The Effect of personality on post-exercise recovery from treadmill running

The Effect of personality on post-exercise recovery from treadmill running


Claire Barwood is looking at personality and recovery.  Week 1 – VO2 max testing; Week 2 – based on 80% of your VO2 Max, two periods on the treadmill, using the recovery time in between to provide saliva samples and answering computer based personality questions, all whilst your heart rate is being monitored.


Background of the study

Personality varies from individual to individual in a number of ways. Personality can have an effect on our physiological and psychological responses in a number of different situations. For example, individuals with different personality traits show different psychological or hormonal responses to mental tests or mentally stressful situations. Some of the physiological and psychological measures that may change in these situations are also considered to be indicators of how well an individual recovers from physical exercise. Despite this, nothing is yet known about the way that personality can effect these measures following exercise. This study will therefore investigate the ways in which personality can affect the way that we recover from whole body treadmill-based running exercise.

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Intercounties XC in Loughborough – Saturday 10th March

Intercounties XC in Loughborough – Saturday 10th March

Last weekend at the prestigious UK Counties Athletics Union championships, Eryri Harriers Callum O’Donnell and Tom Wood represented North Wales at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough – many congratulations to both for fantastic running amongst very strong competition – Tom was 106th and Calum was 145th in a field of 281 U17s from all of the UK counties.

Here are the results:

UK Counties Athletic Union – Cross Country

UK Counties Athletic Union incorporating: Track & Field Outdoor & Cross Country Championships

This event marks the final cross country fixture of the year so very well done to everyone who has run in the league, championships, or has been selected for and/or ran for the county or country this year – it’s been a brilliant season!

Thanks, Becki 🙂

Ruthin 10k

Back in February, on Sunday 25th, Paul Wathan was a race winner again as he triumphed in the Ruthin 10k with a time of 36:08. There were 201 finishers.

Podium 5k race at Barrowford

With the Cheshire 10k postoned due to the parking fields being waterlogged, Rob Samuel had to make do with the Podium 5k race at Barrowford, Lancashire where on the fast 5 lap course, Rob finished 2nd overall in a time of 14:40 behind race winner Mohammad Abu-Rezeq (Alrincham) 14:24 with Tom Lancashire (Bolton) 3rd with 14:43 in what was a high quality race.




3 Eryri Harriers were competing at Wrexham on Sunday 11th March at different distances.

In the Marathon, there was a PB time of 3:09:35 for Nic Brook as he finished 16th overall out of 182 competitors.

Russell Bentley won the 20 miler by four minutes in a time of 1:56:45 ahead of 335 finishers while Arwel Lewis finished 12th (1st MV/55) in a time of 1:29:43 in the Half Marathon where there were 233 finishers.

A very good day for racing at Wrexham as the weather was dry with very little wind on the quite tough race routes. A very good well organised Run Wales event.


25 Eryri Harriers were amongst the 1056 finishers in the Jones Crisps Anglesey Half Marathon (Always Aim High event) on Sunday 4th March. Run in much warmer and dry conditions of late with only a slight headwind on the way out towards Beaumaris & Llanfaes on the very undulating course. Eryri were led home by John Parkinson in 17th position overall with a time of 1:23:14 with Elliw Haf being the first Eryri female finisher in 2nd place overall with a PB time of 1:32:01. The only Eryri category winner was Maggie Oliver FV/70 in a time of 2:14:33.
The event was won by Bangor University Student Callum Davidson (Rossendale Harriers) in his first Half Marathon with a time of 70:50 ahead of Tom Roberts (Meirionydd) 72:48. Elliw was beaten into 2nd place by Lucy Williamson (Ilkley Harriers) 1:24:04.
In the 10km race, there were 4 Eryri Harriers amongst the 417 finishers with Catherine Connell 8th overall and 1st female finisher in a PB time of 38:52 while it is good to see Eryri founder member Malcolm Jones still competing very well, finishing 61st overall and 2nd MV/60 in a time of 50:23.
The event was won by Mike Roberts (Deestriders) with a time of 34:37.
A well organised Always Aim High event.

Club Presentation Eve Update

We plan to go ahead with the Club Presentation Eve on Saturday evening in the hope that the worst of the Beast from the East will have passed. Paul at Caffi Moel Siabod is planning to open as normal tomorrow (Fri) & Sat, & the info we have re. the forecast for Sat eve is as follows: ‘No weather warnings. Dry. Temperature zero.’ Therefore get your glad-rags ready – we will rock!!


(If there are any significant changes to Saturday evening’s weather predictions, & we feel it’s wiser to cancel the event, I will post here by mid morning on Sat)