Hurdling Scotland will again be hosting Winter training sessions at Pitreavie Stadium.  It is our intention to hold sessions through the winter – one a month (not Feb as this is championship month and very busy) – obviously this depends on Scottish Athletic championships and National Squad days. The first session is scheduled for Sunday 24th October (confirmation will be posted)

 Coaches are welcome to come and assist on the day or observe – this is a great chance to mix and ask “why are you doing it that way ….?” J

 Hurdlers in the U13; U15; U17; U20 and Senior to Masters (male and female) are welcome – all we ask is that you have some experience of hurdling.

The sessions are held on a Sunday between 1pm and 4pm; cost is £3 per session payable to coaches on the day (this covers the hiring of the facility – please don’t pay at Stadium reception)

 Sessions will cover many aspects of Hurdling; Sprint Hurdles; 300/400m Hurdles; start work; over distance; technical detail and there will be coaches on hand to give assistance if you have any specific problems. Some sessions will also have a guest for a question and answering session (Previous guest has been Eilidh Child – World Champs Semi-finalist 2009; European U23 Silver medallist 2009 and Senior European Finalist 2010) We also have starters attend the Championship preparation session in January (hope to do this again)

 Athletes/Parents – please ensure you have the permission of your coach to attend these sessions. EAC had a great turn out last year; the sessions are fun but carry the seriousness required to be useful to all

  Detailed information can be found on or chat to Pat Sinclair or Brian Winning at training.


  • Brian Winning

    Hi folks
    We have now firmed up a date for the first session for 2010/11 season.

    24 October: 1pm till 4pm

    The draft session plan is below….
    1pm – Gather and prep
    1.10 – coach introduction and outline of the session to athletes
    1.20 – start of dynamic warm-up: BW Lead
    1.35 – coaches prep area for hurdle drills
    – athletes continue warm-up with static stretching
    13.50 – hurdle drill session
    14.35 – water/comfort break
    – set up lanes for 5 stride runs (various heights – Blue and Yellow marks)(one taken out 5 TTs for 110h athletes)
    14.40 – Athletes given opportunity to run over hurdle spec of choice
    – athletes max 5 runs
    15.20 – Relaxed cool down for athletes leading to break and discussion
    15.40 – Break into groups Sprint/Intermediate hurdles
    – Lead coaches question athletes and coaches as to content looked for through 2011 session plans
    – Brian Winning – Lead Sprint: Norman Gardner – Lead Intermediate
    – rough plans to be prepared and circulated before session to inform discussion
    16.00 app – session conclusion

    We are aware that many will only just have returned to winter training; which is why we are only focusing on technical aspects of the hurdles rather than speed in this session.

    Athletes are free to do as much or little as they are comfortable doing..

    NEW Notes: It is hoped to have a coaches sheet avaliable on each session, detailing why we do certain drills and the thinking behind sessions; this will also detail follow on sessions to allow people to see how they can progress their coaching and training.

    NEW: we are going to book the indoor running track at Pitreavie; giving us full access to the track and allowing us unlimited use of the lanes and letting us set our dates at least a month in advance; athletes to Pay coaches £3 per session (not to reception) this money will cover the hiring of the facility; this is made possible by the welcomed support of Kristoffersen Carpets and Flooring

    Finally – Athletes – please ensure you have parental and coach agreement to attend the sessions (especially if your coach cannot attend)


    Hurdling Scotland

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