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With practice (repetition) the hurdler develops a pace with little variation between the speed crossing each hurdle and his or her speed between the hurdles.
Porter will be up against French athlete Cindy Billaud, the highest ranked European 100m hurdler, who will also compete in the Sainsbury's Birmingham Grand Prix.
The seven-year-old will have progressed from that first chase outing and it is worth remembering he was quite a classy novice hurdler last term.
Important components intervene in the perfecting of the technical skills of the hurdlers, and the correct determination thereof influences the success of the special training for the competition: the technique under the influence of fatigue, absolute speed, running speed for the first half of the race distance, as well as the resistance in a speed regime.
They could have titled it 'Chasers, Hurdlers & Jockeys' or, more appropriately, 'Chasers, Hurdlers & McCoy'.
Many hurdlers, particularly the high school/novice, and some coaches prefer the "flat-footed" approach because of a lack of training or lack of muscular strength and endurance to achieve and remain on the balls of the feet.
RAY GREEN'S exciting novice hurdler Dibea Times will run at Kelso tomorrow.
Prunella Dobbs Hurdlers Bolger is not the only Irish trainer boasting a phenomenal strike-rate with hurdlers in this window.
In the world-class development programme are Dunford and another five who compete for Birchfield: high hurdler Chris Baillie, 400m hurdler Dale Garland, long jumper Amy Harris, two heptathletes Louise Hazel and Jade Surman, and sprinter Julian Thomas.
Even Littlerock's newcomers - such as sprinter Gajan Foster and hurdler Matt Olodum - are seniors.
Ross was ranked among the world's top five under-21 sprint hurdlers.
TOMORROW: Follow Evan Williams' hurdlers and Rebecca Curtis' chasers at Ffos Las.