Penny Christie


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Penny Christie

Penny is from Sydney, Australia, and is a certified Chi-Running Coach, as well as a Clinical and Counselling Psychologist.
Penny is interested in how her background as a Psychologist, can support her work as a running coach, and vice versa. Both roles would seem to be about facilitating a growth process in the other, and, in particular, encourage connection to the core. Penny is interested in what gets in the way of this connection, on both a physical and emotional level.
Penny is also interested in the practice of Chi-Running as a metaphor for how to live one’s life, where we are constantly checking in with ourselves and making modifications to increase our level of comfort, or to decrease our pain.
Penny has completed several half and full marathons and a range of trail runs. Her happiest place is the trail, as it reminds her of the joy of childhood – a place where she can be playful and delight in movement. This is something she loves to share with others, in her role as running coach.

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What others are saying...

I used to run because I thought it was good for me. But I couldn’t breathe, my legs felt like lead, and I just wanted to walk. The chi running workshop gave me the tools to concentrate on one or two things at a time. I am more relaxed now. My friends have noticed a difference. And I am finally running because I love it.

I couldn’t recommend Chi Walking more highly, especially for people who are looking for an effective, long-lasting approach to chronic injury management.

The workshop integrates the best of Eastern and Western approaches to health and rehabilitation. Furthermore, the personalised assessments and targeted recommendations can be easily integrated into training and daily life.

Since doing the Chi Walking workshop, I’ve noticed significant improvement and I cannot wait to follow with the Chi Running workshop.

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Personal Bests

Distance Completion Time Placement Race Name / Location Year
Marathons 4:03 Blackmores Sydney Marathon 2016
Marathons 4:03 Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival 2017
Half Marathons 1:49 Blackmores Half Marathon 2017
Marathons 4:09 The Canberra Marathon 2019
Marathons 4:27:56 12th (40-44 bracket) The Great Ocean Road Marathon (44K) 2019
Half Marathons 2:24:04 6th (40-49 bracket) Glow Worm Tunnel Half Marathon 2019