Running is a similar action to walking except there is a moment of suspension called the flight phase when both feet are simultaneously off the ground. Momentum is achieved when force is created by the back leg driving off the ground. The greater the force created and applied in a given direction, the faster the run will be. The skill of running includes jogging, sprinting, dodging and evading. The ability to run is essential to perform a wide range of activities in both everyday life and sporting contexts. Whether it is sprinting in a race or running for pleasure, chasing a football or trying to catch a butterfly, it is essential that everyone develops a proficient running technique.
Things to consider
When practising running ensure that activities are done in an open playing area. If an enclosed area is used, then make sure that there is adequate space between pupils and also a large enough runoff safety area to allow pupils the opportunity to slow down and stop.
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