Individual Study / Damsted et al.; J Sci Med Sport. 2019

ProjectRun21

ProjectRun21

Initiatives -
The purpose of ProjectRun21 was to investigate the association between load capacity defined as running experience and running pace, and RRI when following a specific half-marathon running schedule. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2016
Funding
This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up

Marker Paper

Damsted C, Parner ET, Sørensen H, Malisoux L, Nielsen RO. ProjectRun21: Do running experience and running pace influence the risk of running injury-A 14-week prospective cohort study. J Sci Med Sport. 2019;22(3):281‐287. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2018.08.014

PUBMED 30190100

Number of participants

Number of participants
784
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

A cohort of 784 healthy runners followed a specific half-marathon running schedule
Selection Criteria
Minimum age
18
Maximum age
65
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • Denmark
Ethnic Origin
Health Status
Other criteria
Participants were excluded if they had sustained an RRI in the lower extremity or lower back 6 months preceding baseline, and/or had sustained any other injury limiting their running activity the past 6 months, and/or if any contraindications for vigorous physical activity were present: symptoms of heart or chest pain, previous heart or chest surgery, lung diseases, dizziness or discomfort when physically active, pregnancy or non-regulated diabetes.

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • Specific population

Number of participants

Number of participants
784
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
Data on running activity was collected objectively by the participants through a GPS-watch or an application for Android- or iOS-based smartphones. Subsequently, the data was uploaded manually to an Internet-based training diary (http://www.mit-loebeprogram.dk, Help2Run, Hornslet, Denmark) through automatically generated e-mails send out on daily basis by the system. As soon as the data was uploaded, it was accessible for the researchers and thus enabled for continuous surveillance of all runners.
Start Date
2016
End Date
2016
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Smartphone
    • Smartphone apps
    • Smartwatch and wearables