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Gradual Progress – Step by Step

I’ve written several blogs on this principle before. I just keep coming back to the belief that this is one of the fundamental cornerstones for runners, and wanted to put this right at the top of my list for client advice in the next phase of my coaching. I meet so many runners who have […]

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The Mindful Athlete, Secrets to Pure Performance, by George Mumford

Here are some of my thoughts on The Mindful Athlete, along with some key quotes from the book. Most of us accept that being mentally focussed when we are running is important, what if we could go further? Have you ever had one of those runs where everything just ‘flows’ and becomes easy? You can’t […]

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The Chi Marathon Principle

I thought I’d put a few thoughts together to summarise some of the key messages from the Chi Marathon book by Danny and Katherine Dreyer. “I had won three major marathons, Berlin (1997), London and Amsterdam (both 1998). I had very fruitful years with four world cross country silver medals, one European cross-country gold medal, […]

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6 ways to run more efficiently in 2017 … and for ever.

​Do you want to take your running further in 2017? Whatever your goal, Chi Running can help your running to feel easier and more efficient. Here are a variety of ways to become more efficient. They are all basic principles of the current understanding of good running technique and fundamentals Chi Running technique. Run Tall […]

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The Geneva Marathon 8th May 2016 – Review

Why Geneva? We headed out to Geneva to run Becky’s (my wife’s) first marathon. To be honest we hadn’t heard of the event when it popped up in a Facebook advert. We looked at the cost of the event (£50 each) and then waited until Easyjet flight prices from Manchester (£50 each) were announced. It […]

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I just ran at 4000m altitude … in London!

I just got back from an inspirational workshop with Patrick McKeown, leading global expert on the buteyko breathing method and developer of The Oxygen Advantage approach to breathing for runners.  The day included a combination of the theory and science behind the Buteyko method and how it applies to running. We had plenty of practical […]

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The Mindful Runner Part 3 – Non Judgement

I’ve just got back from a wonderful ‘Introduction to Mindfulness’ workshop lead by my good wife Becky, a trained mindfulness teacher. So I’m fresh and full of ideas for how mindfulness and Chi Running overlap (if indeed they differ at all.) In this series of three short articles on ‘The Mindful Runner’ I have already explored […]

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The spiritual side of exercise

Is technique important in running? Is the mental side of things important? Are the mental and physical parts of ourselves interlinked? Most people would answer yes to all these questions, but few have explored the combination of the two, or indeed the link between exercise and the spiritual side of their life. From long distance […]

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