International Athlete, Sports Model and Presenter Jenny Pacey talks to TeachPE about her Sprint Start Technique.


  • Begin in the blocks in a crouch position with the back knee on the ground and all the weight resting on the fingertips.
  • In the 'set' bring the hips up so that the body is in the loaded position.
  • Listen for the 'B' of the 'BANG' and launch out of the blocks at that point. Reaction time is vital.
  • For the first 10 metres aim to stay low, pumping the legs hard, keeping the eyes down at the ground and accelerating powerfully.
  • From 20 metres bring the body to more of an upright position.
  • By 30 metres the athlete should be running at full speed.

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