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'A very small group of us all novices to Chi Running were lucky enough to be introduced to the basic practicalities by Nick whose knowledge and passion on the subject is infectious!
The following morning I was up early running by the Tyne trying to put it all into practice. I have not felt so enthused to run in a long time. Can't thank you enough Nick, will be back soon for a refresher.'
"Hi I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you. Using the techniques has made a massive difference to my running, not just reduced pain levels but has renewed my enthusiasm............. I will be looking out for further courses and I'm spreading the word. Perhaps all hope of racing again is not lost....."
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I feel I have come such a long way since my first session with you early last year. I was trying out new things to give meaning to my life as my work was reducing. I had joined the running club and was starting to make friends, but without the good teaching I've had from you I've no doubt that running would be one of those things that I beat myself up on over not getting out there. I know from last experience it's so easy to let it all slide.
The Level 1 Chi Running workshop follows a simple programme of carefully constructed sequence of lessons: with these you can enjoy:-
- improved posture and alignment
- more efficient running and walking
- increase your speed but decrease your energy
- prevention of injury
At the end of the session you receive the following:-
- HD film of the group/yourself with slo-mo, voice over and stills to highlight key areas to focus on (you would see yourself running before and after coaching for comparison)
- handouts and simple guidance sheets to help you begin applying what you have learnt straight away
- Library of coaching video's (unlisted youtube links)
Introduction to the ChiRunning Method
- upper body foci
- lower body foci
- begin running
These workshops are 3 hours long. Over the years the feedback on the workshops where that they were good but too long so I have designed a workshop with the key elements that people can go away and practice immediately and feel that the door is open for future 1-2-1's if necessary.
Lunch. During lunch exemplar video material is shown and participants initial running form is discussed with specific and individualised feedback. This is also part of the voiceover feedback you receive via youtube (unlisted) after the workshop.
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I was a battered and frustrated plantar fasciitis sufferer, and unknowingly also a strange backward leaning runner I learned from the video! ;-) but things have gotten better.., I felt so much better on the uphills in particular almost instantly.....both my distances and times are improving, in fact I just last week set a new 10k PB of 45:18, which I'm super pleased with as it smashed my previous 46:59 which was (count 'em) 9 years ago, and before having two kids (now 2 and 4 years old) and mangling my hip joints with SPD! I'm up to 10.5miles distance now... going to go for the Great Scottish Run half marathon in Oct... we'll see.