Sat 14 Dec
Running a spring marathon?
Now is the time to focus on the technique phase to improve your running
form. Good technique creates a stable foundation on which to build. Good
technique training will teach you to align, relax and balance your
body, be mindful in approach and create efficiency in your movement, all
of which will greatly reduce your risk of overtraining and injury.
Tue 3 Dec
Creating efficient forward momentum
In this short video I demonstate how creating efficient forward momentum reduces workload on the legs and impact on the body.
Sat 30 Nov
Get the joints loosened & muscles activated before you run
Mon 4 Nov
My first 'mini' marathon
A whole 800m track ahead with a big digital clock at the end – absolute
heaven! About a 100m and I can’t resist that final little push and there
it is – the finish line.
Mon 30 Sep
Improve recovery times and reduce muscle soreness with the cherry that packs a punch
Thu 1 Aug
Is there method in your madness?
Mon 8 Jul
Breathing for better distance running – The Chi Running Approach
We can live for weeks without food, days without water but only minutes without air so it goes without saying that breathing is somewhat important in the scheme of things.
Sun 7 Jul
Summer/autumn workshop dates announced
A great chance to get involved with or refresh your Chi Running skills. Book now to get a EarlyBird 10% discount.
Sat 22 Jun
Barefoot Connections Conference 2013
After the phenomenal success of last year’s conference, I’m delighted to be presenting at this year’s Barefoot Connections Conference 2013 at Denbies Vineyard, Surrey. Denbies Vineyard, Surrey
Thu 20 Jun
Think big! Increase your speed by focusing on the core muscles
Speed should happen and not be forced. Often runners attempt speed too soon or beyond their cababilities and end up injured. This post looks at the correlation between cadence, stride-length and speed and how speed is a product of developing a foundation in technique and distance.
Sun 19 May
3-week intensive 10k training
I experiment with my own training in order to ensure I give my clients an appropriate, fully-road tested programme to suit their needs.
Tue 23 Apr
Posture – alignment and balance
Your body is at optimal efficiency when aligned vertically, directionally and symmetrically as you run.
Wed 3 Apr
Address the symptom by focusing on the system
We often focus too much on the affected area of discomfort. As a Chi Running Instructor I teach the skills of alignment and relaxation, body sensing and gradual progress. These skills are fundamental in building a solid foundation for years of enjoyable running.
Tue 12 Feb
'The most important part of your kit is your running shoes?'
Good technique and the ability to body sense are the most important part of my running 'kit'
Tue 22 Jan
2012 study shows Chi Running technique reduces impact
A recent 1-year study at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that the Chi Running technique was found to produce less impact and higher efficiency, when compared with three other common styles of running.
Tue 6 Nov
The balanced runner
Today I added two more hill repeats to my hill workout. Following the principal of gradual process, I’m slowly increasing one part of the workout – increasing the number of repeats, whilst keeping the effort level the same as last week.
Tue 30 Oct
Oh them hills!
Tue 2 Oct
Running backwards provides important insights for ‘runner’s knee’
Win a free Chi Running Workshop place or personal training sessions
Many people over-breathe when they run, either deliberately as they wrongly think it will give them an advantage, or unintentionally due to the multiple trigger factors that come along during heavy exertion. Read more…
Introduction to Chi Running® Part One
Chi Running® combines various T’ai Chi principals and the natural flow of energy with the power of running. This creates a highly-efficient running technique that reduces impact on the body and lessens the risk of injury.
Often runners run with to slow a cadence. This leads to ‘plodding’ or landing heavily. If you run with a quick cadence you’re much more energy efficient, lighter on your feet and less likely to injure yourself.