It's so important to get your warm up right. Preventing injury is the main benefit, but also it helps ease you into the right mindset for the run, so when you set off you're prepared and ready for action.
I've made a video showing you how I warm up before every run, so check it out here!
The 6 areas I always focus on are
1. Slow jog
2. Open and close the gate
3. Leg swings
4. Walking lunge
5. Butt kicks
6. High knees
Build these into your routine and help yourself to stay injury free for longer!