Certified Since November 2020
I took up running at the age of sixty-eight for triathlons thinking the running would be ‘easy’. Anything but! Until I discovered Chi Running and haven’t looked back since. Whether a Park Run, Marathon, easy Pub Run with friends or an Ultra along the gruelling Jurassic Coast, in the searing heat of Hawaii or the mud, wind and cold of an English winter, I just love being out and running.
My whole life has been spent in coaching of one sort or another and I recently qualified both as a Chi Running Instructor and Triathlon Coach. I am passionate about passing on Chi Running to anyone that wants to learn to be able to run with ease.
Whether it’s to just enjoy running with a gentle ‘jog’, run faster with less effort or run further I have recently conquered them all myself so am in a good position to pass on the technique of Chi Running. I can now, at seventy-four, happily sprint shorter distances or pace myself for an Ultra. I came first in my age group in the London Marathon 2018 and for the 2020 Virtual London Marathon I chose to do an enjoyable run over the Dorset Coast and Countryside.
I’ve already helped, younger, fitter and stronger runners than myself to improve and have also introduced running to my contemporaries.
Come the warmer weather, and Covid allowing, I hope to run a free Chi Run along the Weymouth Prom the first Saturday in the month, starting from Lodmoor Car Park. Once they are up and running, come along to see what Chi Running is all about and, hopefully, you will become as enthusiastic as I am in its benefits.