20:18 Thu, 3 May 2018

Just had this email:
Good morning,

I hope you do not mind me contacting you out of the blue. My name is Dr Steve Faulkner, and I’m a senior lecturer in Sports Engineering at Nottingham Trent University. I was hoping that you may be able to help me out with a study that I am running at Nottingham Trent University that is looking at the relationship between aerodynamics and the associated physiological cost on time trial performance. I’m looking to recruit experienced TTers aged between 18-45 who train and compete in TTs or triathlons. If you would be so kind as to forward this message and the attachments around your membership that would be fantastic. Obviously, if you have any further questions or feel any points need clarification before sending the email out, please let me know.

“Dr Steve Faulkner is on the hunt for some riders to take part in a study that he's running at NTU. He's basically looking into the relationship between optimising aerodynamics and the physiological/performance cost/benefit of doing so. Each rider who takes part and meets the criteria will get a full physiological performance profile and some top insight into their TT position.

Steve is looking for males who train and race in TTs/Triathlon and use a TT bike, aged 18-45 and ride 4+ times a week.

The study involves fitness testing with full athlete profiling and feedback (VO2 max test, lactate profiling, power/HR based training zones) followed by 5 -10 mile TTs in the lab with at least 4-5 days between trials. The TT position will be manipulated (on a lab bike) to alter the aerodynamics and to then measure the physiological and performance cost or benefit.

If you are interested in taking part, you should get in touch directly with Steve on:-”

Many thanks for your help with this,


Dr Steve Faulkner

Senior Lecturer Sports Engineering

Dept of Engineering

School of Science and Technology

Nottingham Trent University

NG11 8NS

Most Recent Publications

Pugh JK, Faulkner SH, Turner MC, Nimmo MA. Satellite cell response to concurrent resistance exercise and highintensity interval training in sedentary, overweight/obese, middleaged individuals. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2017 DOI 10.1007/s00421-017-3721-y

Faulkner SH, Jackson S, Fatania G, Leicht CA. The effect of passive heating on heat shock protein 70 and interleukin-6: A possible treatment tool for metabolic diseases? Temperature. 2017 Mar p 1-13

Leicht CA, Papanagopoulos A, Haghighat S, Faulkner SH. Increasing heat storage by wearing extra clothing during upper body exercise up-regulates heat shock protein 70 but does not modify the cytokine response. J Sports Sci. 2016 Sep 26:1-7

Raccuglia M, Lloyd A, Filingeri D, Faulkner SH, Hodder S, Havenith G. Post-warm-up muscle temperature maintenance: blood flow contribution and external heating optimisation. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2016 Feb;116(2):395-404.

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