Amateur Heavy Events Training Day

Saturday 8th September 2018

Hororata Domain – 10am – 3pm

Postponement date Sunday 9th September 2018

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 Gough Cat 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 Gough Cat 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.

To register email by the 6th September 2018 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.

Junior Warriors Invitation

Junior Warriors, children aged over 8 years, are invited to attend a special training session with the athletes. See what it takes to make it to the pro’s!

Saturday 8th September  3pm  – 4.30pm (postponement 9th September)

Hororata Domain

Free of charge.

All participants can purchase a special Clan Hororata tee shirt for $12.00 on the day.

To register email by the 7th September.


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