Having completed her ChiRunning and ChiWalking Instructors’ training in June 2007, Bridget became one of the first certified instructors in the North of England.
She has run regularly since the late 1980′s but prior to learning the ChiRunning technique, she was never able to train consistently due to frequent injuries. A period of running well and feeling fit was usually followed by an injury and the inevitable work of getting back to fitness.
Recognizing the importance of improving her running technique to avoid further injuries, she learnt the Pose method of running, which helped in some areas but caused problems in others. Lessons in the Alexander Technique also helped to some degree but still the injuries persisted.
Finally, she came across ChiRunning and has never looked back. She is now able to run consistently whilst staying free of injuries.
Bridget is also a qualified Alexander Technique teacher (for more information see website). She sees many similarities between ChiRunning and the Alexander Technique, especially in terms of reducing unnecessary effort.
Since beginning to teach ChiRunning, Bridget has developed a keen interest in ‘how’ people learn such techniques. As well as utilising the tips from Danny Dreyer’s (2009) book she also draws heavily on the ideas in Tim Gallwey’s ‘The Inner Game’ of Tennis (1974) and Michael Gelb’s More Balls Than Hands: Juggling your way to success by learning to love your mistakes (2003).