Heavy Events Training Day

Saturday 14th September 2019

Hororata Domain – 10am – 3pm

Postponement date Sunday 15th September 2019

Train in the unique Scottish Heavy Athletics, which require a mix of strength, athleticism and sheer will power. This day will prepare you for competing in the Amateur Heavy Championship at the Hororata Highland Games and other Heavy Events.

This is perfect for anyone who would like to experience what is involved in Heavy Events including rules, technique, training, competitions and development. You don’t need any experience to attend this day, but if you have competed before you will still benefit from this day. Small groups will mean individual skill levels can be adapted to.  This is a step up from a ‘Have A Go’ event. The hope is that attendees will be considering competing in the Amateur Heavy Championship at the Hororata Highland Games (doesn’t have to be this year).

You will receive expert coaching in five disciplines – Caber Toss,  Hammer Throw, Stone Putt, Weight for Distance and Sheaf Toss. All traditional Scottish Heavy athletics sports. For more information click here.

Coach: Pat Hellier: 18 times NZ Highland Heavy Events Champion, 13 times NZ track and field champion over shot put, discus and hammer events, throws coach for NZ Commonwealth Youth Team, India, 1998, throws Coach for the Cook Islands Olympic Team.

Kirsten Hellier – High Performance Throws Coach. Kirsten is a past Olympic Games athlete (Javelin 1992) and coach of Valerie Adams (2004 – 2008). Kirsten is currently working for Athletics New Zealand and is coaching a number of athletes aiming to be the best in their sport.

We are very lucky to have two coaches of this calibre, this an unique opportunity, one not to be missed.

To register email cindy@hororata.org.nz by the 7th September 2019 or phone 021 366 606

Numbers are limited. Must be over the age of 18 years. Open to men and women.

Cost: $50.00 per person, includes lunch.  Details of anything specific for the day will be provided once registered but all equipment will be provided you will just need your own personal items for this type of training.


Click here to go to the Heavy Events page for competition details.