How to Create a Strong Mindset

11th July 2023 12:00 BST


As the saying goes, “build a strong mindset, the body will follow.”  

In this fascinating webinar, former elite marathon runner and coach Hugo van den Broek digs into the research surrounding mental strength training and how our minds can have a beneficial or detrimental impact on what our bodies can achieve.    

Hugo will take us on a journey through the mind, including: 

  • How it acts as a ‘Central Governor’ to protect us from harm  
  • How much our mental energy impacts our sports performance  
  • Practical techniques for building a strong mindset, including visualization, meditation and self-talk 

If you’re looking to up your game at the next RigRun event, a “work smarter, not harder” approach may be just what you need to start earning maximum points for your team or see your name on the International Leaderboards. And Hugo’s insightful online session is the perfect place to start!  


About the Speaker: 

With a personal best of 2 hours and 12 minutes, Hugo van den Broek is a former elite marathon runner. He has coached amateur and elite runners from all over the world, with some running at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics and earning world-best performances in 2009 and 2015. When coaching his athletes, he uses a combination of experience and scientific knowledge to ensure the best possible performance. Hugo and his wife Hilda have been living and training in Iten, Kenya since 2007. And though they have both now retired from professional running, they run a guesthouse to accommodate amateur and elite runners from all over the world. 


Accessing this Webinar:
Join the webinar on 11 July at 12:00 BST here. And if dodgy WiFi gets in the way of you enjoying one of the webinars live, don’t panic. You can watch a full recording of the session later in our archive. 

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