Hurdle Heights and Distances

At Momentum Sports we coach a large number of hurdlers in all the hurdles distances, for all age groups, both face to face and online. Richard Holt, our head coach, is a former British Champs 400mH finalist and multiple British Masters Champion - so why not join us too, because we can help make you a better hurdler.

All the heights and distances for hurdles events in age groups are below, we even have a video to show you the sprint hurdle positions.

Please see the rest of our website for lots of great information on hurdling and other athletics events.

Sprint hurdles spacings and heights video

Why not make use of some of our training videos too - here we look at some basic co-ordination and mobility hurdle drills

We have many more videos to help you with your hurdling and all aspects of the sport across the website, please have a look around and maybe let us know what you think via our Youtube channel.

Our athletes have achieved a lot over the years with British Age group records, National Age Group Championships (young and old!), a British Universities Champ, Welsh Internationals and numerous county titles and many more - our athletes have included Pippa Earley, Tom Parry, Kira Holt, Nicole Kendall, Mae Thompson, Laura Darcey, Alex Parkinson, Lucy Tunnacliffe, Simon Byway and Chris Hall amongst others - and we can help you too.

Why not check out our Sunday sessions, if you want to just do some technique work with us whilst doing the remainder of your training elsewhere at our Hurdle Sunday sessions.

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. About Us
  2. How we can help you.
  3. Our Training Groups
  4. Hurdles Index
  5. Running a Hurdles Race
  6. Clearing the Hurdle
  7. Hurdle Drills
  8. Mobility
  9. Getting Involved
  10. Hurdles Index
  11. Main Training Info Page

 

 

 

 


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