Sprint Hurdles Technical Camps: Winter 2023

The Bruce Longden Coaching Foundation (BLCF) is once again joining forces with England Athletics to continue the successful sprint hurdles technical camp sessions. .

They will again be led by former World Junior Champion and England Athletics Talent Event Lead, Julie Pratt-Benterman and Commonwealth Gold Medallist, former British record holder and Olympian, Lorna Boothe MBE, and Paul Gripton, Youth Talent Programme (YTP) Coach. We are delighted to announce a fourth venue in the South West in November and December, which will be led by Neal Edwards, YTP coach.

These 2-hour camps are mainly targeted at U15 and U17 sprint hurdlers and will cover a variety of important aspects of hurdles technique to help athletes become faster and more efficient hurdlers. The sessions are structured to develop and assist athletes through the event as they progress and, also to help prepare sprint hurdlers who wish to apply for the Youth Talent Programme. So attending all three sessions is recommended but not essential as each session is stand-alone.

Athletes will be coached on the following areas:

  • Foot contact, speed and positioning
  • Hurdle clearance time
  • Hip mobility and flexibility
  • Hurdle drills
  • Race modelling

Personal coaches are encouraged to attend and observe the sessions, where they will also have an opportunity to ask the lead coach questions after each session.  

  • Athletes £12
  • No charge to coaches - come along and register with the lead coach on the day.
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Details of the camps

The camps will run simultaneously on 28 October, 25 / 26 November and 16 December (plus an additional in Bath) as follows: 

LocationAddressLead coachDates
ChelmsfordChelmsford Sport & Athletics Centre
Salerno Way,
Chelmsford CM1 2EH
Julie Pratt-Benterman28 October, 10am - 12pm
25 November, 10am - 12pm
16 December, 10am - 12pm
Bromley Norman Park,
Hayes Lane,
Bromley BR2 9EG
Lorna Boothe28 October, 1-3pm
Exeter Exeter Arena,
Summer Lane,
Exeter EX4 8NT
Neal Edwards25 November, 1pm – 3pm
10 December, 10am-12pm
BathUniversity Of Bath,
Claverton Down Rd, Claverton Down,
Combe Down, Bath BA2 7AY
Neal Edwards10 December, 10am – 12noon
SuttonDavid Weir Leisure Centre (formerly Sutton Arena),
Middleton Road,
Carshalton SM5 1SL
Lorna Boothe26 November, 10am - 12.30pm
16 December, 10am - 12.30pm
LoughboroughLoughborough HiPAC,
Leics LE11 3TP
Paul Gripton28 October, 12.30-2.30pm
25 November, 12.30-2.30pm
16 December, 12.30-2.30pm

Note that if you are unable to attend one of the sessions, please feel free to join in on any of the others - they are stand-alone sessions.

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