Chi Running Technique

15/03/2014 - HEALTH/ NEWS - Runners warming up at the St. Annes Park Run Organised by Dublin City Council with participation from the Irish Times. Warm up exercise by Mary Jennings Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Chi Running Coaching

Mary Jennings is a Certified Chi Running Instructor having trained with Danny Dreyer, the founder of Chi Running.


Learn Chi Running with Mary

Choose from  :

  • 2 Hour Group Workshop in Dublin
  • Private Class with video analysis
  • Workshop at your Club/Office

What is Chi Running ?

  • Revolutionary Running Technique.
  • Eliminates running aches and pains
  • Strengthens Core Muscles and Posture
  • Makes running more enjoyable
  • Reduces effort of running
  • Helps prevent onset of injury
  • Protects body from the pounding of running
  • Reduces risk of injury  (knees, leg muscles, shins, ITB and hips)

Read more about the benefits of Chi Running and how it works.

Chi Running Workshops

These Chi Running workshops are suitable for anyone who has a basic knowledge of Chi Running or who is completely new to Chi Running. Often attending  are people who need a little refresher after attending a workshop in the past.


Mary will work through the basic principles of Chi Running but also pay particular attention to 3 areas which she has found the most helpful to runners :

1. Cadence – Running to the beat – how to use the metronome to make your running easier

2. Hills – How to enjoy hills, run with less effort and use less leg power

3. New Ideas – New and easier ways of explaining the 4 basic steps in Chi Running with use of new imagery and ideas that make it simpler to understand and practice on the run.

Cost : €35 – which includes metronome worth €15.

Cost : €25 if you don’t need a metronome.

Find out more about the metronome…

Upcoming Workshops

Date Location Sign up
Sat 7th Oct 2017. 10.00am – 12pm Lough Boora Parklands, Offaly Book your place Suitable for all fitness levels
Sun 8th Oct 2017. 10.00am – 12pm Sandymount , Dublin


Book your place Suitable for all fitness levels
Sat 11th Nov 2017. 11.00am – 1pm Donabate, Dublin Book your place Suitable for all fitness levels


Chi Running in your club

Workshops can be arranged at your club/workplace. Mary can travel to your club and tailor the workshop around your runners requirements and time available. Contact Mary to arrange.

Chi Running Course

Private Chi Running Lessons

Join Mary for a 1 hour private Chi Running Lesson. In this session you will have your running videoed and analysed. Mary will cover the fundamentals of Chi Running and you will receive notes, handouts and your videos. Suitable for groups of 1-4 people.  Contact Mary to arrange.


Chi Running Holidays

Mary often schedules running retreats where the focus is on Chi Running.


Chi Running Success Stories

Just a quick line to thank you for Chi Running Workshop. I went out this eve for an “easy” recovery run with my posture in mind only to find at 5k I was seconds off my pb without too much effort! I can’t believe it! Thanks so much, Mo Farah better watch out!

Read Claire’s Success Story

Read Aoife’s Success Story

Read lots more Chi Running Success Stories…

Find out more

To find out any more about these options, or for pricing details, please contact Mary.




Our classes take place outdoors at the following locations across Dublin:

Sandymount, Dublin
Clontarf, Dublin

Our workshops take place at the Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane, beside the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin Docklands.

Chirunning events take place outdoors in local parks or at your club or venue.

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