Ironmen sought for stress study

Stress and coping strategies explored


Long-distance triathletes are needed to take part in a University of Winchester study, exploring how they cope with the stresses involved in training for and completing an Iron-distance race.


Sports science student Jack Scarratt is looking for between five and 10 experienced athletes to take part, each with a minimum of three Iron-distance competitions under their belt and preferably based near Hampshire.

The study will include a preliminary meeting and one in-depth interview looking into “personal experiences and feelings, in dealing with the stress of performance and what affects athletes and their training”, according to Jack.

It will last between now and February/March 2014, and subjects in the study will receive complete feedback on the results once they’re in, along with some recommendations.


Interested athletes can contact Jack via email at