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.


Freedom on the Trails

Use these events as a way to learn Chi Running, or to develop your skills further. For Chi Running to become a holistic practice, and for your new skills to become habits, most people need some form of ongoing advice and support. Each Freedom on the Trails event will have a chi running focus that will be explained in advance, and I will guide you through a range of focusses during the run. I offer several opportunities throughout the year to drop in and go for a run with me in the Holme Valley / North Derbyshire areas. These sessions must be pre-booked.


How are you doing?

Everyone who attends one of these sessions will receive brief, informal feedback on their running and ongoing advice. I may ask to video you running for this purpose if the session is a busy one.

Please note I go running in any weather apart from a hurricane (that too sometimes.) I do not cancel sessions if it is wet, and I pick smoother paths that are safer for running on in the dark - so come prepared.

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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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