Freedom To Run - Ease, Efficiency, Speed

Jon Burdon, Chi Running and Chi Walking instructor based in England and Wales

Find your Freedom ...

  • Technique Workshops


    I am no longer a certified Chi Running Instructor. Keep an eye on my newsletter for any future developments, and please feel free to contact me if you are interested in guided trail running in the Peak District National Park, or if you need to contact another Chi Running Instructor.

  • Summer 1-1 sessions

    I offer a few 1-1 sessions in July / August. Places are strictly limited. Contact me to arrange a date. £30 per hour.

    Not currently available.

  • Training Plans

    The Freedom To Run training plan is individually tailored. Distances 10k - Ultra. Your plan will be highly specific to your own individual needs, and based on tried and tested workouts. Plans are delivered digitally through the Google Drive app.

    £35 - basic plan with email consulation.

    £70 - premium plan with two telephone consultations and Garmin device setup.

Chi Running Explained...

Please note I am not currently a certified Chi Running Instructor. Chi Running is a training technique for running which emphasises energy efficiency and injury prevention. It is a natural, minimal, relaxed approach to running that emphasises the mind body link. It develops use of the core muscles and shifts emphasis away from the lower legs. Many people experience a revolution in their running when they adopt the Chi Running method. Chi Running was developed by Danny Dreyer, ultra marathon runner, who combined key principles from Tai Chi with the sport of running. Hence the word 'Chi!' Interested in making your runner easier and reducing your risk of injury? Whether your aim is to begin running for the first time, transition to a more natural running style, or compete in a race of any distance, come and explore how Chi Running can help you. 

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What's Coming Up?

Come and develop your running style / form with me. I'm a qualified teacher, and specialist in helping people learn natural, minimal running techniques.


Let mindful approaches to running transform the way you think about movement, exercise and health.


freedom on the trails



Mountain Navigation and Mountain Skills for runners and walkers

I have over 20 years experience sharing the outdoors with others, and exploring mountain environments in the UK and Europe. Let me help you develop your mountain navigation skills to give you the confidence you need. Click here for more info.

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Where to find me


I live in the Holme Valley, near Huddersfield and on the very northern edge of the Peak District National Park. Workshops are in venues easily accessible from:

Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Bradford, Liverpool, Huddersfield, Halifax, Wakefield, Barnsley, Cumbria, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and North Wales.


Mountain Training
I am a qualified Mountain Leader, registered with the Mountain Training Association.

Photos of the Holme Valley Landscape are by Andy Leader of Made in Holmfirth

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I'm UKA Leadership in Running Fitness qualified.