regulation: a comparison between trained and untrained men. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 47(17), e4. ISSN (print) 0306-3674
Shelley, Jake, Howe, Christopher, Moir, Hannah and Petroczi, Andrea (2019) Testosterone in Sport: The Androgen Response to Extreme Endurance. In: Datta, Sourya and Bagchi, Debasis, (eds.) Extreme and Rare Sports: Performance Demands, Drivers, Functional Foods, and Nutrition. Florida, : CRC Press, U.S. pp. 193-204. ISBN 9781138091443
Howe, C.C.F, Pummell, E., Pang, S., Spendiff, O. and Moir, H.J. (2018) Trait emotional intelligence, mood states & cortisol response to a treadmill ultramarathon. In: 23rd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science; 04 - 07 Jul 2018, Dublin Ireland. (Unpublished)
Moir, H.J., Howe, C.C.F., Alsheheri, A., Muggeridge, D., Mullen, A.B., Boyd, M., Spendiff, O. and Watson, D.G. (2018) Novel use of untargetted metabolomic profiling of treadmill ultramarathon running. In: 23rd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science; 04 - 07 Jul 2018, Dublin Ireland. (Unpublished)
Kemp, Rachael, Loh, Roland, Howe, Christopher and Moir, Hannah (2018) Inflammatory response and the relationship to mood following high-intensity interval exercise. In: 1st Symposium of the UK Society for Exercise Immunology; 12 Apr 2018, Loughborough, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Alshehri, Ahmed, Howe, Christopher, Muggeridge, David, Mullen, Alexander B., Boyd, Marie, Spendiff, Owen, Pummell, Elizabeth, Moir, Hannah J. and Watson, David G. (2017) Untargeted metabolomics profiling of ultramarathon exercise simulated on a treadmill in healthy adults. In: MetaboMeeting 2017; 11-13 Dec 2017, Birmingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Moir, Hannah J. and Howe, Christopher (2015) Body mass changes and fluid consumption during an 80.5-km treadmill time trial. In: Wilderness Medical Society's 2015 Summer Scientific Conference; 23 - 24 Jun 2015, Squaw Valley, U.S..
Howe, Christopher C.F. and Moir, Hannah J. (2015) Energy cost of running during a bout of 80.5-km treadmill running. In: Wilderness Medical Society's 2015 Summer Scientific Conference; 23 - 24 Jun 2015, Squaw Valley, U.S..
Howe, Christopher C.F., Busby, Olivia C., Spice, Christopher and Moir, Hannah J. (2014) Energy and macronutrient intake during 28 days continuous ultra-running covering 1261.7 km. In: American College of Sports Medicine 61st Annual Meeting; 27 - 31 May 2014, Orlando, Florida, U.S..
Howe, Christopher and Easton, Chris (2011) Energy expenditure estimation during walking in overweight and obese adults from the ActiTrainer accelerometer and heart rate. In: BASES Conference - Fatigue: An Interdisciplinary Approach; 6-8 Sept 2011, Essex, U.K..