Super League Triathlon have continued to support a research project for the Arena Games Triathlon event in London ©Super League Triathlon

Super League Triathlon (SLT) and Leeds Beckett University are continuing their combined treadmill research for the Arena Games Triathlon event in London which is set to take place on April 8.

The pair began their partnership in September 2022 to conduct studies and trials with the aim of better understanding of treadmills for the series.

The impact of running dynamics, sensor measurement and treadmill behaviour were all examined.

"It has been a hugely rewarding experience to work alongside world leading experts from Leeds Beckett University to help us establish robust protocols and get a much deeper understanding of treadmill behaviour," said SLT chief executive Michael D'hulst.

"This is vital in developing a new form of triathlon that is so innovative and we have the right partner to support with their world leading knowledge."

The studies are led by the university's Dr Barney Wainwright, Dr Josh Walker and Dr David Lunn.

So far it has led to "impressive insights" and a new sensor calibration protocol being implemented into Arena Games Triathlon to ensure the accuracy of readings from the treadmills.

"It has been both exciting and rewarding to collaborate with the team at SLT, and their partners," said Wainwright.

"Our support has involved gathering data and generating insight on the unique demands of the Arena Games format, and in particular the behaviour of non-motorised treadmills and measurement sensors, and their interaction with runners with varying running styles.

"So far we have revised protocols to enhance measurement precision, and we are exploring more avenues to develop a greater understanding of this exciting format to help athletes have an improved racing experience."

The Arena Games Triathlon event in London is set to take place at the Aquatics Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Following the upcoming stage, the Games are then set to take place in Montreal on February 25 and Sursee in Switzerland on March 12.