Running Motivation – with Ian Coxall

As my Running Motivation series continues, I look for motivation from Ian Coxall. Ian has ran 37 marathons, with a PB of 2:56. He will be claiming his 6th star at Tokyo 2020. You can follow Ian on Instagram HERE.

Chicago Marathon

What has been your highlight of 2019

My running highlight for 2019 would definitely be completing my 5th world major at the iconic Boston Marathon in April. Boston being the oldest recorded marathon in the world it was a privilege to be able to qualify and compete. Running famous sections such as Newton Hills, Heartbreak Hill and finish in Boylston Street was an epic experience.

What are you most looking forward to in 2020

Undoubtedly will be finishing my majors in Tokyo 2020 and collecting my 6 star medal, I’ve dreamed of visiting Tokyo for many years and this will mark a very special occasion.

Boston Marathon

What are your top 3 tips to stay motivated to run

For me it’s setting myself a target to complete, this doesn’t have to be time related, the world majors have kept me going for a few years and I’m still perusing my 50 marathons before I’m 50 years old for charity. Finishing in Athens in 2022.

Definitely find yourself some like minded runners to train with and surround yourself with positive friends, this will help you get through the winter months when it’s cold and dark.

Invest in some decent running gear to help you stay warm, hats and gloves are essential. Stay safe in the dark, try and find some bright reflective colours, be safe be seen.

Some great advice from Ian, and I look forward to joining him in Tokyo where I will be claiming my 5th star. Tokyo is also where my goal setting motivation lies.


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