Firstly thank you for the workshop, I really enjoyed it and
learnt a lot about my running style so lots to practice on!
I actually managed to get out for a 3 mile run on Sunday and the
difference was phenomenal! Normally I struggle with the breathing
element but I wasn't out of breath at all and had a lot more in the
After playing sport all my life and with a keen interest in free
, efficient, better movement the chi running workshop seemed like
it would be a great help to improve my running style from the
I was out of competitive sport with a knee injury and nearing the
latter stages of my rehab. This was perfect timing and fit in
perfectly with my rehab plan and return o competitive sport.
I'd ran before but with little consideration of technique and
training. Previously I wanted to challenge my self as much as
possible in terms of sport and activity but this was not
sustainable. A tough lesson on prioritizing better, free efficient
movement was learnt.
The workshops break down your running style. You are assisted to
unlearn your unhelpful inefficient movement patterns and then
assisted to relearn new, better , more efficient movement patterns.
The running sessions inbetween the two workshops are invaluable to
optimize the impact the workshops have on your running style by
receiving feedback from Stuart and running along side him where you
learn almost subconsciously by copying his running style.
Stuart is a great teacher and coach and his sheer enthusiasm and
passion for what he does is contagious.
I have recommended this course workshop to a number of people and
they have fed back with very positive comments.
Having completed a half marathon in Glasgow .........."Honestly,
couldn't have done it without the techniques you taught me at
#chirunning. Pain free running makes it enjoyable and so much
easier. Will be working up to my first marathon next. Thanks again
Stuart McCrae Hardie!"
The best cad I've run and was a comfortable pace.
Been practicing the techniques you coached in the fairly short
session last October in Kenmore. While I doubt it looks very close
to what you had intended, something is working - I took part in a
mountain marathon a week ago, from Keswick up to the top of Scafell
Pyke and back, and am pleased to say have suffered no injury or
even any aches/pains apart from a bit of a bruising on one foot
from stepping all so many rocks on the way down. It took nearly
twice as long as a normal marathon, what with the long uphill
parts, but I felt none of the soreness or fatigue that I used to
feel in a regular event.
So carry on preaching!
I'm getting great feedback from my patients who are training
Guthrie Steer - Chiropractic and Massage Clinic, Guernsey.
Thank you so much for your Saturday morning workshop and
especially your wealth of knowledge passed over with such passion
and freely wanting to spread the word.
Thanks again for a very educational day on saturday. Learned a
lot about ChiRunning.
Today, Wednesday, I started my first ChiRunning drill since
Sunday, focusing on my dantien and lean.
It works for me, I'm happy what you and Danny taught me so far, the
rest, training I have to do.
Thanks again for this memorizing day with the best team of all,
lead by our famous Scottish Captain.
I was one of your students saturday at Danny's workshop. I
enjoyed it very much. It would be lovely if you send me the video
A quick note to say thank you for you're help and inspiration at
the level 2 workshop last sunday!
It really helped me a lot to get my ass back on the road!
Hi Stu, just a few words to say thankyou. I am sure I'm not your
best advert for Chi running but I have to say that my days of
limping after a run and searching for the most heavily padded
trainers are over. My bad right heel is now behaving itself even
wearing the minimalist trainers you advocate. I learnt something
'cos my technique must have changed for the better. Thanks again,
you rule. Robbo.
After the London
Thanks for the tips and the tabs which I used before and after.
No problem with cramp which was amazing given how damned hot it was
on the day.
I kept thinking "posture" the whole way round and managed to get
round without my usual slumping forward as I tired.
Many thanks and all the best,
I may not have trained with you specifically Stuart, but it is
your voice I hear in my head as I run and I am constantly
readjusting myself in accordance with the chi running principles
you have taught me in other sessions! You have played a huge part
in my training - so I thank you (as do my knees!) x
Hey. A 40 minute Chi Run completed - Boom!!! Your techniques
prove to be just the job when I start to flag Stuart or mind starts
to wander. Thank you - mind is lots clearer too as was all jumbled
to begin with and now not jumble free but considerably
clearer…Hoorah I say
I really enjoyed the event - now to put it into practice.
Thanks for today - great session and very informative.
Thanks for today Stuart. I am now walking about with parallel
feet and hopefully a straight back!
I found this morning very helpful in putting 'theory into
I've downloaded the app already, ordered the book and a running
Ran yesterday and it felt really good - really focuses you and
you have to keep adjusting as you run along ......... I found
Saturday a real eye opener and very interesting. Your points about
my posture and stride length are spot on. Tried to address both
these yesterday and felt I ran easier and better.
Thanks for Saturday and I'm going to recommend to others that
they try 'chi' running.
Thanks for the email and the informative and motivating session
on Saturday. Really enjoyed it and will be putting it into practice
as much as possible.
Was also fantastic to see Rach improve posture and technique
before my eyes.
Many thanks for your email. It was great to meet you on
Saturday and we certainly learnt a lot! It was really
encouraging and we'll definitely be trying to put it into
Thank you very much for your emails. It was a pleasure to meet
on Monday and we both got a lot out of our session with you. We
have been telling our friends and family all about it!
Anna & Max
I'd just like to reiterate how useful I found the session - I've
found myself bearing in mind much of what you were talking about
during everyday life over the past few days. I'm sure that the
short session will have made a big impact and I hope to see that
reflected as I run over the next few months.
Stuart, subsequent to our meeting I changed my running style on
the day, and this together with Raj's good work meant that my
calves lasted the distance.
I got 4.45 which I was hugely pleased with. I also really
enjoyed the run. Your tips really helped me Stuart, so a big thank
you for sharing those.
I found the stretches a nice warm down after my run yesterday
evening and a help in relaxing into a good night's sleep so thanks
for that and all your advice Stuart, it all counted.
Just have to say that I really enjoyed tonight's session. I
appreciate that I have only done 4 out of 6 sessions but each time
I attend I feel I have made progress - that is purely down to your
teaching skills and technique. I hope that I can keep it up!
Thank you for the excellent introduction. Have been out for a
couple of hours this morning - and as you say in your note it is
neither a quick fix nor easy to incorporate all at once! Metronome
makes a difference as I tend to speed up too much and run out of
puff! However will persevere. Also not so easy to look ahead when
on rough ground. Cliff path is lovely - rain or shine. Onwards
Many thanks for the walker's metronome. I found it to be a quite
remarkable aid to overcoming the embarrassing irregularity of my
stride, and in no time at all I was walking with a confidence and
rhythm that I hadn't experienced since I was diagnosed as having
"Parkinson's". I wouldn't hesitate to recommend its use to anyone
with this same medical problem. Truly, I can't thank you enough for
giving my morale such a boost.
Thought it went really well last night. The two others I spoke
to afterwards enjoyed it too. Your introduction seemed pitched at
just the right level and served as a good appetiser for the more
detailed stuff to follow. Well done sir! The video footage was a
Had a really good run last night ... running at cadence of 176
... it felt very meditative in the dusk and rain. Really looking
forward to some time with the guru tomorrow!
Since talking with you I have become obsessed with watching
people run ... the other day I spotted a chap and thought "wow! He
has it ... the lean, cadence etc ..." and it was you!
I had to email tonight as I have just run my best mileage time
in I dont know how long! For me it was really good as up until you
taught me I was still running 11 or 12min miles. TONIGHT - 9min
40secs - 4.1miles in 39 mins - woohoo ...
Focussing on arms for the beat helped 100%
Thank you Stuart.
Hi Stuart ... Thanks for the notes and for the session today, I
can't wait to get out for half an hour tomorrow. I will have a
study of the notes while I prep for the run in the morning. I have
just been practicing my animal pouncing technique with my daughter,
probably not entirely as it meant to be practiced but great fun
I am very excited about getting out there and running properly,
I really appreciate your constructive approach and kind mentoring
... Have a great weekend.