Run Wales

Train your mind to achieve your running goals

Have you entered a running event this year but are having doubts about the distance?
Maybe you’d like to run a longer distance event but confidence has stopped you from entering?

Whatever the event or distance, this hugely successful Running Psychology Programme from I Think Sport will improve your confidence, address any pre-event anxiety and teach you some essential mental skills.

What is even better is that we are offering you this workshop at a discounted rate of just £5 per session, or totally FREE to members of Clwb Run Wales!


We’ll be starting with this workshop as I Think Sport believe that confidence is the number one thing that any runner needs to be able to get to the start line, and also cross the finish line. Confidence can be elusive at times which is why it’s important to understand more about it, and how to build and maintain it. In this workshop you’ll learn:

  • Why Confidence is essential for running
  • Different sources of Confidence
  • Practical tools to build and maintain confidence

12th April 7pm – SELF-TALK WORKSHOP

Ever talked yourself out of entering an event? Or persuaded yourself to miss a training run in the rain? Ever told yourself that you’re exhausted and can’t run another step? Left unchecked, negative self-talk can stifle your development as a runner. But used in the right way, self-talk can be a huge asset. This workshop will cover:

  • What Self-Talk is
  • Why Self-Talk is important
  • Different types of Self-Talk
  • A framework to Check, Challenge and Change your Self-Talk


Mental rehearsal, also known as visualisation, is a brilliant tool that helps with reducing negative thoughts, reducing pre-event anxiety and maintaining motivation. In this workshop we’ll cover:

  • What Mental Rehearsal is
  • Why Mental Rehearsal is beneficial for running
  • How and when to use Mental Rehearsal in running


As you get closer to the event(s) that you’ve entered, you might experience a build up of anxiety. It’s not uncommon to experience an increase in negative thoughts, overwhelming emotions and even thoughts about pulling out. That’s why the final workshop will cover the following:

  • What Performance Anxiety is
  • Mental and Physical ‘red flags’
  • Practical tools to manage Performance Anxiety better


Register now to receive the Zoom invitations for the workshops which will be at 7pm every Tuesday in April. Don’t worry if you can’t make the live session – everyone who registers for the workshop will be able to access the recorded session after the event.

For free access to this series of workshops and many more benefits, join Clwb Run Wales, the nation’s largest virtual running club!