Warm for Sun Run with Shannan Ponton

Join Sun Run ambassador Shannan Ponton at the start line, Saturday 4 February, where he will lead a five-minute race warm up for all participants.

Warm up exercises not only get you ready to run at your best, but they are also one of the most important things you can do to reduce injury and get your body ready for strenuous movement.

A run warm up is designed to gradually increase blood flow to your muscles through light aerobic exercises such as walking briskly, marching, jogging, or doing jumping jacks.

Dynamic stretching is also a great pre-race warm up. Dynamic stretches are not held; instead, they’re done in fluid movements to warm up the muscles, tendons and joints for activity. There are lots of dynamic stretches that you can string together to create an effective warm up like side lunges, walking lunges, lateral leg swings, bent knee forward leg swings and opposite toe touches.

So, warm up with Shannan on race day and make your Sun Run a safe and enjoyable one.