How To Jump Hurdles
Hurdle races are usually run over 110m for men and 100m for women; with longer races being 400m. In this Videojug guide Julia Hubbard, athlete and professional personal trainer, talks you through the correct way to jump hurdles.
- As you get to the first hurdle, lean into it and extend your first leg.
- Plant your leg quickly, and pull your trail leg through.
- In a hurdles race you would ideally be looking to get three strides between hurdles, getting over the hurdles as economically as possible so you maintain your speed.
- In longer races your strides might decrease as you get tired, so you may need to take four or five steps between the hurdles; because of this you need to make sure you can lead and trail with both legs.