Mental Toughness Lessons From A World Champion

Mental Toughness Lessons From A World Champion

Aly Dixon is an English long-distance runner who currently holds the 50km world record and won the 2019 50km World Championship in Brasov, Romania. She has also won the British marathon championships two times. 

Aly is also a proud ambassador for St Benedict’s hospice in Sunderland, a charity which specialises in end of life care for cancer patients, which is close to her heart after losing family members to the illness.

In this episode, Aly talks about her journey into running, why she runs.  How she sets goals and maintains perspective when dealing with difficulties and much more… 

Key Takeaways include:

  • Remember your why
  • Keep your goals visible
  • Enjoy the process of what it takes to achieve your end goal
  • How to overcome bad training sessions
  • Don’t allow the numbers dictate to you
  • Look to prove the doubters wrong

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About the Host – David Charlton

David helps ambitious athletes, teams and executives achieve their goals faster by improving their Mental Toughness.  He is a HCPC Sport and Exercise Psychologist and Executive Coach who supports many professional athletes, some of whom play at the highest level in their chosen sport.  

To join The Sports Psychology Hub a Facebook group that David hosts to help ambitious athletes, serious sport coaches, sporting parents, sports psychologists and mental game coaches to support each other.



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David Charlton

Best Wishes 

David Charlton

Global Sports Psychologist located near Durham and willing to travel Internationally.  Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence.  With over 10 years experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to achieve their goals, quickly.  

T: +44 7734 697769

E: [email protected]

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