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The one and only Mr Motivator shares his top motivational tips with IDEAL Magazine

This is very exciting. The man who got us moving in the 90’s with his enthusiastic workouts and eye-catching lycra getups has been announced as the 2016 MoRunning ambassador. He will be encouraging people up and down the UK to sign up for a 5k or 10k MoRun and raise funds for the Movember Foundation. Here are five of his most motivating tips:

One

With every step you take, over 200 muscles come into play, so choose your goal well and remember the first two letters of goal, and GO for it!

Two

When running, start slowly and build up at your own pace, don’t be in too much of a hurry, only Robinson Crusoe ever got things done by Friday. Trying to finish the race, enjoy it and earn extra funds by your effort are your aims so don’t push yourself too hard.

Three

I maintain that it is great to be doing something that is of benefit to you personally but will also help others. Taking part in an event for charity will provide you with so many rewards and benefits.

Four

Remember – the difference between ordinary and extraordinary is only that little extra, so surprise yourself with how much you can do. Strive for excellence and ask yourself if what you are doing today will get you closer to where you want to be tomorrow. If the answer is yes, then go for it with gusto.

Five

The price of success is perseverance. Remember Rome wasn’t built in a day and being successful at something can take a while but if you persevere and strive to be the best you can be – you will get there!

The MoRuns will take place between November 1st and November 29th in 17 locations including Dublin, Leeds, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Manchester and London. For more information, please visit www.mo-running.com/