Hurdle Heights and Distances

At Momentum Sports we coach all the hurdles distances, for all age groups – that’s sprint hurdles to 400m hurdles (and steeplechase too), both face to face and online.

Young athletes compete over shorter sprint hurdle distances, such as 75m and 80m hurdles before progressing to 100m for women and 110m for men. The hurdle heights also go up as the athletes get older and the number of flights increase to 10. It’s a similar case over the longer hurdles races.

You’ll find all the information on heights, distances and hurdle spacings below. (And you’ll see that you can hurdle well into your “middle youth” and beyond with masters’ distances and age bands denoted.)

We coach a large number of hurdlers including introducing one of our athletes Pippa Earley to the event. She has progressed from u11 level so successfully that she is now UK record holder for the u15 outdoor 75m, u17 indoor 60m and outdoor 80m hurdle distances. We've also coached Tom Parry, Kira Holt, Laura Darcey, Alex Parkinson, Lucy Tunnacliffe and Darren Meaklim amongst others. Richard Holt, our head coach, is a former British Champs 400mH finalist and multiple British Masters Champion - so why not join us to because we can help make you a better hurdler.

Sprint Hurdles

Race Dist.

Hurdle Spacing

Hurdle Heights

Dist. to 1st hurdle

U13 Boys

75m

7.5m

2’6” (76.2cm)

11.5m

U13 Girls

70m

7.0m

2’3” (68.6cm)

11.0m

U15 Boys

80m

8.0m

2’9” (83.8cm)

12.0m

U15 Girls

75m

7.5m

2’6” (76.2cm)

11.5m

U17 Men

100m

8.5m

3’0” (91.4cm)

13.0m

U17 Women

80m

8.0m

2’6” (76.2cm)

12.0m

U20 Men

110m

9.14m

3’3” (99.1cm)

13.72m

U20 Women

100m

8.5m

2’9” (83.8cm)

13.0m

Senior Men

110m

9.14m

3’6” (106.7cm)

13.72m

Senior Women

100m

8.5m

2’9” (83.8cm)

13.0m

M35-M49

110m

9.14m

3’3” (99.1cm)

13.72m

W35-W39

100m

8.5m

2’9” (83.8cm)

13.0m

W40-W59

80m

8m

2’6” (76.2cm)

12.0

M50-M59

100m

8.5m

3’0” (91.4cm)

13.0m

M60-M69

100m

8.5m

2’9” (83.8cm)

13.0m

W60+

80m

8m

2’3” (68.6cm)

12.0m

M70-M79

80m

8m

2’6” (76.2cm)

12.0m

M80+

80m

8m

2’3” (68.6cm)

12.0m

Long Hurdles

U17 Men

400m

35m

2’9” (83.8cm)

45m

U17 Women

300m

35m

2’6” (76.2cm)

50m

U20 Men

400m

35m

3’0” (91.4cm)

45m

U20 Women

400m

35m

2’6” (76.2cm)

45m

Senior Men up to M49

400m

35m

3’0” (91.4cm)

45m

Senior Women up to M49

400m

35m

2’6” (76.2cm)

45m

M50-M59

400m

35m

2’9” (83.8cm)

45m

W50-W59

300m

35m

2’6” (76.2cm)

50m

M60-M69

300m

35m

2’6” (76.2cm)

50m

W60-W69

300m

35m

2’3” (68.6cm)

50m

M70-M79

300m

35m

2’6” (76.2cm)

50m

W70+

200m

35m

2’3” (68.6cm)

20m

M80+

400m

35m

2’3” (68.6cm)

20m

 

Learn more / further reading

  1. Hurdles Index
  2. Running a Hurdles Race
  3. Clearing the Hurdle
  4. Hurdle Drills
  5. Mobility
  6. Getting Involved
  7. Online Coaching

 

 

 

 


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