Welland Valley Cycling Club
Welland Park Academy hosted a magical session today as the Welland Valley Whizz Kids invited Kettering Cyclones and Leicester Forest Rockets to their Grass Track Extravaganza.
FULL REPORT ON THE WHIZZ KIDS PAGE
I am currently doing my MSc project at Loughborough University, supervised by Dr Chris Harwood, which is titled, "The relationship between athlete personality and their attitudes towards sport psychology".
I am writing in to ask if you could help me send an email/facebook blast to your club athletes with a link to the online survey for my project.
I believe that this area of research is important and relevant to all athletes as it will help sport psychologists better understand the athletes that they work with and provide better services to them. If you like, I can also provide you with a report of the findings after the study has been completed.
The survey is very short and will only take 5-10 mins of your athlete's time.
Ethical approval has been granted for this research, and information will be kept strictly confidential and the names of participants will remain anonymous.
The link to the online survey is
For more information, you can refer to the participant information sheet at the bottom of the email.
Thanks so much for your time. Please let me know if you are able to help me send the email/facebook blast to your athletes. Your help in this will be greatly appreciated!
Participant Information Sheet
I would like to invite you to participate in this study, which aims to investigate how different personality traits are related to attitudes towards sport psychology in athletes.
What is the significance of this project?
It is hoped that the study would reveal important information about how athletes’ attitudes towards sport psychology are affected by their personality. The information obtained from this study will help sport psychologists to better understand their athletes and improve their service delivery.
What will you have to do if you agree to take part?
You will have to fill in some demographic information, followed by two short questionnaires.
How much of your time will participation involve?
Typically about 5-15 minutes.
Will your participation in the project remain confidential?
Your name will remain anonymous during the analysis of the results, and will be held in strictest confidence. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used for the purpose of this project only and will not be disclosed to anyone else.
What are the advantages/disadvantages of taking part?
You may find this topic relevant and interesting since you are an athlete yourself. The findings of this study will be very useful to the sporting community and will help sport psychologists improve their service quality. There are no known disadvantages of taking part, as the procedure does not pose any health risks to the participants.
Can I withdraw at any point?
Yes, participation is totally voluntary and you may withdraw at any point during the study.
We are still very short of volunteers to enable the Duncan Murray Wines road races to take place on Saturday 9 July 2016. Without sufficient volunteers we cannot guarantee the safe running of the races, and they could be cancelled.
Many thanks to those who have already indicated they can help on the day – but please could I ask others if they might be available for marshalling duties, or if they know anyone who would be?
The Duncan Murray Wines races are a prestigious and important part of Welland Valley’s support for local cycling and are sponsored by club member Duncan Murray’s wine business in Market Harborough.
We plan to run two races from Naseby Village Hall, both in the morning of Saturday 9 July 2016. There will be a Women’s race, part of the prestigious Women’s Team Series, and a Category E/1/2/3 race. Volunteers would need to be available from a little before 9.00 to around noon.
So, if you – or someone you know – are available to help on the morning of Saturday 9 July, do please let me know.