Freedom To Run - Ease, Efficiency, Speed

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

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  • 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.

Directions and Parking

From the East (travelling west on the A55)

Follow the signs for Eirias Park off the main dual carriage way at the Old Colwyn area. You will see the park on your right. Pass the car park for the concert venue / sports barn / track on your right and you will find the main Park entrance and Car Park on your right at a mini roundabout.

From the Town Centre

Head out on the main road through the centre towards Old Colwyn, with the sea on your left. You will come to large and obvious signs for the park, turning left at a mini roundabout in to the Car Park. There is plenty of free parking here. Your workshop will start outside the Leisure Centre in good weather, or just inside the Reception area if it is very wet.

Meeting point - Eirias Park

We meet outside the Leisure Centre in Eirias Park. Here is a panorama of that area of the park.

Beach running at Port Eirias

Depending on tides, we will make extensive use of the sand for exercises at some point in the day.



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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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UKA Leadership in Running Fitness qualified.

I'm UKA Leadership in Running Fitness qualified.