2018 – 5th Congress

May 9-10, 2018 (held in conjunction with the 4th International Congress of Trail Running preceding the World Trail Championship)

Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

08:30-09:00 Registration

Main Room – Moderator: Eladio Collado

09:00-09:30 Welcome and opening remarks

09:30-10:15 The use of accelerometry to control the distribution of effort intensity in long-distance races: marathon vs. ultratrail – Carlos Hernando Domingo

10:15-11:00 Water: can you get too much of a good thing? – Marty Hoffman

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

Main Room – Moderator: Marty Hoffman

11:30-12:00 Ultra Sports Science Foundation – Patrick Bassett

12:00-12:30 Energy cost of running – Gianluca Vernillo

12:30-13:00 Can we predict trail running performance? – Volker Scheer

13:00-13:45 Exercise associated muscle cramping – Martin Schwellnus

Room 2

11:30-12:00 Renal alterations secondary to extreme exertion – Nayara Panizo

13:45–16:00 Lunch

Main Room – Moderator: Grégorie Millet

16:00–17:00 Oral Abstracts

  • Fatiguing resistance exercise does not enhance hamstring muscle cramping from maximum contraction in shortened position – Martin D. Hoffman, Vikram Agnish
  • Biomarkers of muscle damage and systemic inflammation in mountain ultramarathon versus road marathon runners – Eladio J. Collado-Boira, Nayara Panizo, María Pilar Molés-Julio, Maria Desamparados Bernat-Adell, Ignacio Martínez-Navarro, Bárbara Hernando, Carlos Hernando
  • Spontaneous temporal coordination among gender groups in sky mountaineering during a vertical race – Jordi Martín, Pablo Vázquez, Natàlia Balagué, Lluc Montull
  • Neurophysiological response of the autonomic nervous system to an ultramarathon – Rasmus Jakobsmeyer, Solveig Vieluf, Tanja, I. Janssen, Volker Scheer
  • Physical activity classification in middle-aged recreational marathoners using triaxial accelerometer – Carlos Hernando, Bárbara Hernando, Carla Hernando, Eladio J Collado, Nayara Panizo, Ignacio Martinez-Navarro
  • Foot dimensions and sensitivity evolution during extreme mountain ultra-marathon – Sebastien Pavailler, Nicolas Horvais, Gregoire P. Millet

Main Room – Moderator: Volker Scheer

17:00–18:00 Workshop: Scientific publications in ultraendurance sports – Ralph Benneke

Room 2 – Moderator: Ignacio Martínez

17:00–18:00 Is it useful to train and control intensity with power output? Arcadio Margarit, Borja Rubio, Gema Quiroga

18:00-18:30 Coffee Break and Posters Presentations

  • Does vitamin D status influence the exertional stress induced neutrophil response to 2 hours running at 70% V̇O2max? – David Dixon, Vera Camões-Costa, Rhiannon Snipe, Ricardo J.S. Costa
  • Impact of vitamin D supplementation on hepcidin response during and after 100 km ultramarathon – Katarzyna Kasprowicz, Wojciech Ratkowski, Wojciech Wołyniec, Piotr Aschenbrenner, Konrad Witek, Tomasz Grzywacz, Piotr Żmijewski, Marcin Renke
  • Impact of vitamin D supplementation on hormone levels and cytokine generation during ultramarathon – Katarzyna Kasprowicz, Wojciech Ratkowski, Wojciech Wołyniec, Sylwia Małgorzewicz, Ewa Aleksandrowicz, Konrad Witek, Tomasz Grzywacz, Piotr Żmijewski, Marcin Renke
  • Assessment of body composition and nutritional analysis of breakfast in ultra trail runners – Alejandra Flores, Pablo V. Torres, Belén Rodríguez
  • Non-protein oxidation rates of ultramarathon runners in response to incremental intensity and prolonged strenuous running – Christopher E. Rauch, Anthony Y. Khoo, Atlanta Miall, Rhiannon M.J. Snipe, Ricardo J.S. Costa
  • Acute caffeine ingestion and exercise intensity affects executive and arousal vigilance differently – C. Sanchis, F. Luna, C. Monleón, J. Lupiáñez, C. Pablos, E. Blasco
  • Can we predict trail running performance with laboratory exercise tests? – Volker Scheer, Tanja I. Janssen, Hans-Christian Heitkamp, Solveig Vieluf
  • Influence of volume of training on the results of a 12 hour ultramarathon – Victor H. P. Franco, Guilherme da Matta, Marcus V. Silva, Jorge R. Perrout de Lima
  • Injuries during training before an ultra-endurance mountain bike race – Anahita Saeidi, Hesam Saeidi, Morteza Khodaee

Main Room – Moderator: Carles Aguilar (Journalist – Onda Cero Radio Barcelona)

18:30-19:30 Round table: Tico Cervera (Penyagolosa Trails manager), Luis Martínez (local sports minister) Jose Antonio de Pablo (Technical advisor Spanish team trail RFEA), Laia Cañes (Spanish team trail runner), Luis Alberto Hernando (Spanish team trail runner)

20:00 Official Reception at Diputación de Castellón (Castellon Council)

21:30 Congress Dinner


Thursday, May 10, 2018

Main Room – Moderator: Gianluca Vernillo

08:00–09:00 Oral Abstracts

  • Energy cost of running during a 65km ultramarathon – Volker Scheer, Leoni Cramer, Jennifer Ahmann, Solveig Vieluf, Rasmus Jakobsmeyer, Hans-Christian Heitkamp
  • Speed decay and body weight loss during a 118-km trail race: differences as a function of performance – Ignacio Martinez-Navarro, Antonio Montoya-Vieco, Bárbara Hernando, Eladio J Collado, Nayara Panizo, Carlos Hernando
  • Influence of the initial running speed on overall performance and mechanics during 6-hour ultramarathon races – Guilherme G. Matta, Arthur H. Bossi, Guillaume Y. Millet, Pedro Lima, Jefferson V. de Freitas, Jorge P. de Lima, James G. Hopker
  • Model of performance in downhill trail running: a multifactorial approach – Robin Juillaguet, Sébastien Pavailler, Marlène Giandolini, Johan Cassirame, Nicolas Horvais, Grégory Doucende
  • Field adaptation of a specific trail running incremental test: IncremenTrail – Grégory Doucende, Clément Rissetto, Thomas Defer, Laurent Mourot, Johan Cassirame
  • Cardiac biomarkers following a 118-km trail race: relationship with performance – Ignacio Martinez-Navarro, Dario Sanmiguel, Juan Miguel Sánchez, Bárbara Hernando, Eladio J. Collado, Nayara Panizo, Carlos Hernando

Main Room – Moderator: Barbara Hernando

09:00-09:30 Cardiac changes in ultraendurance sports – Daniel Brotons

09:30-10:00 Prevention and management strategies for exercise-associated gastrointestinal symptoms – Ricardo Costa

10:00-10:30 New training strategies for the improvement of trail runners running economy – Nicola Giovanelli

Room 2 – Moderator: Fernando Díaz

09:00-09:30 Training planification in the trail runner, volume or intensity? – Gemma Quiroga

09:30-11:00 Training load periodization in the trail runner, volume or intensity? – Borja Rubio, Rafa Flores, Laia Díez

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break and Posters Presentations

Main Room – Moderator: Patrick Basset

11:30-12:00 Recovery from Ultra-Endurance Competition – Marty Hoffman

12:00–12:30 Musculoskeletal injuries in the long distance runner – Morteza Khodaee

12:30–13:00 Trauma in ultraendurance sports – Matthias Bauman

13:00–13:30 Running at altitude – Gregoire Millet

Room 2 – Moderator: Antonio Montoya

11:30-12:00 A comprenhensive proposal for Trail Runners performance assessment – Ignacio Martínez

12:00-12:30 Echocardiographic alterations in the ultraresistance athlete, pathology or adaptation? – Juan Miguel Sánchez Gómez

13:00-13:30 Use of percutaneous neuromodulation for the recovery and performance improvement of the trail runner – Albret Nebra

13:45–16:00 Lunch

Main Room – Moderator: Ricardo Costa

16:00–17:00 Oral Abstracts

  • Epidemiology of marathon related injuries treated at United States emergency departments between 2007 and 2016 – Karin VanBaak, Hesam Saeidi, Anahita Saeidi, Morteza Khodaee
  • GPS tracker enabled rescue of a lost runner during a wilderness ultramarathon: a case report – Martin D. Hoffman, Craig Longobardi, Candice Burt, Todd Nardi
  • Use of Ondansetron for nausea and vomiting during an ultra-endurance run – Andrew Pasternak, David Fiore, Arthur Islas
  • Beliefs of ultramarathon runners about salt tablets: findings from the Ultrarunners Longitudinal TRAcking (ULTRA) Study – Matthew D. White, Martin D. Hoffman
  • Systemic and urinary disorders in mountain ultramarathon versus road marathon – Carlos Hernando, Nayara Panizo, Maria Desamparados Bernat-Adell, María Pilar Molés-Julio, Ignacio Martínez-Navarro, Bárbara Hernando, Eladio J. Collado-Boira
  • Prevention of exercise-induced hypoglycemia in 12 marathon runners with type 1 diabetes using continuous glucose monitoring: a prospective, mono-centric observational study – Bhoopendrasing Domun, Nathalie Roudaut, Emmanuel Sonnet, Philippe Thuillier, Véronique Kerlan

Main Room – Moderator: Marty Hoffman

17:00–18:00 Case Presentations

Room 2 – Moderator: Ignacio Martínez

17:00–18:00 Individualization of food and hydration guidelines in ultra-trail races – Ana Grifols

Main Room – Moderator: Volker Scheer

18:00-18:45 Running in extreme environments – Mike Tipton

18:45–19:00 Closing remarks


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We thank the following sponsors of the 5th Annual Congress: