A Beginner’s Guide to Freerunning

If jumping over benches, somersaulting fences, sliding down rails and leaping onto walls sounds like your cup of tea, then freerunning could be set to become your new favourite hobby…

What is Freerunning?

Freerunning is ‘the art of expression through motion’. Started in France, freerunning involves the runner, or ‘traceur’, attempting to pass static obstacles in the fastest and most direct manner possible, using skills such as jumping, vaulting, rolling, spinning, flipping and climbing. Freerunners use obstacles and the spaces between them to create a forward flow, taking physical objects intended to restrict motion and using them to enhance it instead. The obstacles can be anything in your environment, so parkour is often practiced in urban areas because there are a bundle of suitable structures, such as buildings, fences, rails, and walls.


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