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High Hurdles

Three/five Men: Height: 39 in. (1.067m) Description:

- First hurdle is placed 13m from the starting line, second hurdle is place 8.5m/8.8m from the first, third hurdle is place 13m from the second hurdle. The 8.5m/8.8m and 13m is alternated for how ever many hurdles are used, always ending with a hurdle measuring 8.5m/8.8m.

- Take the splits between the hurdles and run until athlete's time decreases by over .1 sec (not just one split, but all of the splits).

Run these until 8.5m/8.8m time are almost equal. Then add two more hurdle (remember to end with a hurdle measuring 8.5m/8.8m.)



Three/five Women: Height: 33 in. (0.84m) Description:

- First hurdle is placed 12.5m from the starting line, second hurdle is place 8.0m/8.3m from the first, third hurdle is place 12.5m from the second hurdle. Them8.0m/8.3m and 12.5m is alternated for how ever many hurdles are used, always ending with a hurdle measuring 8.0m/8.3mm.

- Take the splits between the hurdles and run until athlete's time decreases by over .1 sec (not just one split, but all of the splits).

Run these until 8.0m/8.3mm time are almost equal. Then add two more hurdle (remember to end with a hurdle measuring 8.0m/8.3mm.)



Three/five Boys: Height: 36 in. (0.914m) Description:

- First hurdle is placed 12.5m from the starting line, second hurdle is place 8.3m/8.5m from the first, third hurdle is place 12.5m from the second hurdle. The 8.3m/8.5m and 12.5m is alternated for how ever many hurdles are used, always ending with a hurdle measuring 8m.

- Take the splits between the hurdles and run until athlete's time decreases by over .1 sec (not just one split, but all of the splits).

Run these until 8.3m/8.5mm time are almost equal. Then add two more hurdle (remember to end with a hurdle measuring 8.3m/8.5mm.)



Three/five Girls: Height: 30 in. (0.762m) Description:

- First hurdle is placed 11m from the starting line, second hurdle is place 7.8m/8.0m from the first, third hurdle is place 11m from the second hurdle. The 7.8m/8.0mm and 11m is alternated for how ever many hurdles are used, always ending with a hurdle measuring 7.8m/8.0m.

- Take the splits between the hurdles and run until athlete's time decreases by over .1 sec (not just one split, but all of the splits).

Run these until 7.8m/8.0m time are almost equal. Then add two more hurdle (remember to end with a hurdle measuring 7.8m/8.0mm.)



Discounted Hurdling Description:

- Move all of the hurdles in one of your foot lengths (1st hurdle 1 foot in 2nd 2 feet and so one until all the hurdles are set up) and then move all of the hurdle down 3 inches lower than race height.

- The shorter distance and height allows the hurdler to better simulate race pace.





300m and 400m Hurdles

First 3, Last 3:Description:

- The first three hurdles and the last three hurdles are setup on the marks. The race distance is run using these hurdle settings.

Run 3 to 5 of these to build strength.



First 6:Description:

- The first six hurdles are setup on the marks. The first six hurdle are then ran at race pace to build rhythm.

Run 5 to 7 of these to build rhythm and strength.



Last 3:Description:

- The last three hurdles are setup on the marks, this is used for 300 hurdle training to build strength.

Run 3 to 5 of these to build strength.



Hurdle Training Tips Websites
Hurdle Training and Hurdles Coaching Articles
Ken Harnden: 25 Tips & Drills for Coaching the Hurdles - YouTube
Improving Your Hurdling Workouts! - Bodybuilding.com


Hurdling: Tricks of the Trade Copyright 2018

Disclamer: I decided to create this webiste to share all of the information that I have gained over my eight, plus, years of hurdling and sprinting.
I have no certification for coaching and all of this information is what I have learned from experiences and other coaches.
-This page was inspired by "King Eddie" (Mr. Phillips).