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.

We've all lost motivation from time to time. This can manifest itself in different ways. Since taking up Chi Running, my running has been uninterrupted by running injury. That doesn't mean I train enormous amounts of mileage and it doesn't mean I always feel like running hundreds of miles. I go to Parkrun every week unless I am away from home. If I'm racing that weekend or feeling poorly then I'll volunteer. Sometimes I'll just volunteer because I love that too. You get the idea - Parkrun keeps me running week in week out, year in year out better than any other group of people I've known. Maybe it's the fact that 5k it a nice, achievable distance whatever the weather ... but it still has a real challenge to it. I can't believe how many people have got in to running through Parkrun and gone on to huge running achievements. There it a guy in this photo (not me) who started running through Parkrun and has now run a sub 3 hour marathon and won an ultra marathon. Now that's motivation!

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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.