Punggol English Enrichment: Running, Action Words

100 free words for Running. Free English Material for Punggol English Enrichment Tuition Classes.

Topic: Running.

Words associated with running and to be used in creative writing. The following are materials that you can teach your child associated with the activity of running. It includes the types of activities and events for running. Also, vocabulary that gives a flourish to running are included in the second list below. Usage of Running Lingo will give a feel of expertise to the writer too.

Forms of Running:

  1. Sprinting
  2. Marathon
  3. Long Distance/Short Distance
  4. Hurdles
  5. Relays
  6. Short sprints
  7. Track and Field
  8. Road Running
  9. Cross Country Run
  10. Mountain Running
  11. Trail Running
  12. Training

Vocabulary: 100 common words associated with running

  1. gallop
  2. sprint
  3. scatter
  4. trot
  5. tear down
  6. race
  7. scamper
  8. whisked
  9. spurt
  10. pace
  11. dash
  12. tailed
  13. cool down
  14. DNS=did not start
  15. DNF=did not finish
  16. elite runner
  17. hitting the wall
  18. IAAF
  19. IOC
  20. lactic acid/threshold
  21. maximum heart rate
  22. midsole
  23. pronation -under/over
  24. runner’s high
  25. stride
  26. tempo
  27. intervals
  28. toe box
  29. running shoes
  30. track shoes
  31. veteran/senior
  32. junior/beginner/amateur
  33. world record
  34. olympic record
  35. fleet footed
  36. dash
  37. sprink
  38. fell
  39. tripped
  40. agile
  41. brisk
  42. nimble
  43. accelerated
  44. streaked
  45. breakneck
  46. snapped
  47. chop-chop
  48. double-time
  49. keeled over
  50. expeditious
  51. presto
  52. pronto
  53. supersonic
  54. velocity
  55. like a bat out of hell
  56. hasty
  57. jiffy
  58. posthaste
  59. foot strike
  60. warm-up
  61. warm-down
  62. stretch muscles
  63. strain
  64. jet-lag
  65. cadence
  66. treadmill
  67. barefoot
  68. newbie
  69. triathlete
  70. recovery run
  71. interval training
  72. rest day
  73. sports attire
  74. moisture-wicking clothes
  75. fuel
  76. tights
  77. compression clothing
  78. singlets
  79. aerobic
  80. anaerobic
  81. glycogen
  82. VO2 Max
  83. chafing
  84. injury
  85. muscle tear
  86. Runner’s Knee
  87. Shin Splints
  88. Ice Bath
  89. Half-Marathon
  90. Splits
  91. flexible
  92. sluggish
  93. plod
  94. tardy
  95. jog
  96. brisk walk
  97. bounce
  98. form-off/on
  99. carb-loading
  100. gait

What is sprinting?

Why is a marathon called a marathon?

What is a hurdle and normal people trying it out the first time:

What is trail running and why it attracts people?

What is a relay race?

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