Running warm ups

The goals of this module are

  • to warm up and
  • to increase flexibility and endurance.

Ideal Group size:

Up to 30


10 minutes



Materials for download:

External resources:

How it’s done

Variation 1:

  • Run round in a circle
  • Slowly and increase the speed by calling out numbers 1 (very slow) to 10 (very fast).

Variation 2: Run on the spot

  1. In a circle everyone take one leg of the person in front in your hand and put your other hand on their shoulder. The whole circle starts to jump around in a circle
  2. Running and twisting in a forward direction, as if you are dancing
  3. Run sideways for two steps then swap the direction you are facing and keep moving forward
  4. Facing forward, side step in one direction, bend down to touch your foot with one hand, then go back the other way and bend down with the other hand.
  5. Running, kicking your legs up behind to touch your hands
  6. Tap the inside of each foot with your hand – on the spot and when you are moving
  7. Jumping on the move with feet together, hands together behind the head
  8. Running round in a circle on your own, punching the air
  9. Three steps run and kick one leg out, three steps run and kick out the other leg

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