Hurdle Heights and Distances

All the hurdle distances and heights, in all age groups, are below for both sprint and long hurdles.

Below is a table showing all the spacings and also a video to show you the sprint hurdle heights and track measurements, as a great way to visually find out what you need to set up.

The hurdles have been a massive highlight at the Tokyo Olympics - they're great events. Come and join us and we can help you with your own hurdling journey.

Here at Momentum Sports we coach many hurdlers of all ages and abilities, both in person and online. Richard Holt, our head coach, is a former British Champs 400mH finalist and multiple British Masters Champion. We also have our Hurdle Sunday sessions every week - just get in touch and we'll get you involved. We can make you a better hurdler.

Also, try the rest of our site - it is bursting with content on all aspects of hurdling and every other athletics event too.

Sprint hurdles - Spacings and Heights

Video How to Set Up Sprint Hurdles

If you find this page or video useful, please share it with others - we want to make sure everyone knows how to set up hurdles correctly for racing and training.

Why not make use of some of our training videos too - here we have a very quick look at how to hurdle. We go into far more depth elsewhere.

Video How to Hurdle - Learn the basic hurdling techniques, so as a beginner you can hurdle faster.

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 British Age group records, National Age Group Champions (young and old!), a British Universities Champ, Welsh Internationals and numerous county titles and much more. Why not hurdle with us like Pippa Earley, Tom Parry, Kira Holt, Nicole Kendall, Mae Thompson, Laura Darcey, Alex Parkinson, Simon Byway and Chris Hall all have and achieved so much.

Check out our Sunday sessions, if you want to just do some technique work weekly or just from time to time Hurdle Sunday training sessions.

Many people want to know how many hurdles are in a race. In most hurdle races (100m, 110m and 400m) there are 10 hurdles, there are 8 hurdles in 70m, 75m and 80m hurdles, 7 hurdles in 300m hurdles and 5 hurdles in the 200m races.

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 8m 2’9” (83.8cm) 12.0m
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

Race Dist. Hurdle Spacing Hurdle Heights Dist. to 1st hurdle
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+
200m 35m 2’3” (68.6cm) 20m

Here is an example of the ways in which we can help athletes with their hurdling. You can work on these drills, or even better come and get us to coach you to do the properly.

Video How to Improve Hurdle Technique - Advanced Hurdle Drills for sprint and 400m hurdles

Also, if you like the video about hurdling, we also have lots about sprinting and other running topics too. For example, here's one about the set position and first two steps from blocks.

Video Sprint Training - The Set Position & Start

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