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Mr Chris Howe

Research project: The transitional psycho-physiology of ultra-endurance running

Abstract

Ultra-marathons 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 ultra-marathon 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 ultra-marathon running.

Biography

I joined Kingston University 2010 as the Exercise Physiology Technician following the completion of my undergraduate degree in Sport Science with Business. I followed this with my Masters by Research degree 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 laboratory and provide support and assistance of relevant exercise physiology techniques and processes including the theory and principles which they are applied. My responsibilities have included teaching on a variety of modules, supporting research and various departmental administration activities. One of my key responsibilities has been to develop, manage and coordinate the delivery of specialised consultancy services within sport, nutrition and health for external clients and athletes

Areas of research interest

  • Exercise physiology
  • Ultra-endurance exercise
  • Extreme environments
  • Nutrition

Qualifications

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Masters by Research - Kingston University, London
  • BSc Joint Honours Sports Science with Business (First Class) - Kingston University, London

Publications

Number of items: 10.

Article

Kemp, Rachael N., Loh, Roland, Howe, Christopher C.F. and Moir, Hannah J. (2018) Relationship of inflammatory response and mood to high-intensity interval exercise. Translational Sports Medicine, 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

Conference or Workshop Item

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..

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