Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands
Certified Since October 2014
I am originally from Yorkshire, England and have lived and worked in the Turks & Caicos Islands as a scuba diving instructor/boat captain since 2002. I now also work as a part time mermaid…yes, really..!!
I discovered ChiRunning while searching for books in 2010 and loved how it made running so much easier with less effort and fewer injuries. I then decided to attend the instructor training course to deepen my understanding of ChiRunning and with a view to start teaching both ChiRunning and Chi Walking down here in the beautiful Turks & Caicos Islands.
I took up running at the age of 25 when a friend at work talked me into attending a beginners evening at the local running club, Goole Viking Striders and despite not being able to run very far or very fast I become hooked and ran actively while living in England. I soon improved my times and completed many races including half marathons and 3 London Marathon. Unfortunately, running took a back seat when I moved out to the tropics however I renewed my passion for running in 2008 and since then have completed another 14 marathons, 5 ultra marathons , a multi day stage race of 154 miles in 6 days, Ironman Texas, and various sprint triathlons. I am very active in the running community here and participate in many of the local events held regularly.
As the first and only ChiRunning/Chi Walking Instructor in the Turks & Caicos Islands I excited to be able to impart my knowledge onto as many residents and visitors as I can. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information on how you can incorporate ChiRunning/Walking into your regular fitness routine, especially if you are planning to visit the islands…..it’s never too late to start..!!