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Long Hurdles Records

The distance of the long hurdle race varies from 200m to 400m, depending on age and gender. The height of the hurdle also varies. Unlike short hurdles, the gap between each barrier stays the same (35m).

The event has been part of the Olympics athletics since 1900 for men and 1984 for women. At the World Masters Athletics Champs, the event only became available to women from 1987.

Women start with 400m and a hurdle height of 0.762m. From aged 50, the women race 300m and the distance further reduces to 200m at age 70. The hurdle height is dropped to 0.686m at age 60.

Men start with 400m and a hurdle height of 0.991m. From aged 60, the distance is reduced to 300m and then again to 200m from age 80. The hurdle height is dropped to 0.84m at age 50, 0.762m at age 60 and then to 0.686m at age 70.

The reduced distances for over 60s only came into use at the World Champs from 1985 and the 200m hurdles were only introduced to the M80+ from 2011 and W70+ from 2009.

To be valid for a record in the 200mH, a time must be run with a wind reading of +2.0 or less.

Where Centre records are better performances than National or World records, this likely indicates that the athlete either failed to apply for the record within the application window or was unable to meet the stricter paperwork requirements. More recent records could still be in the processing stage at World or National level.

Electronic times are required. Some historical times that predate this requirement may be hand-times (h). Where it is not readily evident that a historical hand timed record or electronic time is faster, both will be listed. [I believe any time given with a single decimal is hand timed but unless marked it is not explicitly expressed.]

Note: Athletes move. Wellington records applicable to athletes registered to Wellington at time of performance. Island championship records applicable to athletes registered to that island at time of performance. NZ records applicable to athletes registered appropriately to NZMA at time of performance. Oceania championship records applicable to athletes registered to OMA at time of performance. World records quote national affiliation of athlete at time of performance.

  Wellington North Island
Champs
South Island
Champs
NZMA Champs NZ National Oceania Champs World
M35
400mH
1:04.64

B Hyslop
59.46

J Hill (1998)
no record 1:00.58

J Hill (1999)
59.46

J Hill (1998)
1:00.11

Geoff Gibbons AUS (2012)
48.13

Danny McFarlane JAM (2009)
M40
400mH
1:00.56

Brian Turnbull (1996)
1:03.12

Paul Daborn (2007)
no record

1:00.56

Brian Turnbull (1996)

59.20

J O’Connor (2008)
1:00.30

Ernest Kemplay AUS (1984)
49.69

Danny McFarlane JAM (2012)
M45
400mH
1:09.48

Kelvin Berryman
1:06.50

Ron Robertson (1989)

Paul Daborn (2012)
no record 1:00.45

Jack O’Connor (2010)
1:00.45

Jack O’Connor (2010)
1:04.01

Chris Strange NZL (1998)
54.92

Edward Betts GBR (2016)
M50
400mH
1:15.02

Francis Campkin
1:05.38

Paul Daborn (2016)
no record 1:03.28

Paul Daborn (2017)
1:03.0

J Speerstra (1986)
1:03.67

Neil Fowler AUS (2002)
56.56

Howard Moscrop GBR (2008)
M55
400mH
1:15.30

Francis Campkin
1:10.88

Maurice Callaghan (2003)
no record 1:10.64

Maurice Callaghan (2001)
1:05.22

Maurice Callaghan (2003)
1:06.60

Hans Meisebach AUS (1984)
58.92

Guido Muller GER (1995)
M60
300mH
56.15

J Powell
48.23

Laurie Malcolmson (2010)
no record 46.89

Laurie Malcolmson (2010)
46.89

Laurie Malcolmson (2010)
46.87

John Lamb AUS (2012)
42.31

Guido Muller GER (1999)
M65
300mH
1:00.75

Rupert Watson (2016)
51.24

Laurie Malcolmson (2016)
55.98

Keith Hutton (2016)
49.06

Laurie Malcolmson (2017)
49.06

Laurie Malcolmson  (2017)
50.28

Richard Trembath AUS (2008)
43.88

Guido Muller GER (2004)
M70
300mH
1:02.30

Peter Hanson (2010)
59.02

Stewart Foster (2009)
no record 57.29

Stewart Foster (2009)
55.22

Stewart Foster (2008)
55.12

Donald Chambers AUS (2008)
45.24

Guido Muller GER (2000)
M75
300mH
1:15.20

Bill Nicholson
1:02.06

Stewart Foster (2012)
no record 1:06.94

Ron Johnson (2008)
1:01.26

Stewart Foster (2014)
1:01.26

Stewart Foster NZL (2014)
49.65

Guido Muller GER (2014)
M80
200mH
no record no record no record no record no record 1:01.35

Rad Leovic AUS (2012)
36.95

Earl Fee CAN (2010)
M85
200mH
no record no record no record no record no record no record 42.70

Earl Fee CAN (2014)
M90
200mH
no record no record no record no record no record no record 51.31

Ralph Maxwell USA (2010)
  Wellington North Island
Champs
South Island
Champs
NZMA Champs NZ National Oceania Champs World
  Wellington North Island
Champs
South Island
Champs
NZMA Champs NZ National Oceania Champs World
W35
400mH
no record 1:19.95

Andrea Williams (2010)
no record 1:06.73

K Green (1996)
1:06.73

K Green (1996)
1:12.55

Kerrie Macey AUS (1990)
52.94

Marina Stepanova URS (1986)
W40
400mH
1:21:04

Andrea Williams (2014)
1:21:04

Andrea Williams (2014)
no record 1:10.60

Karen Gillum-Green (2001)
1:05.03

C Turner (1987)
1:11.06

Suzy Cole AUS (2012)
58.35

Barbara Gahling GER (2007)
W45
400mH
no record 1:10.1

Fay Riley (1988)
no record 1:12.39

Gail Kirkman (2001)
1:08.59

Gail Kirkman (2001)
1:04.70

Marie Kay AUS (2006)
1:02.85

Barbara Gahling GER (2010)
W50
300mH
1:01.81

P Scholes
58.02

Delwyn Smith (2016)
54.92

Louise Martin (2016)
48.17

Gail Kirkman (2002)
48.17

Gail Kirkman (2002)
49.91

Michele Hossack AUS (2014)
44.90

Barbara Gähling GER (2015)
W55
300mH
no record 1:17.0

Wini Pepene (1988)
no record 54.57

Gail Kirkman (2007)
50.75

Gail Kirkman (2007)
58.90

Wilma Perkins AUS (2006)
49.00

Jane Horder GBR (2012)
W60
300mH
1:05.90

Judy Hammond
1:05.68

Tui Ashe (2012)
no record 56.86

Gail Kirkman (2013)
55.05

Gail Kirkman (2015)
55.05

Gail Kirkman NZL (2015)
51.64

Marge Allison AUS (2005)
W65
300mH
1:11.04

Judy Hammond (2004)
1:10.36

Tui Ashe (2015)
no record 1:11.04

Judy Hammond (2004)
58.59

Gail Kirkman (2017)
1:05.55

Wilma Perkins AUS (2015)
54.06

Marge Allison AUS (2011)
W70
300mH
no record no record 1:08.04

Claire Giles (2017)
no record no record 50.46

Frances Harris AUS (2012)
36.71

Marge Allison AUS (2015)
W75
300mH
no record no record no record no record no record no record 39.89

Christa Bortignon CAN (2013)
W80
300mH
no record no record no record no record no record no record 42.24

Irene Obera USA (2014)
  Wellington North Island
Champs
South Island
Champs
NZMA Champs NZ National Oceania Champs World

World Records from World Masters Athletics as at 31 December 2016.

Oceania Championship Records from Oceania Athletics as at 7 December 2015.

NZ Records from NZ Masters Athletics as at December 2017.

NZMA Championship Records from NZ Masters Athletics as at March 2017.

South Island Championship Records from NZ Masters Athletics as at December 2017.

North Island Championship Records from NZ Masters Athletics as at December 2017.

Wellington Records as at 14 August 2017.


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Last Updated 15 December 2017